January 2017 Local Authors
New and recent book releases by local authors
A collection of stories that touch on miraculous healing
Featuring ordinary doctors in private practice who experienced or witnessed events that could not be explained by anything they learned in medical school, Physicians’ Untold Stories touches on divine, miraculous moments, leading the reader to see the light, even in the darkest of moments.
Written by Scott J. Kolbaba, a practicing physician in Wheaton, the book was inspired by Kolbaba’s own experiences as a doctor, which he could not explain logically. A patient of his was suffering with undiagnosed abdominal pain, but one morning Kolbaba woke knowing that the patient needed a lung scan. That he had such a strong feeling about the need for a lung scan was not reasonable because, according to what he knew, it was clearly not a lung problem. But he could not get the thought out of his head, so he followed through with the lung scan and found his patient had a massive pulmonary embolus in his right lung. This finding, and the following treatments, saved the patient’s life.
With the collection of stories from 27 physicians (23 local) in Physician’s Untold Stories, Kolbaba hopes to convey that there is something more than what we can see with our eyes, and that prayers are important and may be answered immediately and sometimes in spectacular ways. The stories offer hope for those who suffer, show that many doctors have spiritual as well as scientific sides, and encourages patients to speak with medical professionals about spiritual feelings, because not all healing is solely the result of medical treatments.
The book is divided into four parts: Divine Intervention, Death and the Afterlife, Healing and Prayer.
MOM & ME
by Alexandra Georgas of Downers Grove
Living alone as a teen with her mom’s untreated schizophrenia, Sandy experiences disturbing behaviors and learns quickly how powerless she is to bring her healthy mother back to normal. But as Sandy learns to love her mentally ill mother, the book offers a true success story of how both mother and daughter are healed through facing the challenges of mental illness.
by Andrea Thome of Burr Ridge.
The first book written by the former broadcast journalist and wife of retired major league baseball player Jim Thome is an adventure of personal exploration. Can broken hearts risk love again? What happens when two people running away from love run into one another? Will the intense chemistry they feel be enough to overpower their fears? Or will their time together end with broken hearts?
TAKE THE DONUT
by Annie Hansen of Batavia.
Third in the Kelly Clark Mystery Series, this book features an interesting heroine who is determined to make a new start. When there’s a jailbreak at her ex-husband’s prison, Kelly’s first impulse is to run from Steve, but once again she is drawn into solving the mystery of what made her ex-husband derail in the first place. With a new piece to the puzzle, Kelly is tempted to use it to finally get her revenge.
The P.U.S.H. JOURNAL: Pray Until Something Happens
by Heather Wachter of Aurora.
Inspired by a Naperville Church marquee, the journal guides users in their prayer lives. Scripture, quotes and inspiring prompts encourage them along the way. Regular checkpoints throughout the journey help journalers keep track of who and what they’re praying for and to see God at work in their lives as He responds to their prayers.Edit Module