Tracy Crump dispenses a dose hope in her premier book, Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness. A former ICU nurse, she is a writer, speaker, and editor best known for contributing more than thirty stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul® and other anthologies. Her course, “How to Write for Chicken Soup for the Soul,” is one of Serious Writer’s top sellers, and she teaches workshops and webinars on writing for the series.
Tracy has published more than one hundred devotions in The Upper Room, Light from the Word, Quiet Hour, Guideposts books, and other devotionals. Her articles have been featured in magazines such as Focus on the Family, ParentLife, Mature Living, and Woman’s World. She was a columnist for Southern Writers Magazine for more than four years and contributed articles to three newspapers. Tracy is a C.L.A.S.S. graduate and was named Writer of the Year at the Memphis ACW Conference. While a member of the National League of American Pen Women, she conducted national writing contests.
As co-director of Write Life Workshops, Tracy encourages others to “Writer Better! Write Now!” She edits a popular newsletter with story callouts that has inspired many to move forward with their writing, and her love of teaching takes her to conferences where she helps writers hone their craft. She is also a freelance editor and a proofreader for Farmers’ Almanac and has served as registrar for the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference for seven years. But her most important job is Grandma to four completely unspoiled grandchildren.
Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness
Through her work as an intensive care nurse, Tracy Crump witnessed lifesaving miracles when everyone involved had given up—everyone except God. She cared for patients, family, and friends experiencing major health crises and offered encouragement no matter the situation, knowing we don't always experience healing in this life.
Crafted with unique examples of God's miraculous power and saving grace, Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness blends Scripture-rich meditations with biblical principles that highlight God's mercy in times of medical need. Moving stories of a mother's sacrifice, children overcoming catastrophic accidents, the beauty of a life well lived, and joy despite traumatic brain injury instill hope.
Cecil Murphey, bestselling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, said, “Most devotional books come across as sweet but empty of content. By contrast, ICU nurse Tracy Crump interacted with patients in their most critical moments. Not only did she minister to them, but they, in turn, enriched her life. With compassion, she shares those powerful experiences with readers.”
Whether you are experiencing a medical crisis, walking alongside someone who is, or caring for a loved one, these thirty devotions will bring comfort and peace.