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Learning to Keep the Faith in Trying Times
First time author Michael Stalter has released Still Have Faith, the year’s most touching look at one family’s battle with cancer from a husband's perspective, and a startling reminder that they could be any one of us.
Still Have Faith is a heartfelt, sometimes alarming portrayal of a husband’s emotions, feelings, and struggles in dealing with his wife’s 17½-year battle with breast cancer and the four years since her death.
Stalter says, “Men have trouble dealing with their emotions and being open and honest about them. And statistically, 70 percent of men will leave their terminally ill wife within two years of her being diagnosed…I understand it, but I also understand how much my wife Mary and the kids needed me. If I would have left, I just think that would have been hideous.”
Over the years Stalter had to deal with the deaths of other family members, raising his two children, his relationship with God, and rebuilding his life.
Still Have Faith is a raw, compelling story written from a man’s perspective, a behind-the-scenes look into how men think and feel, communicated in a very down-to-Earth style, like Stalter himself.
Michael Stalter did a great job of taking us through his struggles and hardships on this incredible journey. Mike lost his wife, his children lost a mother and she lost her battle with cancer... He felt so overwhelmed at times the "beast" would rage in him. Just when things couldn't get any worse, he lost his dad who was also his best friend. This is a story that teaches us to "Still Have Faith" in any situation. If you want to be inspired and find your way back to faith, hope and love; I would recommend reading this amazing book.
— Amazon reviewer
“This is a very moving recountance of a faithful man's struggles with living with his sweet wife's terminal illness, the passing of his inspirational father, becoming a single dad as well as the quickly clinging chaff that occurs in the short time of his life immediately after these tragedies that he wisely rids himself of … He tells a difficult story in hopes of helping others going through his same experiences, who will hopefully use his experiences in their own lives.”
~ Tammy L. Correa, Amazon.com review
The family is proud to make a $1 donation to cancer research for every copy sold.
Find out more at http://stillhavefaith.com/
Michael D. Stalter spent 17 ½ years being his wife’s primary caregiver and helping her battle breast cancer. Mike has a Bachelor’s of Science with majors in History, Education, and English, with minors in Political Science and Special Education. He retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Maximum Security Prison in Pontiac IL.
Title: Still Have Faith
Author: Michael D. Stalter
Publication Date: November 2011