Xulon author details her experience with her husband's journey through cancer.

A Purpose to the Pain: Enduring Cancer with Patience and Giving God the Glory

Xulon author details her experience with her husband's journey through cancer.


Joyce Lynn Dunaway’s book Cancer Patience ($11.99, paperback, 9781498459020; $5.99, e-book, 9781498459037), is available for purchase.


Cancer Patience tells about a couple’s journey when after subtle yet growing changes in David’s personality and behavior led the author, Joyce, to the realization that there is no excuse to remain silent. David was diagnosed with progressive cancer and his undergoing treatments would trigger a downward spiral of his health and well-being years later in various forms.


There is a purpose in the pain which can encourage one to trust God when nothing makes sense. To the unbelievers it could be a double-edged sword as they belittle our trust and faith in Him. Then again, enduring a real and long-lasting trial has opened up an opportunity for us believers to shine when facing difficult trials. A profound testimony to others—believers or not— is a divine opportunity to surely praise and give glory to the Creator of the universe through the mountains we go through!


“David and I pray it will encourage people, male or female, of any age, to take charge of their health. If our story would raise awareness to others preventing the same scenario we experienced, David and I gladly give God the Honor and Glory for allowing us to be used of Him to help others as His instruments,” said Dunaway.


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Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Cancer Patience is available online through,, and


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