Hope Amid the Pain – Blog Tour w/ Review & Giveaway

Posted December 16, 2021 by thebeccafiles in / 6 Comments

Hope Amid the Pain JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hope Amid the Pain by Leslie L. McKee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Hope Amid the Pain

Title: Hope Amid the Pain
Author: Leslie L. McKee
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Devotional / Christian / Chronic Illness

Why me? Is God punishing me? Is my faith not strong enough for God to heal me? How can I achieve my dreams? What’s my purpose?

If you’re someone living with a chronic illness or chronic pain, these are just a few of the questions you’ve likely asked on more than one occasion. You may feel overlooked or even resentful. You try to stay positive, but some days it’s hard. It’s natural to feel this way and grieve, but it’s still possible to have a hope-filled life. God has a purpose for the pain.

Christians aren’t immune from pain and illness, but we don’t have to go through it alone. Jesus promised that He would “never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).

Millions of women suffering from chronic pain and illness want the reassurance they’re not alone. The devotions in HOPE Amid the Pain are written by a chronic pain warrior with over twenty-five years’ experience and will point the reader to hope and encouragement. It’s possible to Hang On to Positive Expectations (HOPE) even amid the pain.

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Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, we can probably all think of someone after reading just the title of this book. For me, the person who instantly came to my mind is my Aunt, who has been in and out of the hospital more times than I can count in the past twelve years or so, dealing with autoimmune disease that has robbed her of her health and stacked mounting diagnoses to her already overwhelming plate of medical issues. Yet despite all she’s gone through and how difficult life is for her, she’s still the strongest person I know. It’s devastating to see someone you love so much battling with such intense pain and illness. So needless to say, reading through these devotions I couldn’t help but think of her and the hope and peace I’d love to speak into her. So not only did I purchase a copy for myself, I purchased one for her, and my hope is that it can be a real blessing to her. The thing is, the false teachings of “health and wealth” sound great, but are not Biblical. Yet in a world where “thinking positive” is considered the ultimate healing tool and that if people just “believe” they can be healed,  there’s a whole lot of already discouraged people who then find themselves wrestling over their own eternal security because the miraculous healing they hope for simply doesn’t happen. This devotional journal is SOOO needed as a biblical encouragement to those who suffer from chronic pain and illness. It not only maintains an eternal perspective, but provides tools for “living your best life” despite the limitations that pain and illness have thrown on you. God can use you no matter where you are at. You don’t have to be healed and able to run a marathon in order for the light of the God to shine in and through you. God loves and values you regardless of your physical conditions and limitations. This book is such a hug for people who desperately need it. If you or someone you love deals with chronic pain and illness, I absolutely couldn’t recommend this one enough!


Leslie L. McKee

Leslie L. McKee is an editor, author, and reviewer, but editing, writing, and reviewing are not merely jobs—they are her passions. Leslie is an avid reader with an eye for detail. Leslie has been a chronic pain warrior for more than twenty years, so she is familiar with the peaks and valleys associated with living with a chronic illness. She has felt God come alongside her through His Word and remind her that the battle is His and she’s not alone. Leslie is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and The Christian PEN. Her devotional journal (HOPE Amid The Pain: Hanging On to Positive Expectations When Battling Chronic Illness and Pain) was released on October 26, 2021, with Ambassador International. She has had devotionals published in Ellie Claire/Worthy Publishing compilation books, and she’s also published flash fiction stories. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys reading, playing piano, crocheting, spending time with family and friends (and her turtle!), and rooting for the NY Giants. You can find Leslie at http://www.leslielmckee.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @leslielmckee.

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(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Hope Amid the Pain, Bible highlighters, and a bookmark!

Hope Amid the Pain

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 13, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 20, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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6 responses to “Hope Amid the Pain – Blog Tour w/ Review & Giveaway

  1. lmckeeediting

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog and for sharing about my book, Becca. I pray that it comforts and encourages Aunt Pat (and you). I hope you both have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  2. Piroska B

    This book sounds wonderful. I know I’ve felt so alone in the past, with chronic pain (migraines). I would have loved to have this book.

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