12 October 2014

Interview with Susan Page Davis - Stroke Overcomer


Author Susan Page Davis

CFP: Susan, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers. 

Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help? 

I had a major stroke when I was 42 years old, and the doctors could not find a cause for it. I now have no residual effects physically. I feel my recovery was a direct answer to the prayers of many people.

(CFP: My sister suffered a major stroke last year and my father had one, also. Their recovery also a miraculous intervention from God. PTL for your healing, Susan!)

What passages in the Bible have been most helpful to you in those times?
In the most difficult times, I remember Psalm 48:14, which tells me that even if I change, God never changes. “For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.”

Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?  Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print? 
I have several books in large print, including the Mainely Mysteries series, Ladies’ Shooting Club series, the Alaska Weddings series, Almost Arizona, Hearts in the Crosshairs, The Crimson Cipher, and Finding Marie.

In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?  

My novella in Westward Christmas Brides, “Another Christmas Story,” deals with grief, loss of a parent, raising a precocious child, and lack of security. It is set in the 1850s.

(CFP: This novella will be reviewed this week on the OWG blog by me and has strong bibliotherapy elements as you have mentioned, Susan.)

Westward Christmas Brides (novella collection) 
Author: Susan Page Davis, “Another Christmas Story.”


BIO:
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than fifty published novels. A history major, she’s always interested in the unusual happenings of the past. She’s a two-time winner of the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award, and also a winner of the Carol Award and the Will Rogers Medallion, and a finalist in the WILLA Awards and the More Than Magic Contest. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com .
  • Links for Westward Christmas Brides
Buy from Amazon 
Buy from Barnes & Noble  
Buy from Christian Book

Question you’d like to ask readers:
When you’ve faced a difficult decision, did God show you an alternative you hadn’t thought of?


Giveaways: Susan will give one copy of Westward Christmas Brides (paper) and one Mainely Mysteries (e-book). (We're also giving away a second paperback copy of Westward Christmas Brides this week.)



30 comments:

  1. Hello ladies. Great interview. Sounds like a good book Susan. In fact sounds like you have a bunch of goodies to read. Those big prints sound really good to me now-days. But, I always wonder if they have to cut some of the story to do that. Of course if I had some new glasses would probably help. So glad you got over your stroke without bad results. That can be really bad. I have the A-Fib which can cause a Stroke. But it is in GOD's hands.Besides high blood pressure is what I've been fighting lately. I've just been feeling so bad this past few years with signs of heart attack, etc other things that don't show anything so have just decided it's in GOD's hands whatever happens. My girls don't like to hear it, but when I don't go to the doctor every time they think I should, I tell them they never see anything to help. And, when you already have the problems they tell you to watch for, what you gonna do? So just live with it. I got where felt bad so much this past two years stay in way too much. Got to try and get out more. GOD bless you all.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Maxie! I believe all of the large-prints are unabridged. They are sometimes bigger than the original book, and are usually hardcover. I agree that you can't obsess over health concerns all the time, but I do keep in touch with my doctors, and I try to do what they say. It can be frustrating at times, though.

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    2. Maxie, you are a winner on the OWG blog, Maxie, Congrats! I think the print is okay on the collection. I take off my glasses to read it. So sorry you are going through so much. Big hugs!

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  2. Welcome to OWG Susan. I am so glad to hear you have fully recovered from the stroke. Isn't the power of prayer amazing, GOD is so good to his children.

    I can't wait to read your Mainely Mysteries Series. I have a copy of the Westward Christmas Brides, hopefully I can read your story in there soon!! :-)

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    1. Thanks for your words of encouragement, Teresa. I know everyone's recovery story differs, and I'm very thankful mine turned out the way it did.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your testimony with us on OWG this week, SUSAN. PTL for your healing! I have enjoyed several of your books!

    ~Blessings!

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    1. You're welcome, Diana! It's great to be here.

