Hard Times and Holy Places
by Kris Belcher
“Trials and difficulties can, if we let them, become holy places — places where we can feel the power of the Atonement in our lives. Our struggles can be consecrated to our good and growth, and you and I can become more like Christ.” — Kris Belcher
When the only remaining sight she had left
began to fade, Kris Belcher knew her cancer had
returned. First diagnosed with bi-lateral
retinoblastoma at the age of seven months, she
had feared blindness since childhood. Ironically,
the treatment that had saved her life as a baby
was responsible for the radiation-induced cancer
that again threatened her life as an adult. Now a
wife and mother of two young sons, she faced
her greatest challenge. Five major surgeries
within the space of five months left her physically
and emotionally devastated — and completely
Yet during that horrendous time, Kris discovered
moments of spiritual strengthening that became
holy places in her life — places where she could
feel the purifying, transforming power of Christ
that enabled her to survive and to learn how to
live in a world of darkness. Compelling, honest,
and at times humorous, her story and the
insights she gained will help others find hopeand healing in the midst of their own trials.
By Kim, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was so amazing! It gave me the strength to look back at my life and find my own personal Holy places that I didn't realize existed. The author beautifully weaved adversity and testimony into an inspring and entertaining book. She shows you the way to see your life for what it truly is. A difficult and trying test, yet a rewarding journey. I laughed, I cried and I will certainly read it again.
By Emily, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is a must read for anyone who is struggling though a trial and wondering if they are going to make it. Not only does it bring hope and strengthen faith, but it reminds each of us to turn to the Lord in times of adversity. Filled with humor and powerful testimony this book will lift your spirit and encourage you to hold on.
By Brooke, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is full of inspiring ideas that will help anyone struggling with tribulation of any kind. The story is enjoyable to read and I was amazed at the strength the author has to find holy places during her struggles. I have used many of the precepts she teaches to help me overcome my own struggles. In today's world, this is a good book for everyone.
By suzanne, Submitted on 2015-02-25
What an inspriring book of faith and endurance. The author has a wonderful way of helping one to realize that each of our adversities (no matter what they are) can be turned into opportunities for our spiritual growth. I, for one, will never be the same after reading this book!