Friday, February 23, 2007

Prayer for Stephen Lawhead - Updated

Mir posted this:

I don't know if you've heard out there--I only found out cause I was alerted to it a couple days ago on the Christian Fandom listserv--but Stephen Lawhead, multi-published author of Christian fantasy, is very ill.

He has cancer. He is not doing well. His family is heartsick.

Please remember Stephen in your prayers. Let's believe for a miracle. The God who hears is still Yahweh Rapha: The LORD who heals.

I plead with my fellow bloggers to post and pass the word, so that we may have many prayer warriors battling for Stephen's good.

I originally planned to blog today about my book sale and those who were promoting it. But I think I'll wait for Monday for that.

Update: I visited Lawhead's reader forum and was given this additional information:

The most recent word I'm aware of is a message that seems to have gone into circulation on Feb 17 from his wife:


Dear Friends and Family:

Steve is finished with his course of chemotherapy and radiation. The chemo was stopped a week early, as the doctors reckoned it had done its work, which was to make the radiation more effective. (In other words, he was plenty sick.) The full 30 radiation treatments were given, the last one on 23 January.

So, he is on the road to recovery, with the occasional detour along the way.

It's difficult to represent this situation well, not overstating the difficulties or glossing over them. We remain hopeful and determined; each day brings unexpected blessings, and in many ways life is unbearably sweet. However, Steve is still struggling with the physical impact of the cancer, the aggressive treatment, and the emotional impact of it all. Some days are better than others.

Aware that many of you have gone down this road yourselves, or with loved ones, we thank you for your messages of concern and support, and most of all your prayers - the thing we need, and value, most.




Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Katie, thanks so much for posting this update. I haven't taken the time to look for further word, so I'm glad to read something recent.


Heidi Renee said...

Hey Katie,

Thank you so much for this, I had no idea. SRL is up there at the top of my favorite authors, we named Alinea after his Queen Alinea years ago.

I just finished Hood and loved it, just made me fall in love again with his style and depth. I can't imagine how difficult this has been for them.

I will be praying.

Rachel A. Marks said...

Oh, I'd been wondering how he was. I'll keep praying....

Mirtika said...

Yeah, we need to keep praying.

And by book sale, do you mean the selling off of your books, or that you made a book sale with a publisher? :D

Both would be good, nu? :)

Oh, and you won the birthday giveaway.


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