Book Review: The Billy Best Story: Beating Cancer with Alternative Medicine
by Billy Best as told to Linda Conti
My Rating: ***** (5 out of 5 stars)
Why Did I Read?
I am friends with Billy’s sister. She posted a link to this book on Facebook, and I was immediately interested. I ordered it on Amazon right away and began reading it as soon as I received it two days later. I was so fascinated by the story, I didn’t put the book down until I finished it!
Summary (from Goodreads):
The Billy Best Story is the true account of a young man who, in 1994, became a media sensation at the age of 16 when he ran away from home to escape chemotherapy. As his parents and the police mounted a nationwide search for him, his story became everyone’s passion, and the television networks snapped up the story for Dateline, 20/20, A Current Affair, and more.
Thanks to that vast media coverage, Billy received an outpouring of support from the public, and he began a journey of discovery to find an alternative treatment for his cancer. Eighteen years later and still cancer free, Billy Best has teamed up with Linda Conti of Sandcastle Memoirs in South Yarmouth, MA to bring us his remarkable, triumphant story.
What Did I Think/Recommendation:
I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting! This is such an inspiring story! I really admire Billy’s faith, courage, and determination, but it was his faith that really stood out to me the most! I hope this story inspires and encourages others to listen to their own intuition and fully trust that God will lead them to the answers that will work for their own situation, just as Billy did.
I also love that this is written in such a positive light…I’ve read/watched other books and documentaries on this topic, and they are not all presented in such a positive way. I think this story is going to help many people, and I’m so glad he chose to share it!
I would read this again, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading about alternative medicine success stories.
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