Hope That Lives is a Bible study written specifically for cancer patients. This work came out of author Kim Turkington’s own experience with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2005. It is Kim’s hope and prayer that the insights and direction the Lord gave her will prove valuable to others going through similar experiences with cancer.

Small Orchid

The orchid design theme in the book is symbolic of the strength and beauty of Christ-centered relationships that were so important to Kim during the months of her treatment. A friend gave her a gorgeous orchid plant that kept its huge, beautiful blooms during those months and served as a reminder that the help and prayers of friends and family were crucial to her healing process.


Kim’s life work has ranged from investment professional to homeschooling mom. Currently she works for Fishhook International whose mission is to spread the hope and love of Jesus in India. She is married to Will, and they have two sons, Daniel and Isaac. They live in Lexington, Kentucky.



All you need to complete this study is contained in this book, including places to write your answers to the questions and scriptures from the Bible.


  1. Amy leanos · July 7, 2014

    Thank you so much for writing this study. I just found out a few days ago I have breast cancer, I am 35 with 4 small children so it was pretty shocking. Please add me and my family to your prayers.
    Also I am for sure buy the bible study!
    Thank you!
    And God bless,
    Amy Leanos

    • hopethatlives · July 7, 2014

      Amy, we are definitely praying for you and your family. Hold on to the hope that God is carrying you through this, and nothing is impossible with Him.

    • Lisa Mathos · July 7, 2014

      thinking of you….

    • hopethatlives · July 7, 2014

      Amy, I am praying for you and your family that God will do “far more abundantly beyond all that you ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20) as He heals your body and strengthens you in mind, body and spirit. May you be a testimony of the Living Hope of Christ in you, and may He be glorified in your healing!

  2. Sue Bochenek · July 7, 2014

    Is this book still available for purchase?

  3. Jenny Parker · July 7, 2014

    Where can I buy this study ? Am a cancer survivor- am currently finished w/ treatment-,and will follow up with dr every 3mos.- have an amazing group of fellow sister fighters- and would love to start a bie study together.

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  5. boxfon.ru · July 7, 2014

    It s challenging to try to live hoping in God s love, when it s so habitual to hope for future events. I suppose my hope in God is that he will guide my steps, understanding that no hoped-for event in this life is the definitive fulfillment of hope.

    • hopethatlives · July 7, 2014

      What you say is very true… It is often challenging to maintain our hope in God’s love when life gets rough. I have found in those times that I need to press in to know God more. When we seek Him, He will reveal more of Himself. It is a relationship, and He will only reveal when He sees our desire to know more. But as we seek, we will know afresh the reason for our hope. As we know Him more and more, we joyfully anticipate that Day when He will reveal Himself fully, and He will redeem His creation. In the Scriptures we see the Holy Spirit point to that Day and the longing we all have for it. Hear the words of Isaiah chapter 11:
      1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
      from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
      2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
      the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
      the Spirit of counsel and of might,
      the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
      3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
      He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
      or decide by what he hears with his ears;
      4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
      with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
      He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
      with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
      5 Righteousness will be his belt
      and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
      6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
      the leopard will lie down with the goat,
      the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
      and a little child will lead them.
      7 The cow will feed with the bear,
      their young will lie down together,
      and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
      8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
      and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
      9 They will neither harm nor destroy
      on all my holy mountain,
      for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
      as the waters cover the sea.

      Hang onto Hope, my friend, and know that He who made the earth and all that is in it is working out His purposes to redeem His creation and all His creatures who belong to Him!

  6. Kathy Doll · July 7, 2014

    I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I need strength to carry me through.

    • hopethatlives · July 7, 2014

      May you find strength, courage and healing from God’s Word. From Psalm 31 we read:

      “In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
      Let me never be ashamed;
      In Your righteousness deliver me.
      Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
      Be to me a rock of strength,
      A stronghold to save me.
      For You are my rock and my fortress;
      For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
      You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
      For You are my strength.” (v 1-4)
      “How great is Your goodness,
      Which You have stored up for those who fear You,
      Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You,
      Before the sons of men!” (v 19)