Reviews

Reviews for A Pathway to Peace, a Breast Cancer Co-Survivor Memoir

Judy Salerno, MD, MS — President & CEO, Susan G. Komen

Judy Salerno, MD, MS — President & CEO, Susan G. Komen

Every breast cancer survivor’s story is also a story of co-survivors—of family and friends who are thrust into a new reality. Ben DuMont's candid account of his journey after his wife’s diagnosis poignantly recounts how their experience led them to help others. Readers will be touched by the power of Ben’s story and the strength of his love for his family.

Rev. Dan Lahart, S.J. — President, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Rev. Dan Lahart, S.J. — President, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

A Pathway to Peace is engaging, extremely well written, and very edifying. I was quite moved by Ben's story, his faith, and the support both he and his wife gave and received throughout her cancer. It was a pleasure to read and will be helpful for others faced with a similar difficulty or any challenge.

David Laughlin — President, St. Louis University High School

David Laughlin — President, St. Louis University High School

Ben DuMont inspires readers by capturing the complexity of the human spirit in A Pathway to Peace. His writing elicits both the depths of fear and anguish as well as the heights of hope and faith in supporting his wife, Bridget, through her cancer. It is a gripping, uplifting story of raw emotion and a reminder of our God-given goodness, especially in harrowing times.

Jodi Waymoth — Mother, Breast Cancer Survivor

Jodi Waymoth — Mother, Breast Cancer Survivor

Cancer is an incredibly personal experience for both the patient and the caregiver. By pouring his heart and emotions into A Pathway to Peace, Ben DuMont opens the door to a very private chapter of his and his wife Bridget's lives, allowing readers to join them on their moving journey.

Rev. Michael Marchlewski, S.J. — Teacher, St. Louis University High School

Rev. Michael Marchlewski, S.J. — Teacher, St. Louis University High School

Any book that can be read with such ease and instant empathy reveals deep-souled and painstaking preparation. Ben DuMont—through his inner and in-state Tour de Grit—hones the resolve to grapple with daunting odds, moved by a Spirit that inspires heroic levels of commitment no matter the cost. His story is that of an Ignatian first-responder who tackles the odds for the woman he loves and all who share their story.