Donald L. Gilleland’s newly released “Watching My Wife Die” is a memoir of the author’s experience in struggling to surpass the pain he felt after losing his wife

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“Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving” from Christian Faith Publishing author Donald L. Gilleland is a poignant account that talks about the grieving journey of a husband after losing his wife who suffered from cancer.

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“Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving”: a heart-wrenching narrative that opens the readers’ hearts allowing them to empathize and witness how Christians thrive to survive in many different struggles in life. “Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving” is the creation of published author Donald L. Gilleland, an Evangelical Christian who serves as an usher at the Calvary Chapel Melbourne/Viera church located in Viera, Florida. He was also a member of the five-man planning staff that created the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC, and served seven years in the Pentagon––one year in the Office of Naval Intelligence and six years in the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office.

Gilleland writes, “This book is a discussion of metastatic ovarian cancer which my wife struggled with for more than a year and a discussion of my struggle with grief from watching my wife slowly die over the same period. Interwoven throughout the book are various forms of Christian witness as they related to these struggles.

“Donald Gilleland was born in 1935 and was raised in Alton, Illinois. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in public relations from Boston University. Margaret (Peggy) Gilleland was born in 1938 and was raised in Worchester, Massachusetts. She attended but did not graduate from Southern Illinois University where they met in 1957 and married in 1959.

“Donald served thirty years in the US military, followed by ten years in the defense industry, retiring as corporate director of public affairs for General Dynamics Corporation in 1994. He also has written and had published over 600 major articles in a variety of nationally and internationally circulated magazines and newspapers and is the author of five books, all of which are available on the Internet or directly from him. Peggy worked as a corporate management analyst until 1981, after which she decided to devote her full-time effort to helping the various communities in which they lived.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Donald L. Gilleland’s new book is an enthralling journal that opens the readers’ eyes allowing them to see and be inspired by how the faith of a husband saved him from the pain he was feeling after losing a wife who had metastatic ovarian cancer.

With this purpose, Gilleland aims for the readers to treasure every moment they have with their loved ones and to also be aware that cancer is not just an ordinary illness that a person can take in surviving life.

View a synopsis of “Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Watching My Wife Die: A True Story: A Christian Perspective on Grieving,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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