RICHMOND, VA, USA – August 2, 2021 – After Virginia Rose, age four, died from cancer in 2015, her father, Pastor Jonathan Vandermark Jr., spent the next year struggling with her loss. Over time, as the wounds began to heal, Vandermark Jr. knew that her inspirational story would impact lives around the world and needed to be shared.
Vandermark Jr. says, “I wrote this book to help all those who have been battling. For those who feel alone, and for those who feel like all hope is gone. I wrote 9 Months to Say Goodbye: The Inspirational Story of Virginia Rose for a society desperately in need of love, and joy. Virginia Rose reminded us of and showed all how to have joy in the most unimaginable circumstances… if we only had nine months left, if we knew the end was near… how would we live?”
This book is about Virginia Rose’s nine-month battle with cancer, and how she impacted lives all around the world with her grace, love, and joy. From her diagnosis, her time at St. Jude Hospital, and her final days, the Vandermark’s had nine months to prepare for her birth, and nine months to say goodbye. This book is a must-have for people in need of hope, and a great gift for those who are in the midst of a battle right now. It encourages and inspires us as we are challenged to look at our lives and what we are doing.
Vandermark Jr. says, “I believe Virginia’s powerful story, which was shared on local and national media including the Today Show, is something powerful her journey captured the hearts of so many.” Vandermark Jr. is a down-to-earth guy, a small-town pastor, and a small homestead farmer and is overwhelmed with the support and the reviews.
“This little girl changed more lives in four years than most will do in their lifetime!” – Angela Coles
“Amazing. Her smile and giggle are forever imprinted on my heart. Thank you both for sharing your journey and being such a light and inspiration in spite of your circumstances.” – Melody Cooper
“As Virginia would say, “I have all the emotions” reading her story. Tears were flowing and I could not put it down.” – PaPa
ABOUT THE BOOK
9 Months to Say Goodbye: The Inspirational Story of Virginia Rose Paperback – July 23, 2021
by Rev. Jonathan Vandermark Jr. (Author)
How would you live if you only had nine months left? How different would your relationships be? Would you fill the time on yourself, or would you love others through the pain? How would your church look if it had nine months left to share the Gospel? We had nine months to say goodbye to Virginia Rose. Now, her inspirational story of grace, love, and joy will be available to encourage and challenge us all, as well as a supplemental Bible Study for your church and community to walk through together.
- ASIN: B09B2YZZZ7
- Publisher: Independently published (July 23, 2021)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 123 pages
- ISBN-13: 979-8518737860
- Item Weight: 6.7 ounces
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.29 x 8 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With Jennifer, his beautiful bride, and their two boys, they have a small homestead in Southern Virginia and Jonathan serves as the pastor of a local church in town. Jonathan has been blessed to preach across Virginia and internationally in Russia, Argentina, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. With his energetic, and powerful teaching style, he has a passionate and down-to-earth communication style that is extremely impactful. It is his desire that this book will encourage you as you battle life’s difficult moments. From everything Virginia Rose taught him and showed him, he hopes you find comfort and encouragement from these pages. For those who are going through battles, may her story encourage you. For the family member and friend who needs to read this, may they find comfort. For a society desperately in need of this message, may we all remember and live out what a 4-year-old girl taught us in 9 months.