Book reviews

Book Review: Unleash Your God-Given Healing

Unleash Your God-Given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant
Unleash Your God-Given Healing

Unleash Your God-Given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant is an inspirational, Christian living book written with commentary from a well-respected oncologist, Dr. Robert Elliott. It explores nutrition, lifestyle, integrative and conventional medicine, and biblical wisdom in a practical way to assist people in preventing and beating cancer while surviving the journey.


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Here’s a review of Unleash Your God-Given Healing, reprinted by permission:

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the worry and fear can be exhausting. I’ve been looking for a balanced strategy for dealing with my cancer. In this book, each chapter addresses matters I have researched, taken under consideration, and prayed about. With so much information available on “Doctor Google,” it is hard to decipher what is valid and what is charlatan. But Ginny backs up each chapter with valid research, practical suggestions, and commentary from a well-respected oncologist. This book is well written and organized. I appreciate that she offers suggestions to those who are on a budget.

I appreciate the author’s approach. First and foremost, her perspective is Christian. She looks realistically at the physical and spiritual needs of regular people—those with typical access to local, NCI (National Cancer Institute), and CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) medical treatment—and provides hope. She supplies information based on research by credentialed experts of many persuasions. From her eight steps to preventing and surviving cancer, I’ve learned a number of new things, and some questions I’ve had from my research were answered. Ginny quotes cancer-research authorities, giving me confidence in the validity of her information.

This author is smart, well connected within the medical community both conventional and holistic, and she offers an integrated approach that is exactly what I am looking for. I have read countless cancer studies over the last year, yet I am confused about many aspects of this disease and its treatment. Ginny’s book helps lift my haze of confusion and provides a solid game plan for battling cancer and then doing what can be done to keep it from recurring. She shows you how to unleash your own healing with lifestyle changes while your doctor is treating your cancer. These steps are doable, practical and well researched. This is a book I would buy it, and I would purchase copies for friends and relatives who have cancer. This is a message that needs to be heard.

~ Jann Barclift, Cancer Survivor

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Ginny Dent Brant, Author
Ginny Dent Brant

Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews. Her recent release, Unleash Your God-Given Healing is a Golden Scrolls Award Winner. More information and her cancer prevention blog can be found at


New Releases

Fiction and Nonfiction Choices for Last Minute Gifts!

It’s a busy season full of wonder, miracles, and–let’s be honest–at least a little stress! Gift cards are an easy option when we’ve run out of ideas or energy, but how about the gift of literature? After all, a book is like a present that you get to open again and again, right?

Here are two new titles that have recently released from our CAN authors! 

Care to put a little mystery and suspense in your holiday shopping? Try Pendant, a new


release from M L Hamilton.

A field trip gone awry. A student gone missing.

Haunted by her student’s disappearance for more than a decade, Elaine finally stumbles

onto a vital clue–and discovers someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden. When her life is threatened, she allows the one person she trusts to whisk her away to safety in Texas. But assuming a false identity and hiding among the quirky residents of a retirement home is not what she had in mind. Now, Elaine must solve the mystery from afar, as soon as she figures out if her friends is keeping her from danger…or keeping her from the truth.


Pure-Hearted by Kathy Collard Miller
Pure-Hearted by Kathy Collard Miller

The newest book release of Kathy Collard Miller is Pure-Hearted: The Blessings of Living Out God’s Glory. Her goal is to inspire Christian women to seek God’s glory with purified motives. Included are biblical principles, inspiring stories, and discussion questions.

New Releases

NEW RELEASE: Vindicating the Vixens by Dr. Sandra Glahn

Vindicating the Vixens by Sandra Glahn
Vindicating the Vixens by Sandra Glahn

Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible

by Sandra Glahn

Kregel Academic, November 2017

ISBN0-13: 978-082544413

Book description: 

Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world in which women rarely divorced even one? Did Bathsheba seduce King David by bathing in the nude? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? While many have written studies of the women in the Bible, Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible is a new kind of book—one in which a diverse team of male and female scholars look afresh at women in the Bible whose stories we have misunderstood. The result is a new glimpse into God’s heart for anyone, male or female, who has limited social power.  (Profits from this work benefit the International Justice Mission.)

Author bio: 

Sandra Glahn
Sandra Glahn

Dr. Sandra L. Glahn, general editor, is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Dr. Glahn is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. She is also a regular blogger for‘s Engage blog for women in Christian leadership. You can find more about her at

Writing craft

Essential: Writing Nonfiction with the Reader in Mind

Kern_web shot Jan here, enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon in the foothills of the Sierras. Today I’m considering the readers of the books we are writing–the essential person that we must keep in mind.

Over the years I’ve critiqued quite a few nonfiction proposals and manuscripts. The writers pored out their souls in their manuscripts, sometimes to the point of (figuratively) bleeding on the page. Each hoped their story would make a difference in the lives of others who had experienced similar struggles.

I found the ideas of many of the stories compelling. And yet, for some, the delivery left me feeling alienated from or cautious about the heart of the message. Why?