Stephanie Howard’s honest and heartfelt book about her hardships and daily stumbles in “Life Life Be Strong with God” is an example of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Stephanie shares her arduous journey of trusting God and praying for strength before her brain tumor diagnosis, during and after her first surgery, during and after her second surgery and especially during her long, sometimes scary road to recovery and yet another 3rd surgery! Stephanie shares so candidly about the trials that she, her husband Josh, her three young daughters, her extended family and her friends all went through during these past several years. Stephanie writes about her daily struggles in such a genuine sincere way. Throughout her journey of faith, Stephanie professes her trust, love and confidence in her Savior to see her through each and every day.
Stephanie also shares how her faith continues to grow and be challenged in her life today. She is always saying “Praise me some Jesus” as she shares God’s love with everyone she meets. She enthusiastically shares in her book the joy that is hers by finding hope and healing that she says “can only be found in Christ Jesus.” I recommend this book to everyone who has or will go through a major trial in their life time. Ultimately that includes us all.
Before her diagnosis, Stephanie’s prayer to the Lord was, “use me as a servant to reach lost souls.” She has done just that by telling her inspirational story in such a real, heartwarming way. If you need to read a faith-filled, totally transparent story of someone who has had to overcome many huge obstacles and made it through with the Lord’s strength, this would be that book.
Rebecca S. Wilburn