I chose to review Ken Mansfield’s Stumbling on Open Ground: Love, God, Cancer, and Rock ‘n’ Roll because of the topic…Cancer. I thought it would help me to as co-chair for the Relay for Life of Tipton County better understand some of the things the survivors I work with go through.
Ken was the American producer for the Beatles so most of the the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” facts he mentions in the book are before my time so I didn’t recognize a lot of the names but it was neat to get a glimpse of the behind the scenes stuff that happen in the music business.
The author’s wife, Connie, actually opened up each chapter with her thoughts and then he would give his. It was interesting to see how each situation was looked at differently by the individuals. Even though only one of them was going through cancer treatment, they were both affected but in different ways and it was heart breaking to read how it did.
For someone who is going through the scary journey of cancer, this book might be just what they need to read. It is honest and points out that God is bigger than Cancer, no matter what the outcome.
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