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One couple harnesses the knowledge of themselves, their relationship and their complete trust in God to navigate a cancer diagnosis

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One couple harnesses the knowledge of themselves, their relationship and their complete trust in God to navigate a cancer diagnosis

 

One couple harnesses the knowledge of themselves, their relationship and their complete trust in God to navigate a cancer diagnosis

‘Come Home Alive: The Power of Knowing how to Work Together to Make it Through the Crisis of Cancer’ released

 

HOLLAND, Mich. – For 20 years, God has been leading, guiding and preparing author Mari D. Martin to walk alongside her husband, Chris, through a throat cancer diagnosis, the treatment of that cancer, the recovery from the side effects of the treatments, and then through rehabilitation to return to what will be his new normal. She wanted to inspire caregivers that what they do day and night matters and for cancer patients to muster the willpower to fight for their lives and never give up.


“Come Home Alive: The Power of Knowing how to Work Together to Make it Through the Crisis of Cancer” (published by WestBow Press) narrates how the couple used their 24 years as Kolbe Certified™ consultants to practice what they taught, consulted, and coached others regarding self-awareness, strengths identification, communication needs, role alignment, and the environment each person needs to thrive. For Chris to thrive again, he needed to heal; and for him to heal, he needed to be in an environment that allowed him to thrive.


This book tells how Mari’s role as caregiver was to stay true to herself, while also being the hands and feet to recognize, minimize and complete the tasks and requirements Chris naturally resisted. Their plan, rooted in faith, and hope, started with daily time together in prayer and belief in the healing power of God. It ended with a practice of thankfulness and expecting a miracle. What they did together in the middle is one others can do, too—through greater awareness of each other’s strengths, how to work together, and be a team with the knowledge and wisdom to come home alive.


“This is the story of the way we chose to cope, manage, and live each day from cancer diagnosis through continued recovery. This is in no way a treatment plan, or a guarantee of healing and survival. It is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians so you should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to your health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention,” Mari points out. When asked what she wants readers to take away from this book, she answers, “For them to remember that when they are in a season of affliction, it is then their inner voice can be heard and they are most receptive to God. It does not matter if they live or die through this affliction. What matters most is that they invite Jesus into their hearts and they are with Him and He is with them.”


“Come Home Alive: The Power of Knowing how to Work Together to Make it Through the Crisis of Cancer”

By Mari D. Martin

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781664223004

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781664222991

E-Book | 240 pages | ISBN 9781664222984

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Mari D. Martin is the founding partner of Performance Strategies Group, Inc. (PSG), a Holland based consulting firm now in its 31st year.  In 1990 she became one of the first consultants worldwide to be trained as a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant.  She is also among a few select consultants who have been named as a Kolbe Certified™ Master Team Consultant.  Mari and her team at PSG have touched the lives of over 25,000 people helping them to accelerate communication, work together, collaborate, and build strong teams.

 

Mari is the first recipient of the Mari Martin Award presented annually by the Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, as well as the first recipient of the Kolbe Professional Award presented by Kolbe Corp in 2013.  She has served on several non-profit and faith-based Boards of Directors in the Holland, MI community where she has lived since 1983.

  

Mari has a passion for long distance running and has trained for and run in eight marathons since 2006.  She enjoys spending time with her retired husband Chris, who brags about his improved golf game.  They have a son and daughter-in-law living in Minneapolis, and two sons and a daughter-in-law living in Chicago.  They welcome all opportunities to spend time with their six-year-old granddaughter.           

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