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Product Details

  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas; 1st edition (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193849928X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938499289
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,347,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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As an employee at a Christian book store, there are very few books out there touching on this subject. It would be wonderful to have this book in our bookstore. I think it would greatly help those with chronic illnesses, as well as those who might have a friend or relative struggling with one.
~ Grawyn Miller, Leap of Faith Christian Bookstore

The book I've been waiting for has finally been written! I will be referring to this book often--for practical tips, laughter, and sound, biblical advice when the road is feeling long. Sick and Tired was the pick-me-up I needed.
~ Bethany, MS since 2003

Loving what I'm reading. I think this book is necessary. I haven't seen any out there like this one.  
~ Tammy, herniated disc in back since 2008

I was almost jaded when I first cracked Sick and Tired open. What could Kimberly Rae offer me that the medical profession and so many others couldn't? The amount of practical wisdom in Sick and Tired, delivered with wit and humor, is well worth a read! I plan to gift this book to several people. Consider this book your prescription for surviving and thriving with health challenges.
 
~ Jen, Raynaud's Phenomenon and food allergies since 2006

From the Author

Sometimes I just want off this merry-go-round. I'm sick. I'm tired. And I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Know what I mean? It's a tough road we sickies travel. We have to deal with our daily symptoms and pile of pills, plus the doctors who scratch their heads, acquaintances who either think we're faking it or are certain we'd be better if we just tried their latest whatever, and the friends who think they're encouraging us when they say, "But you don't look sick!"

Some days I just want to hear somebody say it stinks. Somebody who really gets it, who will tell me a funny story and remind me I'm not alone. Somebody who will tell me I really can get through this day, and they're cheering me on.

Funny thing is, though there are over 100 million people in our country living with chronic illness, we aren't very good at getting together to encourage one another. We could schedule a support group, but it would be exhausting having to get dressed and get there and interact with people. We could plan big events or conferences, but most of us would end up getting sick that day and not being able to show up!

Therefore, one of the best ways for a sick person to be encouraged is through a book. A book doesn't expect you to answer a bunch of questions like, "Are you feeling better?" or mind if you're still wearing your pjs. A book won't get upset if you only read a page or two then fall asleep because you were up most of the night.

And since I couldn't find just the right book--a blend of empathy, encouragement and practical help--I wrote it!

More About the Author

Award-winning, Amazon bestselling author of 20 books, Kimberly Rae, loves to help people fight human trafficking and live joyfully despite chronic illness. She has been published over 300 times and has work in 5 languages.

Rae has lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. She has rafted the Nile River, hiked in the hills around Mount Everest, and eaten cow brains just to say she'd done it! She now lives in North Carolina at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and two young children.

Rae's 3 books in her STOLEN SERIES on human trafficking (Stolen Woman, Stolen Child, Stolen Future) all are Amazon Bestsellers. She is currently working on a teen series on modern day slavery for pre-teen girls. Books 1 and 2, Capturing Jasmina and Buying Samir, have been released by Journey Forth publishing.

Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/MVkG6rdz1pc

Kimberly's newest series is on chronic health problems! Rae has Addison's disease, hypoglycemia, asthma, scoliosis and a cyst on her brain. Though Rae could find deep books on chronic illness, she wanted a book that was funny and encouraging. When she could no find one, she started writing one! "I want my Sick & Tired series to give empathy, encouragement, and a little practical help," says Rae. "When you've had health problems for years and years, you just want somebody to say 'It stinks, you're not alone, and here's a funny story to help you get through your day!'"

Books in the Sick & Tired series:

Sick & Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help for those Suffering with Chronic Health Problems

You're Sick, They're Not: Relationship Help for Chronic Sufferers and Those Who Love Them

Why Doesn't God Fix It: Shining Eternal Light through the Darkness of Chronic Illness (New release November 2014)

Laughter for the Sick & Tired--Special Addition

Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/FHRqAdj5zAM

Sign up at www.kimberlyrae.com to get updates on Kimberly's new releases and get exclusive special offers!


PRESS RELEASE for STOLEN WOMAN:

STOLEN WOMAN, Kimberly Rae's breakout Christian suspense novel, is one of the first Christian fiction novels focused on human trafficking to hit the market.

"I looked and looked but could not find one book about trafficking overseas that ended with not just getting rescued from something bad, but to something good," says author Kimberly Rae. "What I wanted most was to read a story that ended with true freedom and lasting hope. And as someone once said, if you can't find the book you want to read, you must write it. So I did."

After living overseas for many years, the author uses her experiences in Asia to backdrop the story of Stolen Woman, set in Kolkata, India. Stolen Woman's main character, Asha, leaves her home in North Carolina, for a summer working with orphans in India. There she meets a 16-year-old trafficked girl who has been stolen from her home and forced into sexual slavery. Asha desperately wants to rescue this girl, but Mark, a 3rd-generation missionary and her boss for the summer, forbids her return to the dangerous area. Certain she is doing the right thing, Asha begins sneaking off the missionary compound to meet with her new friend and plan her escape. When the traffickers get suspicious and Asha's young friend runs away, Asha sneaks out during the night to help, ignoring the fact that she, too, might become one of the stolen.

