Thursday, November 05, 2015

HEALED, HEALTHY AND WHOLE - Marion M Pyle - One Free Book

Welcome, Marion. What would you like for my readers to know about you personally?
My love for God and my faith are the most important things about me, followed by the love for my husband, family, friends … and animals!

I’ve had an eclectic life divided into distinct chapters, each with its unique adventures. My parents were Scottish-American, but I was born in Argentina, raised in Mexico City, and educated in the U.S. Romance and career also took me to Australia where I lived for several years. I’m also a world traveler, so today, I consider myself a global citizen with a deep appreciation for many cultures.

My career has always been in arts, media and communications, something I share with my husband. We also do missions work together. That effort has included smuggling Bibles into restricted global regions and spiritually equipping believers in China and several Southeast Asian countries. Lots of amazing God-stories and adventures there! But, that’s another book! J

Tell us about your family.
Growing up in foreign countries, we were just a small nuclear family: my two parents and my older sister. Unfortunately, when I was 12, my mother tragically died in a plane accident just outside Mexico City. Our lives were blown apart until my father remarried a widow with four children. We then became a blended family of six siblings. The adjustment was demanding, captivating, often dysfunctional, but the Lord took the broken pieces of our lives and brought wholeness out of them. He also used it to prepare my sister and I (she is a missionary) to be His ambassador to the nations. As I shared, though my father was Scottish and my mother American, we were living in Latin America and my stepmother was Lebanese! We had such a mix of cultures at home, I always joked that our house was a mini-United Nations! We had friends from all over the world and that was completely normal to us. Those early influences shaped broad cultural sensitivities in me and I’m very grateful for that.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
Not yet. I do have a blog called that I began writing before my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Then, our healing journey took center stage and evolved into the Healed, Healthy and Whole book. However, many readers found Spiritbeats very uplifting, so I’m getting back to it with even more to say now! My joy and gifting is to encourage and inspire others.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Yes. One is a collection of inspiring women’s stories about navigating life-altering transitions. When the past has been ripped from us and we can’t yet see where we’re going, how do we make it through? The Bible has a lot to say on this subject, and I’ll be unpacking that. In addition, I also believe these very personal contemporary testimonies will offer tremendous hope and guidance.

An illustrated children’s book of fiction about how the Word of God is alive and active is also rumbling around in my brain. It’s pure joy to be shaping that story.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I began my career in the theatre and worked as an actor and drama coach for television, film, and the stage, mostly in Australia. So I have a passion for good acting and just adore watching great movies, television, and theatre. It’s a world I still feel very connected to, and I do a little acting on the side when time allows.

Healthy eating has, of course, become a hugely important part of our lives, so my husband and I have become very inventive amateur chefs. We also love to entertain, so our friends get to try out all our creations! I suppose a cookbook is in the works at some point.

Photography is another passion and I’m always taking pictures everywhere I go. These later get folded into my e-newsletter, blog, and Facebook posts. I love complementing thoughts with images.

I also love to sing! Worshiping God through music is simply the most joyous thing for me. And lastly, perhaps nothing beats curling up with a good book and one of my four cats on my lap. They like to take turns! J

I also have a strong drama background with a BA in Speech and Drama and graduate work in Drama. I’ve been a director, set designer, and actress. I’ve even done voice-over for commercials locally. Why did you write the featured book?
I felt compelled to write this book. This cancer journey so shook my world, so tested my faith, so strained my human strength and endurance that when it was all over and God, in His unbelievable mercy, gave us the victory, I had to give him thanks. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops! The book is my offering to Him—and the passion of my heart is that it also helps others get healed, healthy, and whole.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
I pray their faith in God is strengthened—or kindled if they don’t know Him. I pray they discover a God who does perform the impossible, even today. I pray that those who are suffering find a kindred spirit in me, as one who has also experienced the crucible of affliction and was reduced to a rubble by the fear, pain, and sorrow … but came out, by God’s grace, a stronger, wiser, healthier, and more loving person. I pray they will be enlightened about the wealth of integrative therapeutic alternatives that I share about and are proving so effective in the healing of cancer and other chronic conditions.

Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
Healed, Healthy and Whole has been called an adventure tale, a mystery, a triumphant tale of human perseverance, an overwhelming Christian testimony, a deep and abiding romance, a survival guide for anyone battling cancer or a life-threatening condition. It speaks to readers on many levels; it grips you by the heart, takes you on a dramatic 12-month journey, and doesn't let you go until the end. It’s a profoundly spiritual book, a practical guide, and inspirational work. I am very vulnerable about my personal journey in this story, and it has just resonated with people. I receive emails from all over the world saying how the book has given readers the courage to fight, to believe God’s promises are true, to help them find a way when their mind has been hijacked by fear and pain. They’re also so grateful to learn about these healing resources that are saving lives. The book has helped many people.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
I can be reached through my website at I’m always looking for people’s stories about healing and/or overcoming tough life transitions, so if anyone would like to share their testimony, I’d love to hear from them!

They can also find spiritual encouragement on my Facebook page at

Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer through Integrative Therapies and Essential Healing Strategies can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iBook. Kindle and Nook versions are also available.

For those who prefer an Audio Book, that version is available on my website, as well as a complementary Prayer Journal and narrated CD of the Healing Scriptures that we carried in our hearts during our healing journey.

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Thank you, Lena, for allowing me to share a little about my life and testimony of God’s great healing, love and faithfulness. To Him be the glory and blessings to you.

And thank you, Marion, for sharing this book with us. It's a valuable resource. I know my readers will be interested.

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Jean Welles said...

Marion has written a beautiful book of their journey through a very jolting experience with cancer. She has penned a message that can truly help others!

Anonymous said...

Oreo and I would love to win. We are from KY

Mary Preston said...

This sounds like such an interesting read.

Mary P


Judy said...

I am currently battling pancreatic cancer. The journey has not been fun but God has been with me and my hubby every step of the way. I would love to win a copy of, Healed, Healthy and Whole.

Judy B from Indiana

Edward Arrington said...

I would love to read this book. We haven't had to face cancer but we have had our trials with a stroke and a heart attack. It's been almost 15 years since my wife suffered a stroke at the age of 52. She had a heart attack about seven years later. God has provided and she is still going strong with relatively good health. Praise His name!

Edward A in VA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your great giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Bonnie Roof said...

As someone who has recently been told by a cancer surgeon I "almost certainly" have cancer - for the 3rd time, I am exploring alternative treatment plans and would love to read 'Healed, Healthy, and Whole'. Marion's comments are very uplifting - thanks for the interview and giveaway opportunity, Lena!!


Brenda Arrrington said...

I would love to win this awesome sounding book. It's such a shock to hear the word "cancer". I haven't gone through this but have had several major upsets.
Brenda in VA

marion Pyle said...

Hello, Everyone,

Since only one of you can win the book, please know that there's a wealth of information in my free newsletter available at

I send prayers and blessings to you all,

~Marion Pyle