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Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up: Narcoleptic Author Pens Faith-based 'Guide to Braving Chronic Illness'

Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
March 21, 2024

RICHMOND, Va., March 21, 2024 /Christian Newswire/ -- Shannon Cramer's twenties became a living nightmare when she was diagnosed with narcolepsy, POTS (post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), and gastroparesis. Twelve years into her fight against chronic illness, her story of how faith took her from devastation to joy is tumbling out of bed to hit bookshelves.

Cramer's debut book "How to Keep Believing When You're Suffering: A Guide to Braving Chronic Illness" is a roadmap to hope. Grounded in scripture and sprinkled with humor, Cramer's enjoyable guide is 70% biblical battle plan, 20% true confession of life with chronic illness, and 10% encouraging hug. Cramer shares, "Narcoleptics navigate the equivalent of 48 hours of sleep deprivation every day. The challenges of each person in the chronic illness community are different, but the World Health Organization estimates that 1 out of every 6 people has a disability or disorder that significantly impacts their quality of life. All of us are asking— 'How am I going to move beyond grief and pick up the pieces of my shattered life?'—largely to be met with crickets. 'How to Keep Believing When You're Suffering' equips people in crisis with a toolbox. Whether readers are looking to replace harmful mindsets, reclaim prayers run away with worry, or root their identity in Christ, they have helpful Bible verses and spiritual practices at their fingertips. God's truth can change your mental landscape over time.

Bill Gilmour, author of "Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse's Abduction" praises "If you suffer from chronic illness and pain and have asked the why questions – with no answers – you will find help and hope in this book. Shannon Cramer vulnerably shares her ten-plus-year journey with uncommon honesty. She offers a blueprint to rebuild your life on an unshakeable foundation supported by God's truths. You will experience peace and joy that defy your circumstances." Whether you are a chronic illness warrior, a caregiver, a pastor, a counselor, or simply a friend to someone in need, don't press the snooze button on this personable and practical gem.

Interested in learning more about life as a sleeping beauty or how Jesus is redeeming Shannon Cramer's story? Follow her on Instagram or visit her website. Journalists may email or call Shannon to receive a press kit (includes 10 interview questions, endorsements, and an excerpt from her book's introduction).

SOURCE Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers

CONTACT: Shannon Cramer, 252-599-2610, shannoncramerwrites@gmail.com