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Living in Bonus Time

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Those who experience and survive cancer live in bonus time, a season of grace that can be both disorienting and wonderful.

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Why am I still here? Where is God in all this? Can anything good come out of my suffering? How should I live differently now?

In his new book, Living in Bonus Time, two-time cancer survivor, Alec Hill, grapples with profound questions related to survivor’s guilt, the role and nature of God, and what kind of life emerges after a close call with death.

A man of faith and former president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, Alec does not dodge the tough questions or emotions brought on by battling a rare and challenging cancer. He knows what it is like to sit in the waiting room of a treatment center. He also knows that trauma can be transformative. “How we live in bonus time matters,” Alec writes. And with tender honesty, he gives vision for a life of faith, humility, and gratitude.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, caregiver, family member, organ donor, or physician—Alec speaks to our innate desire to live well, to leave a legacy, and to embrace unanticipated seasons of grace. As one reviewer stated, “Alec teaches us all how to live.”

Dessert, coffee, and tea will be provided.

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Alec Hill is president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He served for fourteen years as InterVarsity's president and previously was dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. He holds a law degree from the University of Washington and has written for the Huffington Post, Christianity Today, the Aspen Institute, and Patheos. He is the author of Just Business: Christian Ethics in the Marketplace. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Mary.

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