New Xulon Book Follows Mother’s Experience & Daughter’s Courage

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Hammond shares blogs written from the time of her daughter’s cancer diagnosis and throughout this drastic and unexpected journey

Life's Drastic Detour - A mother's journey through childhood cancer

God is always with us. He will not leave us, not forsake us

Within the pages of Rebecca Hammond’s new book, Life's Drastic Detour - A Mother's Journey Through Childhood Cancer, ($15.99, paperback, 9781498445214; $7.99, e-book, 9781498445221), readers will discover the author’s true account of her daughter’s bout with cancer. This book is a compilation of the series of blogs Rebecca Hammond wrote throughout the journey.

Trusting God through the most difficult trial of their lives is not only how they survived it, but they found joy along the way. Most people find it hard to understand cancer but when children are involved, the sadness and anger is often directed at God. Hammond’s journey was about trusting God not only with her own life but with her child's life, too. The author believes that this was not just their story but God’s story, as well. Her daughter’s bravery and faith was encouraging and inspirational to all of those who know her. These blogs will help readers get to know this special and courageous young lady. It’s a special story for all to read.

“I hope readers will walk the journey along side us in such a way that they examine their own relationship with God,” states the author. “God is always with us. He will not leave us, not forsake us. When we are at our weakest, He will be our strength.”

Rebecca Hammond is a Child Ambassador for World Vision and the Director of Youth Education and Advocacy for Slavery No More. As an ambassador, she has always taken the suffering and injustice of any child very seriously. As a leader in the women's ministry at church, she taught at conferences about the importance of faith through hard times. She knew many people were watching and wondering if she would walk the walk.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Life's Drastic Detour - A Mother's Journey Through Childhood Cancer through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Rebecca Hammond
Email: beckyrhammond(at)gmail(dot)com

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