Reviews and Testimonials

I read your book! What a story!!!!! You tell it so well! I enjoyed reading it and somehow it makes my troubles seem not so bad. I’m amazed it’s only $9!! Such a deal for a great story of hope and courage!!!
-Louise Mathewson, Author, “A Life Interrupted: Living with Brian Injury”


I just finished reading “I Stand With Courage by Kathryn M. Holmes” for the sixth time. It is truly one of the very best Christian testimonials I have ever read. It was particularly hard hitting for me. I am a wheelchair user and have had to deal with the same stresses and circumstances as the author. Unfortunately I failed the test in many respects for several years.

For a long time I rejected the idea of acceptance. Not only that, I spent long months in a depression and self-pity state that was most trying for my family. Instead of looking for answers and having the intestinal fortitude to fight, I simply surrendered without a fight.

It is too bad that this book was not availed to me those years ago when it could have done so much good. I have somewhat adopted this book as a manual for change that I now recommend to other disabled veterans as well as others who are disabled.

The best thing about the book, to me, is the down to earth, no nonsense look at disability and the encroachment of the heart and mind it brings to light. It does not sugar coat the difficulties nor takes the easy way out of the world changing circumstance. It is so refreshing to read of the issues and the real work of a person from the inside.

I would think that all Christians, as well as others, could richly benefit from this witness of strength and personal walk with God. Read it one, twice, three times… or as many as you desire, but read it and recommend it to others!

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may you receive more blessings that you can hold.
-Wesley B Rose, Th. D., D. D., Ph. D.


“Kathi offers wisdom about how to live through tough personal challenges, but even more she offers a spirit of joy about how these challenges can enrich life. Her story and her insights are an inspiration to all of us who live in this all-too-often-difficult world.” -Pastor Michelle Abbott, Oak Knoll Lutheran Church


“This is an inspiring story of one woman’s faith journey as she travels through the valleys of despair and helplessness caused by her paralysis but refuses to give in to hopelessness. As her physical journey progresses, so does her faith journey and this is a story of hope, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit. A most inspiring read! Highly Recommended!”
  – Sandra McLeod Humphrey, Children’s Author


 “This was a very pleasant book to read. It displays the author’s courage, determination and faith in overwhelming events in her life. The book gives a detailed account of a debilitating condition experienced by the author; and how it disrupted her entire life. The book gives the reader a glimpse into the triumph of the human spirit, and does so with sensitivity. A very inspiring read!” -Deborah Renee


“Your story is definitely inspiring, and I could certainly relate to much of what you went through.  Your courage and determination are amazing, and you are living proof that people can become ‘bitter or better’ when faced with life’s challenges.  You simply were not willing to take ‘no’ for an answer when it came to your paralysis!”
– Meg Corrigan, Christian writer and motivational speaker

  • The Book

    Was it a miracle, God-given determination, or both, that lifted Kathi from the paralysis that blindsided her, confining her to a wheelchair?

    No one wants to face such a life-changing health crisis, but Kathi takes us on her journey of creating a new life with a disability. With a husband also hospitalized, she is alone in her battle. A rehab center becomes her home while she searches for strength of body—and mind.

    See how acceptance, determination, and courage can overcome the challenges of everyday life. Reading about her progress, you realize she is just like you—an ordinary person who accepts and achieves the challenge to accomplish extraordinary feats, inspiring us by her power of faith and determination.

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