Religion professor Deanna Thompson has published a memoir entitled, Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace
. It is a story of a young religion professor—who is also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend—who searches for words adequate to express her faltering faith amid the grief and grace of a newly fractured life. What started as minor back pain quickly deteriorated to near paralysis, and then stage IV metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her back, bones, and hips. Readers with theological questions about suffering and illness, as well as pastors, clergy, and theologians looking for an empathetic guide through the confusing and painful world of cancer and medicine may find this memoir a valuable resource.