Building Faith: A Journey from Death to Life Review


 Building Faith: A Journey from Death to Life by Francine Craft

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Reviewed by Dr. Maxine Thompson

This Book is a Testament to the Power of Faith, Prayer, and Belief 

Part memoir, part health journal, I enjoyed Francine Craft’s inspirational book, Building Faith: A Journey from Death to Life. When the author was faced with a cancer diagnosis, she dug deep into the spirit to fight this deadly disease. This book deals with the crucible of mortality, the abyss of depression, and the importance of faith during life’s journey.

As she related her life story, the author indirectly showed what went into the making of an artist. Born of a young teen mom and a young father, and reared by her maternal grandparents in the early years, Francine went on to become a successful writer of numerous romantic suspense titles. However, inside, something was missing. That something was faith. Because of her early sense of abandonment, for years Francine searched for the answer through therapy, through reading, through writing. Then, finally, through her renewed faith, she was able to rise above her circumstances and face her fears.

This is the inspirational book she had wanted to write for 20 years and was finally able to do so. “I write these books of the spirit to pass on the hope that God has given to me,” the author says. After she went through her battle against cancer and saw how prayer made her outcome successful, she wrote this book as a testimony to the power of faith. Using Biblical scriptures as epigrams, this book provides an uplifting experience.

This is a fast read, but one you will come back to and read over and overDr. Maxine Thompson

Back with You Again!

Hello Blog Friends -

I’ve been away from this blog for a while. Physical difficulties set in and the doctor advised that I take a break. I now feel fine and am ready to continue where we left off. You know me as a romantic suspense, mystery and inspirational romantic suspense writer. Last November I broadened my platform to include inspirational as well. Building Faith: A Journey from Death to Life came out October 2014 on Amaon’s KDP Select only for the time being. It has done well to say that this was my first out-and-out inspirational. It has stayed mostly midlevel after starting out on their Death and Grief Bestseller listing at 5. You’re all familiar with these lists. This book may be ordered from this website via Amazon or directly from their website.

Coming this October will be Keeping Faith: A Journey from Death to Life. Both books are slender, just under 100 pages, priced to sell at $0.99, and tell the story of my wrenching bout with cancer that left me in nearly total despair until after a year of refusing to be treated, I found that God had my back and no nonsense about it. This has been a wonderful thing to have happen. Out of the ashes came the phoenix! From my just about total despair God made His presence known with no nonsense and a world of love and comfort! Read the rest of this entry »