Rev. David Gira is an elder in the North Carolina Conference, and he is now a bestselling author. His book, How Cancer Cured Me: Experiencing the healing of brokenness and disease, has reached #1 in several categories on Amazon, and the book doesn’t even release until August 25th.
The book’s pre-sales have been boosted by excellent endorsements from our own Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Retired Bishop Will Willimon, Duke Divinity Professor Ellen F. Davis, and others. Read these reviews and check out our interview with Rev. Gira below.
Share This Book with Your Church
How Cancer Cured Me would be a great choice for a pastoral care ministry, book club, small group, or congregational study. The book speaks beyond the cancer experience to anyone going through a difficult season. Rev. Gira is available to share his story with your congregation through virtual events. You can contact him through his website, davidgira.com. The website also includes his blog, newsletter, and excerpts of the book.
Our NC Conference Media Center Director, Laura Dallas, talked with Rev. Gira over Zoom about his ministries in the NC Conference, why he wrote this book, and who this book is for.
“I am thankful that David wrote this book. David trusts God and his readers, sharing his story with transparency, humility, clarity and strength. I commend to you this healing conversation about fear and courage, doubt and faith, dread and delight – universal human experiences binding us to one another and to God.”
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
“David Gira shows how to be sick like a Christian. Only David’s robust, vibrant Christian faith explains how his cancer was transformed into an experience of learning, transformation, and even healing. This book will expand your notions of what it means to be healed and will show you how to endure even the most painful and trying times like a Christian.”
United Methodist Bishop, retired, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School
“This book is much less about living with cancer than about living in grace, and it goes a long way toward tracing the dynamics of grace as they may become manifest in any Christian life, with or without cancer. Gira’s wise rereading of Scripture and honesty about himself provide a map to guide both those who suffer and those who care for them toward places of strength, trust, and healing.”
Ellen F. Davis
Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology
Duke Divinity School
“David Gira wants rightly to live but he knows that requires an account of what it means to live right. To live right requires honest candor. That is what he has given us in this book. Pain is here but then also is laughter. You can give this book to others.”
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law
Duke Divinity School
“Pastor Gira vividly illustrates how an unexpected and terrifying cancer diagnosis becomes a personal refiner’s fire and catalyst for developing Christ-like attributes. His journey highlights how basic gospel principles such as faith, hope, grace, and forgiveness can help anybody endure and overcome the universal trials of life.”
Dr. Christopher Kelsey, MD
How to Get the Book
The book is scheduled to be released on August 25, 2020. You can now pre-order it at these and other retailers:
Apple iBook: https://apple.co/2ZUWJam
We will also have it available to borrow from the NC Conference Media Center. Just fill out the Resource Request Form. The NCC Media Center is open to anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference, free of charge.
How to Contact David Gira
Visit davidgira.com for contact information, book excerpts, his blog, newsletter, and more.