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The Sender: A Story About When Right Words Make All The Difference

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Coach Charley Cristo’s life is changed forever, not by the cancer that he is battling, but by the letters he receives daily from “the Sender.”
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Worthy Inspired
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Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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CANCER - it is never easy to talk about it, especially when you have been through it. My family has, and even though it has been 10 years since it was all over, and my Dad is all healthy and full of energy it just stigmatises you and changes you for life.

Every once in a while a pick up a book that deals with the matter, just to make sure I don't forget how precious life is and that there are still people in the world
May 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Worthy Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Sender, in exchange for an honest review.

Coach Charlie Cristo is a football coach, getting by day after day, until he is diagnosed with cancer. Charlie is at the darkest point in his life when a ray of hope appears. Through a series of anonymous letters, Charlie learns some important lessons about his life and reflects upon how he has acted in the past.

The Sender is a fictional book, but it includes the real notes that sp
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is a combination of the real letters sent to former Indianapolis Colts coach Pagano while he fought cancer and a fictional story about a high school coach facing chemo. While it might be a tad religious for some readers, I think the inspirational message of how to be a positive support to those around you and how to accept the same from them is wonderfully presented and applicable regardless of your situation. The Sender was a refreshing story, not all rainbows and unicorns, but a qui ...more
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this book. Although it was mainly written about about a man dealing with cancer, I think everyone could benefit from reading this book. It was such an uplifting positive book. It really makes you think and regroup. I feel like I will read this one again and again.
Jamie Brown
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing and full of simple reminders anbout living life.
Lynne Bradham
Preachy. Thoughtful. Not realistic medically.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sender: A Story About When the Right Words Make All the Difference by Kevin Elko & Bill Beausay is a well-blended mixture of fiction and reality. It is a fictionalized account of a high school football coach who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. Charlie was about at his lowest point before the diagnosis; career in a downward spiral, marriage at its end, non-existent relationships with his daughters, he is not a happy man. And then comes cancer! Anonymous letters ...more
Hillary LaRose
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Sender is full Of very kind of depressing things but also very hopeful things. Most of the book has a setting at a hospital. Charley is the main character in this book and he is a high school football coach. This book will play with your emotions with all of the ups and down it has. There is also A little boy named Max and he is going through the same thing as the coach. In the this book they come together as unfortunate friends to try and get over this disease.
I loved this book. This book j
Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
Sometimes the right words can make everything better. Charlie used to be the high school football coach, but now he is a cancer patient. Charlie starts receiving anonymous letters from a source known as the sender. These letters will lift your spirits! Now this is all I am going to describe of this story as I really do urge you to read it for yourself.

The Sender is a well written beautiful story for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to Netgalley I got the chance to read this one of a kind amazing story.
Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
The Sender has been the most impactful story I have read in a long time. I love various genres and while I wouldn’t typically pick a book like this, I found myself enjoying the audiobook so much that I purchased the hard cover for myself. I have loaned my book out and recommended purchase of this book to so many, I have lost count! Whether we are happy with our current circumstances or struggling with an issue, this book will speak to the reader. It sure spoke to me. I will reread this many time ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I should have finished this book in a day or two. It's an incredibly short read. It n a way, I did not want it to end. The lessons learned in this book are extremely valuable. The story is about a grumpy old football coach who gets cancer. While receiving chemo treatments he receives letters from the sender.

I think most of us are connected or know someone who has had cancer. For me, that was my mom, she beat cancer, kicked its ass. Cancer beat my wife's cousin - and my grandpa who was my best f
Karla Goforth Abreu
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it
If you know someone struggling through a terrible crisis or health issue, and specifically cancer, this is the one book to give them. It will inspire and encourage and help them to hold on and fight so that God's purposes will be fulfilled. The letters are real, sent to a very ill person, but this story is fiction, though based on a true account. The prime chanter s a football coach and the book is filled with sports stories and so forth. Frankly, I am not interested in sports, for the most part ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was hesitant to start this book because I was worried it was going to be heavy Christian based. It is an inspirational Christian non fiction.. However, it was wonderful. It's definitely a book you want to pick up when you need to find your backbone. The only reason that I gave it 4⭐ and not 5 was because I put it down for a moment because it was slowing down and it never seem to pick back up again ...more
Kerstin Daynes
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I always love books that inspire and give perspective, especially in the face of adversity...this book was exactly that. I wish I could package up every phrase of wisdom that I read and keep it forever. This book made me pause and consider where strength and courage comes from, how we can offer so much to others in their depths of trial, and how we can find hope in the midst of struggle. Such an inspiration!
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! A must read.

Inspiring read. Real, honest and sound advice. It isn't always easy to stay in he fight, but when when choose to do so, it is worth it!
Africache  Gastineau
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A short book but very easy to read. Some of the messages were the kind you want to highlight and keep notes on.
Gay Lynn
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Encouraging. Set locally in Birmingham AL. Includes football, cancer, perseverance, wisdom.
Michelle Ballard
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
It wasn't a super quick read, but the inspiration and lesson you learn are so worth it. Loved the many messages it delivers.
Bret Jarvis
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stunning! Captivating! I loved this book. Won courtesy of giveaways.
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Interesting!!! Motivational to help define goals as aspirations.
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