More than just an exciting story, Rae is using Stolen Woman as a way to connect caring readers with human trafficking ministries so they can help make a difference. A 2-page spread at the end of Rae's book highlights Women At Risk International (www.warinternational.org), a non-profit ministry that has been rescuing women and children in foreign countries as well as in the U.S. since its inception in 2006. Many more trafficking rescue outreaches are linked on the book's website, www.kimberlyrae.com.

"I didn't want a story that was merely entertaining," says Rae. "I want what I write to have a purpose. When my mom asked me what I would write about if I could write about anything, I knew exactly what the answer would be. That day I started working on Stolen Woman."

Rae's novel, book 1 in a series of 3, is available at www.amazon.com, or readers can order an autographed copy through her website, www.kimberlyrae.com.

"People out there care about human trafficking and want to make a difference," Rae concludes. "I pray my book will help them do that."

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I feel like I got a lot out of this and it can help others.
D. L. Montgomery
Written by someone who's been there, Kimberly Rae combines humor and practical tips on living with chronic illness in a book unlike all the others out there.
bethany220
I would recommend this book to anyone with a chronic illness and to their family and friends also.
Susan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rose on June 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
Kimberly Rae's "Sick & Tired" was a welcomed dose of encouragement. I've just gone through a season of sickness, and I'm a chronic illness sufferer myself. Her personal yet forthright approach to dealing with chronic illness helped me feel understood and validated. Her own experiences shared with candor help us to deal with our own. The "Close to Home" comics at the beginning of each chapter administered just the right touch of humor to lighten up a heavy topic. This is a good book to share with family members.

Rose Chandler Johnson, author of the devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, and the devotional blog, Write Moments with God.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan Jane King on June 23, 2013
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Powerful and personal! Kimberly Rae's book welcomes the chronically ill into a place where they are understood, where they can lament over and even laugh about their challenges, and where they can find hope and encouragement for the journey. Drawing from her own personal experience with chronic illness, Kimberly offers valuable wisdom and practical tools for navigating these uncertain waters. I came away with greater understanding of how to live--really live--in the midst of ongoing illness, and how to encourage and help others who suffer. The questions for individual or group study at the end of each chapter help lay the foundation for dealing with key issues. In addition, the cartoon illustrations at the beginning of each chapter made me laugh over and over, which was an unexpected and pleasant surprise in a book on chronic illness. Kimberly's writing conveys a faithful joy and determined strength that washes over her readers like a gentle stream, carrying them to the land of hope.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Gruhn on June 27, 2013
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I have been struggling with several chronic conditions since 1996. My life has had to change. Friends have come and gone. The bookshelf of books I found on the multiple illnesses were "nice" yet the ache of walking the journey through illness remained.

Sick and Tired, though, has been a breath of air. A reminder, while reading, that the journey is hard, yet can hold joy too. I'm very grateful to have this as part of not just my bookshelf, but as a reference to come back to - a reminder from a friendly writer that I'm not alone on my journey through illness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Judith L. Estes on July 19, 2013
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When I first looked at this book, I thought, okay, it's not too long, sounds intriguing, I think I'll take a stab at it. I found this book on the free list, which made it all the better as, I'm a cheapskate! (LOL!)

Several minutes later, I'm reading. Chuckling. Snorting. The cartoons were spot on and I think her straightforward style was exactly the balance needed to bring home her points.

Then, as I read further, I surprised my self by tearing up. Kimberly now felt just like a sister; someone you could sit and have a coffee with, getting sympathy and a gentle kick to avert the pity me syndrome.

Thank you Kimberly Rae, I will be looking for more books from you! Do me a favor though; make 'em longer!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jana Flaig on September 25, 2013
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What a great encouragement to others who live with chronic illness/condition. The individual or group study questions at the end of each chapter allows the reader to practice what Kimberly preaches. Readers can use her template to "express your condition in one concise sentence, calmly and with confidence,making you feel less like a victim of sickness and more like a person who happens to be sick." Empathy, Encouragement and Practical Help . . . this little quick-read book delivers!

Jana Flaig, author of Fight Fear and Foster Faith; Gain the Hope & Courage You Need to Overcome Difficult Circumstances.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2013
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She really does "Get it" and this book has helped me to think about my chronic illness in a different way!
I recommend this book to everyone! Fantastic! Kimberly has a fantastic writing style and insight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 9, 2013
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This book is great for the down days of multiple auto immune diseases. It is like having a little support meeting any time you need it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Shelton on January 8, 2014
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Love this book have read the next book she has out and read to keep going. They are so helpful and make you laugh.
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