Ellen Dettore Shares Personal Story Showcasing Comfort Found in God

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Author writes how God comforted her during her husband’s cancer and passing

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We serve a very real and alive God that desires intimacy with all of us. He is as close as our own breath and yet many of us still miss it.

In her new book “Don’t Miss It—I Almost Did” (published by CrossBooks), Ellen Dettore shares her personal story of how God helped her cope with her husband’s cancer and untimely death. She reveals to readers the life lessons she gained from the experience – lessons that she would not have learned any other way.

“In 1998, I received the first of three messages from God,” Dettore explains, “‘You will be affected by cancer, but you will be okay.’” She told her husband, John, what she’d heard, but he dismissed it; in the end, so did she. Years later she says, God quickened her spirit, and she was reminded of those messages in 2010 when John was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.

Dettore relates the signs of her husband’s cancer she saw only in retrospect and talks about life as a widow. She shares tales from her past, using them to show readers how God was by her side, preparing and shaping her for the hard times to come. She speaks openly and frankly about her journey, revealing the difficulty of caring for her husband during his illness, the grief over his death, and the strength she found within the Lord’s arms.

“We serve a very real and alive God that desires intimacy with all of us. He is as close as our own breath and yet many of us still miss it.”

“Don’t Miss It—I Almost Did”
By Ellen Dettore
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781462722402
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781462722389
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781462722396
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ellen Dettore holds a B.A. and an M.S. and is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. She founded Find the Missing Piece, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that assists cancer patients with their needs. Dettore resides in Houston. All proceeds from her book will benefit Find the Missing Piece, Inc. More information can be found at http://www.findthemissingpiece.org.

CrossBooks, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a Christian publishing imprint committed to bringing more Christian voices into the publishing industry. Established authors, first-time authors, and authors anywhere in between can meet their goals and fulfill their vision for their books by publishing with CrossBooks. CrossBooks’ innovative style of publishing blends the best of traditional and self-publishing. While our authors contribute monetarily to cover the cost of publishing, we maintain a strict moral and quality standard that every manuscript must meet for us to publish. For more information on publishing your Christian book with CrossBooks, log on to crossbooks.com or call 1-866-879-0502.

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