Stephen A. Rhodes

The Reluctant Ascetic

The Reluctant Ascetic: A Journey Through the Desert of Chronic Illness:  In November 2001, Rhodes became suddenly sick with a mysterious illness that continues into the present.  Later diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Rhodes has grappled not only with the illness itself, but also to find meaning and hope in the struggle to reclaim health.  This memoir speaks to all persons who struggle and live with chronic and often invisible diseases.
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