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  4. As always I love hearing from Susan Page Davis, my mentor and friend!

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    1. Aw, thank you , Carla! It was great to see you in my old haunts in Maine a couple of weeks ago. I know we both enjoyed the Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers' conference!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your story, Susan. We are blessed that God is with us through life's journey every step of the way. Sometimes we lean on him and sometimes we don't but he never leaves us or forsakes us. We are not promised a smooth road on our walk in this life but through belief , hope and prayer, we can face all things.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. Sending out a big hello and welcome to OWG also, SUSAN! We really appreciate you sharing your overcoming testimony and God's encouraging word that helped you those difficult times. I'm often in awe of how His Word carries so much of His love and power!
    I've really enjoyed reading a few of your stories in the past Susan, with the most recent being your wonderful novella 'Another Christmas Story' in The Westward Christmas Brides!!

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  7. Hello, Noela, and thank you. This blog is a reminder to everyone of God's strength and His care for us.

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  8. Thanks for sharing Susan, I didn't know about the stroke but so glad you recovered fully. I have your Mainely Mysteries I know I have read at least one of them. I do love Christmas stories and am currently reading Christmas novellas.

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    1. Hi, Jenny! Thanks for coming by. I love reading AND writing Christmas stories!

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  9. Lovely to see you here today Susan. I look forward to catching up with your books.

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  10. Sometimes when I have some hard decisions to make , I pray about it & really listen, I hear the alternative choice of
    BE PATIENT & WAIT, I seem to rush into things... Would enjoy reading your books!
    dkstevensne at outlook dotcom

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  11. Thanks so much for your wonderfully encouraging post, Susan!!

    I know, firsthand, the power of prayer - I had a mastectomy this past May, my second bout with cancer (2 different types). I KNOW it is through the power of prayers from the beautifully inspiring, encouraging ladies here at OWG, and those of many other online, church and personal friends, and family members that I recovered as swiftly and easily as I have!!

    God has blessed me in so many ways and protected me - even when I had turned my back on Him those many years ago when I wasn't following His plan for my life - if not for His grace, I would not be here today!! He is a personal Friend Who is at my side, every minute of the day, and speaks to me with answers to life's trials. I hadn't planned to have a mastectomy, however, God led me to 3 friends who each had had a health issue similar to mine. Their experiences, treatment plans, and outcomes - were instrumental in my decisions as to type of surgery and treatment plan. I'm so thankful for God's love for me!!

    Another Christmas Story" sounds like an emotional, touching story which I would love to read, as well as all the other stories in "The Westward Christmas Brides Collection!! Thanks for allowing God to use you through the sharing of your wonderful gift of writing!!

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    1. Wow, this is a great testimony, Bonnie, of how God can bring us through difficult times when we trust in Him. I think you will love this novella collection.

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  12. Bonnie, thank you for sharing your story. Isn't it wonderful how God brings the people we need into our lives at the right time?

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  13. I enjoyed the interview, Susan. You know I love your stories. Thank you for sharing your miraculous healing experience. God still does work miracles. If it it weren't for hundreds, maybe thousands, praying, I don't think my infant granddaughter would have made it. So many miracles took place as she progressed.

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  14. Hi, Laurean! Great to see you here. Thanks for sharing your blessing.

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  15. Hi, Susan! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I am so thankful for your complete recovery!

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  16. Hello Susan!!! Your story is such an inspirational one! It shows me that no matter what happens in life, that God is with us all the way!!! I'm so happy that you are doing well!!! Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us!! Thank you also for the chance to win the books! I love reading and this would be a HUGE blessing!
    In Christ's Love,
    Christina
    Cspicuzza83(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Christina, glad you came by. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing your story of overcoming with us this week, Susan! Many blessings! We're so glad to have you visit on the OWG blog!

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    1. I loved every minute of it, Carrie. You have a wonderful group of readers here. Thank you all so much.

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