Stations of the heart: parting with a son

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This poignant love story of a father for his son is at once funny, heartbreaking, and hopeful . In it a young man teaches his entire family "a new way to die" with wit, candor, and, always, remarkable grace. This emotionally riveting account probes the heart without sentimentality or self-pity. As the book opens, Richard Lischer's son, Adam, calls to tell his father, a professor of divinity at Duke University, that his cancer has returned. Adam is a smart, charismatic young man with a promising law career, and an unlikely candidate for tragedy. That his young wife is pregnant with their first child makes the disease's return all the more devastating. Despite the crushing magnitude of his diagnosis and the cruel course of the illness , Adam's growing weakness evokes in him an unexpected strength.  This is the story of one last summer and the young man who lived it as honestly and faithfully as possible. We meet Adam in many phases of his growing up, but always through the narrow lens of his undying hope, when in the final season of his life he becomes his family's (and his father's) spiritual leader. Honest in its every dimension, Stations of the Heart is an unforgettable book about life and death and the terrible blessing of saying good-bye.  

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subject_facetBereavement -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Biographies
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships
Fathers and sons
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Cancer
Christianity
Family relationships
Fathers and sons
Lischer, Adam
Lischer, Richard
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