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Letters from the Land of Cancer

Walter Wangerin

In this unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer, award-winning writer Walter Wangerin Jr. offers his profound insights into the greatest challenge we face: confronting our own mortality. 'Shortly after the cancer had been diagnosed I began writing letters to the members of my immediate family, to relatives and to lifelong friends. The following book will consist mostly of those letters. They will invite you into my most intimate dancing with the cancer, even as that partner and I have over the last two years swung each other around the tiled floors of ballrooms and bathrooms. Dizzy still, and day by day, I sat and wrote: This is what I'm feeling right now. This is what I think....' From afternoon to afternoon of radiation, Wangerin wrote about confronting his mortality, about living with the messiness of undone tasks and bodily weakness. He wrote about the medical procedures he endured, the wild mood swings that unbalanced his days, and the fragilities and strengths of the relationships that surrounded him. The unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer is made up of these writings. Cadenced within the letters are Wangerin's eloquent meditations derived from his pastoral experiences with the faithful passage of death to life. Seldom has the great adventure of life and death been as beautifully presented as it is in this testimony to faith, love, and the shocking reality of hope.

In this unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer, award-winning writer Walter Wangerin Jr. offers his profound insights into the greatest challenge we face: confronting our own mortality. 'Shortly after the cancer had been diagnosed I began writing letters to the members of my immediate family, to relatives and to lifelong friends. The following book will consist mostly of those letters. They will invite you into my most intimate dancing with the cancer, even as that partner and I have over the last two years swung each other around the tiled floors of ballrooms and bathrooms. Dizzy still, and day by day, I sat and wrote: This is what I'm feeling right now. This is what I think....' From afternoon to afternoon of radiation, Wangerin wrote about confronting his mortality, about living with the messiness of undone tasks and bodily weakness. He wrote about the medical procedures he endured, the wild mood swings that unbalanced his days, and the fragilities and strengths of the relationships that surrounded him. The unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer is made up of these writings. Cadenced within the letters are Wangerin's eloquent meditations derived from his pastoral experiences with the faithful passage of death to life. Seldom has the great adventure of life and death been as beautifully presented as it is in this testimony to faith, love, and the shocking reality of hope.
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In this unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer, award-winning writer Walter Wangerin Jr. offers his profound insights into the greatest challenge we face: confronting our own mortality. 'Shortly after the cancer had been diagnosed I began writing letters to the members of my immediate family, to relatives and to lifelong friends. The following book will consist mostly of those letters. They will invite you into my most intimate dancing with the cancer, even as that partner and I have over the last two years swung each other around the tiled floors of ballrooms and bathrooms. Dizzy still, and day by day, I sat and wrote: This is what I'm feeling right now. This is what I think....' From afternoon to afternoon of radiation, Wangerin wrote about confronting his mortality, about living with the messiness of undone tasks and bodily weakness. He wrote about the medical procedures he endured, the wild mood swings that unbalanced his days, and the fragilities and strengths of the relationships that surrounded him. The unabridged audio download of Letters from the Land of Cancer is made up of these writings. Cadenced within the letters are Wangerin's eloquent meditations derived from his pastoral experiences with the faithful passage of death to life. Seldom has the great adventure of life and death been as beautifully presented as it is in this testimony to faith, love, and the shocking reality of hope.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

21:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:01