What began as a simple email inquiring about a book has turned into an eye-opening and life changing experience. The author of My Stronghold; A Pastor’s Battle with Cancer and Doubts is Joe Fornear. He is also founder of My Stronghold Ministry, a non-profit organization that uses its support system “to come alongside of cancer patients and those in crisis to help encourage and comfort them. This ministry continues on today.” Through his experience Joe is able to give strength, hope and inspiration to cancer patients all over the country. It is touching to know that someone who went through so much–gives so much of himself.

Joe will be joining us on Facebook today May 4th from 3-3:30pm (PST) to be interviewed LIVE by me!

 To start I would like to say that I am so grateful to have been blessed with a healthy life, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my share of hardships. I have also been lucky enough to not have been touched personally by death or disease. After reading Joe’s book I gained a deeper understanding about what it means to “fight” or “battle” cancer. Joe points out that we should accept the “fact that hardships are  a part of life, which is only half the battle.” The other half is having the unbreakable faith, hope, and optimism to make even the grey days sunny.

I really don’t want to give away all of the good points of the book–which is the whole book! You will have three opportunities to own a copy of My Stronghold for yourself. The first is joining UV Skinz and Joe Fornear on Facebook today (May 4th) from 3-3:30pm (PST), the second is by entering the giveaway below. Lastly, you can own as many copies of the book as you want if you go to the My Stronghold website and place an order. Below is the information on how to enter the blog giveaway!

How to Enter!

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*Subscribe to My Stronghold In His Grip Newsletter (1 entry)

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*Leave a comment about the contest on the UV Skinz Facebook Wall (5 entries!)

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Read about the experience Joe Fornear went through during his battle with Stage 5 Melanoma and his healing on the UV Skinz blog, written by Kalisha Frazier. Enter the giveaway to receive your copy of My Stronghold; A Pastor’s Battle with Cancer and Doubts. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a loved one in need of encouragement. Giveaway ends May 31, 2011. Open to U.S. only.

One winner will be chosen!

*I will be using a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. The winner will be emailed and announced on here on Wednesday June 1, 2011.

  • Contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday May 31, 2011. If the prize is not claimed in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.