ReadTheSpirit Cover Story: Jeanine Patten-Coble wants us all to make a difference in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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PROMOTE BREAST CANCER ‘ENGAGEMENT’

‘TURN YOUR OFFERS UPSIDE DOWN’—Jeanine Patten-Coble is the visionary cancer-survivor who has made it her mission to help thousands of families struggling with breast cancer by providing week-long retreats all across the U.S. She tells her story in the inspiring memoir, Struck by Hope. This week, she talks with ReadTheSpirit about ways we all can transform Breast Cancer Awareness Month into an opportunity to really assist families in need.

Not only does this story have some great advice for helping others—we also share news about how to help an affected family apply for the upcoming 2019 season of retreats. Plus, we have links to some truly up-lifting reading about men, women and teenagers making a difference.

All of us have been touched by cancer in some way—perhaps through family, friends or co-workers. You’ll want to share this week’s Cover Story with friends!

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AND SPEAKING OF INSPIRATION …

GodSigns—This week, columnist Suzy Farbman writes about the life and legacy of Dr. Paul Kalanithi whose inspiring memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, is an eloquent testament to the value of each human life.

Published after Paul died, the book has become an international bestseller because of its honesty about the struggles Paul faced in becoming a neurosurgeon—then facing his own terminal diagnosis. In his search for deeper meaning, Paul turned in many directions and finally found that a faith he once rejected held deeper truths than he had been willing to admit.

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HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS

CANADIAN THANKSGIVING—American Thanksgiving is still nearly two months away, but our Canadian friends already are ushering in this season of harvest festivals. Our story points out that, over the years, Canadians have broadened their tastes—so, today, traditional roast turkey is not always the entree of the day.

NAVARATRI—On October 9, Hindus begin the nine-night religious festival known as Sharad Navaratri—an ancient festival that emphasizes the motherhood of the divine. Each night during Navaratri, Hindus worship a different form or characteristic of the Mother Goddess Durga.

Want to see all the holidays? www.InterfaithHolidays.com

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FRONT EDGE PUBLISHING

THE MYSTERIES OF METADATA
This week, in our Front Edge Publishing column, Susan Stitt offers a guided tour of the biggest mystery in book publishing for new authors: Metadata 101.

This may be the first time you’ve heard this 8-letter word—but it’s a huge topic in book publishing. Metadata files now travel with all new books as they find their way into online bookstores and search engines. Wonder why one of your favorite books is hard to find? It’s likely a flaw in the metadata. Intrigued? Susan also offers lots of suggestions for further reading.

Want to learn more about publishing today? Please, share this home address with friends: www.FrontEdgePublishing.com

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FAITH & FILM:
Henry Brinton

MEL GIBSON IS AT IT AGAIN! This week, we introduce a new contributing columnist, Henry Brinton, who writes about Mel Gibson’s plan to produce a sequel to his violent The Passion of the Christ. Details of Gibson’s vision for this sequel are beginning to emerge this year—focusing on the days after Jesus died on the cross. Henry tells us that Gibson would be closer to Jesus’s true ministry if he focused his movie, this time, on Jesus’s com-passion. But then, Henry asks: Are we really ready for Jesus’s compassion?

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FAITH & FILM: Ed McNulty

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ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns are:

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