Brandi Benson had only recently come into her new life as a soldier in the U.S. Army when she was sent to wartime Iraq, just months after basic training. She forms a mental picture of the threats she might face, composed of M16s, hand grenades, and land mines. Her first encounter with a dangerous threat comes during an airplane ride to a hospital in Germany, and ironically propels her toward an internal battle that leaves her reeling in shock. To Brandi’s surprise, this threat does not appear in the form of men with machine guns, but on a medical scan that reads, Ewing’s Sarcoma. Once a vibrant 24-year-old wearing the picture of fitness and perfect health, Brandi faces a different type of war that requires new weapons: hope, faith, and strength.
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“A well-written inspirational book that you’ll be glad you read. The Enemy Inside Me is an excellent read. Ms. Benson sets the hook in the opening pages, and the reader can’t help but keep reading until the end.
The book is inspirational, but it differs from other inspirational works. The author does not tell her story is your standard â€œin the beginning chronological order.
Rather, Ms. Benson lays out her story regarding her diagnosis and treatment interspersed with chapters from her past. Her writing skills really make it work. Ms. Benson successfully avoids the pitfalls that are easy to fall into in this type of story – beating the reader up with emotion.
Instead, she keeps her writing tight but still paints a descriptive picture and effectively conveys emotion. Read her book. It puts a lot of things in life in proper perspective, and it will motivate you.”
– Dennis O’Brien