Women Who Walk on Water

Non-Fiction - Motivational
107 Pages
Reviewed on 01/19/2013
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Author Biography

Betty Collier is a nurse by profession, author by passion, and storyteller by the grace of God.
She has intricately woven a beautiful, edifying and inspirational book that informs readers of Sjogren's syndrome - its signs and symptoms, diagnosis, medication and treatment, complications, and other related information. Betty brings into the limelight the cases of Cathy Taylor, Estrella Bibbey, Judy Kang, Lynn Petruzzi, and Paula Beth Sosin. These five extraordinary women opened their hearts and shared their Sjogren's stories with the world for everyone to understand more about this chronic illness to help increase awareness and expedite new diagnoses and treatment options. Through the heartwarming stories of these five women and the intimate details of their journeys, millions will be inspired, encouraged, and motivated to face the crossroads in their lives.
Betty's desire is to help others discover that we all live inside testimonies meant to be shared to help inspire and encourage. You'll find yourself laughing, crying, rejoicing, and soul-searching all at the same time as her “Living Inside The Testimony” Book Series take you on a roller coaster of emotions and self-enlightenment. Discover the inspiration, faith, hope, humor, and love we all have in common as this bestselling award-winning author shares her own personal testimony in her first book, followed by the remarkable testimonies of others in all the books that follow. "SHOWgrins" is the third book in this series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

“SHOWgrins: Women Who Walk on Water” by Betty Collier is the courageous account of Venus Williams, tennis champion, as she battles a disease, Sjogren’s. It also chronicles the lives of Cathy Taylor, Estrella Bibbey, Judy Kang, Lynn Petruzzi and Paula Beth Sosin -- five women coping with a disorder that most people don’t even know to exist. Yet, Sjogren’s (pronounced “SHOWgrins”) syndrome is a systematic disease that presents itself with common symptoms such as dry mouth, dry eyes and severe joint pain. As they juggle their careers and families, these women tell themselves that their aches and pains are a part of everyday life. But one day, they learn they have a chronic autoimmune disease. Collier and her panel of women prove that this disease can be managed with education, medication, the support of family and friends and optimism.

I liked this book because of its positive message, fine presentation of the facts and excellent sense of humor. As I read the accounts of the women, I felt inspired and empowered. The chapter titles were very apt. The book's layout allowed an in-depth look into each of the women’s lives which made the stories relatable. I would recommend “SHOWgrins” to anyone who wants an uplifting message about overcoming the odds and living life to the fullest. This book is a part of Betty Collier’s LIVING INSIDE THE TESTIMONY® Book Series. I look forward to reading more of her work.