I Am This One Walking Beside Me

Meditations of an HIV Positive Gay Man

By Daniel Gebhardt

I Am This One Walking Beside Me

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  • ISBN: 9781608991938
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
Web Price: $14.40

I Am This One Walking Beside Me

Meditations of an HIV Positive Gay Man

By Daniel Gebhardt

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608991938
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40

About-

I Am This One Walking Beside Me is a moving collection of prayers written by Daniel Gebhardt, who has been living with HIV/AIDS for the past 20 years. What makes this book unique is that Gebhardt writes from both a Christian and a gay perspective, providing readers with insight into such topics as everyday living, medical issues, relationships, self-exploration, and death.

Each topic contains several meditations, and each individual meditation is followed by a personal prayer. Gebhardt also includes prayers that relate to compassion and a global understanding of the disease that continues to spread, 20+ years after it was first identified.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"It's been said that Jimenez, the poet, wrote of emotion after emotion, called out of his solitude, with great force and delicacy. That is what Gebhardt has done with this book. As a nurse who has worked with HIV-positive patients for many years, I've longed to have such a book to share with patients and other providers. Thank you, Dan, for this gift."
--Norma Storer, RN, HIV Metabolic Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

"I found Gebhardt's book to be a work of great honesty, courage and compassion. It will be a source of insight and encouragement for those who live with HIV, as well as for those who love them and those who are privileged to participate in their care."
--Cynthia Vrabel, MD, and assistant professor of psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

"Gebhardt's thoughtful insights into day-to-day life with HIV infection help all of us--care providers, loved ones and others living with HIV--to better understand the concerns of persons living with this disease. His inspirational prayers can help anyone struggling with an illness or loss. While living with an illness that has made him think of his mortality, he shares his appreciation of the many opportunities and gifts of life, an important reminder for everyone."
--Barbara Gripshover, MD, HIV physician and director of the HIV clinic at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio

"Through the prism of being HIV-positive, Gebhardt wrestles with the great and small issues of the human condition. I Am This One Walking Beside Me is an unflinchingly honest baring of one man's doubts and fears, hopes and gratitude. Inspirational, yet grounded in the daily routines of life, this book provides a powerful counterbalance to anything which tries to stifle the human spirit and the quest for abundant life."
--Bob Bucklew, outreach coordinator, Case Western Reserve University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, Cleveland, Ohio

Contributors-

Daniel Gebhardt

Bio(s)-

Daniel Gebhardt is data manager for the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Oberlin College.

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