"I picked up your book because of the picture, and began to read it because of the title. And then I read it out loud so I could hear your message, and it was probably one of the most important messages I've ever received."

This book is more than a book about cancer. It is a roadmap of sorts, encouraging the reader to look closely and patiently at all of life's challenges - narrow spots - to discover the resources, both internal and external, that are present to help navigate the passage. No one and no thing is permanent, except the presence of the divine. Change is inevitable. Transformation is intentional.

Out of a deep sense of gratitude, Ruth donates all proceeds from her book sold on this website or at speaking engagements to support cancer education, advocacy and research through The Hourglass Fund at the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Growing Through the Narrow Spots was awarded the 2014 first place winner in the Inspiration/Gift Book category by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.