The Story of Brain Disease and the Priest's Wife This is the story of Susan--a wife, mother, Christian believer, lover of children, writer of stories, and woman of extraordinary intellect. Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in her...
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The Story of Brain Disease and the Priest's Wife
This is the story of Susan--a wife, mother, Christian believer, lover of children, writer of stories, and woman of extraordinary intellect. Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in her late thirties. Although it was successfully treated, the process led to her slow, unending decline.
In this personal story of love and loss, Victor Lee Austin shares how caring for his wife during her painful struggle with brain cancer and its aftereffects brought him face-to-face with his God and with his faith in unsettling ways. God gave Victor what his heart most desired--marriage to Susan--then God took away what he had given. Yet God never withdrew his presence. Weaving together autobiographical details and profound theological insights, this powerful narrative shows that we are called to turn to God in the face of suffering.
The Reverend Victor Lee Austin, (Ph.D., Fordham University) is Theologian-in-residence at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. He is the author of scholarly articles in political theology, ecclesiology, and social ethics, as well as a book of theological meditations on everyday life, A Priests Journal; Up with Authority: Why We Need Authority to Flourish as Human Beings and Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed.
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- <b>the Story Of Brain Disease And The Priest's Wife<br></b><br> This Is The Story Of Susan--a Wife, Mother, Christian Believer, Lover Of Children, Writer Of Stories, And Woman Of Extraordinary Intellect. Susan Was Diagnosed With A Brain Tumor In Her Late Thirties. Although It Was Successfully Treated, The Process Led To Her Slow, Unending Decline.<br> <br> In This Personal Story Of Love And Loss, Victor Lee Austin Shares How Caring For His Wife During Her Painful Struggle With Brain Cancer And Its Aftereffects Brought Him Face-to-face With His God And With His Faith In Unsettling Ways. God Gave Victor What His Heart Most Desired--marriage To Susan--then God Took Away What He Had Given. Yet God Never Withdrew His Presence. Weaving Together Autobiographical Details And Profound Theological Insights, This Powerful Narrative Shows That We Are Called To Turn To God In The Face Of Suffering.