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Living in Bonus Time: Surviving Cancer and Coping with COVID-19

Wed 06.24.20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

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In this virtual interview, Alec Hill will delve into the transformative potential of trauma based on his cancer journey and also identify lessons applicable to our lives in COVID-19.
  • Why am I still here?
  • Where is God in all this?
  • How should I live differently now?

In his new book, Living in Bonus Time (InterVarsity Press, 2020), two-time cancer survivor Alec Hill grapples with profound questions related to loss of control, disappointment, God’s presence on dark days, and the role (and burdens) of caregivers.

A man of faith and former president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, Alec does not dodge tough questions or the emotions brought on by battling through a bone marrow transplant. He knows what it is like to sit in the waiting room of a treatment center. He also knows that trauma can be transformative. “How we live in bonus time matters,” Alec writes. And with tender honesty, he gives vision for a life of faith, humility, and gratitude.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, caregiver, family member, organ donor, or physician—Alec speaks to our innate desire to live well, to leave a legacy, and to embrace unanticipated seasons of grace. As one reviewer stated, “Alec teaches us all how to live.”

Speaker Bio

Alec Hill is president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He served for fourteen years as InterVarsity’s president and previously was dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. He holds a law degree from the University of Washington and has written for the Huffington Post, Christianity Today, the Aspen Institute, and Patheos. He is the author of Just Business: Christian Ethics in the Marketplace (InterVarsity Press, 2018). He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Mary.

This virtual event will be taking place using Zoom. Register here:
Photo credit: Greg Rakozy



Wed 06.24.20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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