Debbie Hand Announces New Book, ‘Helping Your Friend through the Storm’

Share Article

Author uses personal struggles to enlighten others on how to help

News Image

Undergoing brain surgery to correct epileptic seizures may seem traumatic. Add to that being diagnosed with breast cancer a year later. Four years after that battle, author Debbie Hand was told she had cancer on the other side. Those were some storms that she underwent that gave her insight into what others experience when they face storms in their lives. Friends and family yearn to help but often feel at a loss.

Now, in “Helping Your Friend through the Storm: Understanding the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Ways that You Can Help Others through the Difficulties in Their Lives” (published by WestBow Press), Hand helps readers understand the physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties that others may be going through, along with ways that they can help others facing storms in their lives. With practical and unique approaches, readers can learn new ways to help others facing storms in their lives.

By sharing accounts of her own storms, Hand sheds light on the physical, emotional and spiritual struggles of those facing major illness or other adversity. It is a book meant to give friends a firm footing in the midst of the challenge of supporting someone whose affliction they do not share.

Through her work, Hand hopes readers will develop “an understanding and deeper empathy of what others may be feeling as they go through the storms in their lives, along with ideas and approaches of ways to help them.”

Helping Your Friend through the Storm
By Debbie Hand
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781512711714
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781512711707
E-Book | 176 pages | ISBN 9781512711691
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Debbie Hand and her husband of 35 years, Tom, have three grown children and enjoy being grandparents. Hand has a bachelor’s degree in social work and has experience working with the elderly and their families as they encounter end-of-life circumstances. She especially enjoys talking to, and encouraging, cancer patients and helping friends through the storms in life. This is her first book. More can be found at:

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader supported self- publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 866-928-1240
Email >
Visit website