A Terrific Book–Particularly for Those Struggling with Illness

Dear Readers and Followers,

I highly recommend this book that I just finished reading, particularly if you are struggling with illness and are Christian. It is a Christian Faith-based book.

You’ve Got To Believe You’re Going To Be OK – From Fear to Faith

By Lorraine Brown

We are all in our own personal “waiting room.” What is it that you are waiting for today? No matter what it might be, it is my prayer that this book will help you to believe that you are going to be OK! This is my story about the fight for my life. One of choices – challenges and triumphs – a battle of faith versus fear! It is really God’s story – the Author of Life. I’m just a character in this story. Each chapter has been touched, changed, brightened, and blessed by God and each thought is punctuated by His mighty power. This is a letter from Him to you, transcribed by me. This letter is a tool, with the purpose of helping readers repair or rebuild something broken by fortifying the minds of those who dare to retain what is spoken here. Today is only one page and your current situation is only one chapter within your story. You are in the middle of it right now…the middle of the story of your life. What you do in this moment and how you handle it will play a role in the outcome. Your beliefs, attitudes, and decisions all become a factor. In the twists and turns of any story, some moments will cause wide-eyed suspense. I can attest to that! Yet the suspense can be turned into wide-eyed awe of God as you stay firmly planted in Him and He leads you to the next chapter. This book is for everyone—because everyone wants to be whole!   ~ Lorraine


By Lorraine Brown

What to do while you’re going through …                                                                        

This is a book about what to do while going through any kind of situation in life. It is a book of encouragement…an uplifting book, meant to give people hope and to infuse them with strength for their journey, whatever that journey might be.

Love is more than a box of Valentines …

This book shares how my heart was opened wide to receive the love and encouragement that was being gifted to me through the beautiful people in my life. As a result, I couldn’t help but to love them more! It is a testimony to the importance and the benefit of encouragement and it serves as a guide as to how to be a great encourager to those going through any kind of situation.

How to kick out fear …                                                                                              

You’ve Got To Believe You’re Going To Be OK – From Fear to Faith… lists the choices I made which helped me to move from fear to faith. It shows how to “take” courage when faced with a difficult challenge.


Lorraine Brown lives in Chicago with her husband Greg. She is an on-camera actress and voice over talent. Her resume includes many television and radio commercials as well as corporate educational narrations and voice overs. She was a Chicago Honey Bear, NFL Cheerleader in 1978. In 1979, she became a Co-founder of the Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders (The Luvabulls).

Lorraine has been a writer since childhood when she captured the attention of her fourth-grade teacher who wanted to publish her first short story. Lorraine never lost her passion for writing.

She is hopeful that her new book, “You’ve Got To Believe You’re Going To Be OK – From Fear to Faith”, will be a great encouragement to all who are going through a difficult time, not only with illness but also with any life challenge. She refers to these challenges as “the waiting rooms in life” and she shares many of the tools that helped her navigate through the most fearful experience she has ever encountered.

In addition to Lorraine’s inspirational writings, she enjoys the use of humor as she often observes life from a light-hearted perspective. She features some of her humorous poetry on her blog, and her book includes moments of how laughter was truly great medicine throughout her journey.

Lorraine has many other creative interests, including a love for photography and enjoys capturing the wonder of God’s creation in her lens. She is also a published, award- winning poet and shares many of these passions and her love for life on her blog at lorrainebrownauthor.com

Below is the link to Lorraine Brown’s author page on Amazon where you can find the book and more details as well as reviews.


About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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2 Responses to A Terrific Book–Particularly for Those Struggling with Illness

  1. Thank you so much for this post, Charlotte! I appreciate your kindness and it means so much to have someone like you, so well-respected and multi-talented, mention my book. I hope and pray that everyone who reads it will be blessed and encouraged!

    • It’s a great book and very timely now, Lorraine. Thank you so much for having the courage to write it. I hope when this coronavirus crisis leaves us, you will be doing more speaking and interviews. Your message needs to be heard. Blessings, Charlotte

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