Your Guide to Living Life Out Loud
By Dave Bell
Destiny Image Publishers Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768442618, $ 14.99, 2014, 158 Pages
Seize the Day – Living Life Out Loud
Dave Bell, worship leader, musician, and song writer tells his story in his book “Your Guide to Living Life Out loud.”
In 2003 sixteen year old Dave was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer located on the back of his right eye. Dave was faced with six months of chemotherapy as well intense radiotherapy. Doctors revealed to Dave and his parents that the cancer may take his life, impact his vision, and that the treatments might leave him unable to father children.
Through these traumatic challenges Dave learned early to face the facts, by claiming God’s promises, and embracing the truth. He took an attitude of living life to the full. He sums up his approach to receiving healing as: takingthe right perspective, recognizing the power of faith, accepting the fact that healing is a process, and that it is a partnership with God and a team from the medical field.
Helpful healing checklists provide a guide and reminder of the progress of the healing process. Dave also uses the lyrics of songs he has written, collaborated on, or have been helpful to him to bring encouragement and inspiration to the reader.
Bell’s writing style reads like a fast moving adventure story. US readers take note that the author is from the UK to appreciate some unique idioms.
Dozens of photos speak for themselves in telling Dave’s story. Another unique feature of the book is the: Life Out Loud Guide, written by Paul Blundel, and illustrated with artwork created by Anton Fowler.
Dave’s is a positive testimony of finding freedom through battling aggressive cancer by aggressively “Living Life Out Loud.”
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.