An Award-Winning Book Helps Those Touched by Cancer
- Published: September 10, 2019
Two Creighton University students collaborate to write and illustrate a book, Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer and Christian Spirituality to help people affected by cancer. Anthony Maranise, the author, was inspired to write from his own experiences with cancer. He’s been in remission 21 years. Mirjana, “Missy” Walther, class of ‘12 at St. Mary’s and currently student teaching there always had a love of drawing and painting. Their online friendship strengthened by their Christian faith led them to help others. Maranise asked Walther to illustrate the book. “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Luke 12:34) The winning duo received a Best Book award at the American Book Fest in Los Angeles last year in the Religion-Christianity category. They have been nominated for other awards as well. Their greatest reward though, is knowing proceeds from their book sales and illustration prints will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where Maranise was treated and other nonprofits. For more details and interviews with Maranise and Walther read the article in Creighton magazine. Click here for the article.