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Re: What do you think about the Title?

Post by Sohail4944 » 31 Jan 2019, 03:30

First of all i didn’t read the book yet but title of the book says in my point of view that no one in this world sent by The God without any reason... Every moment of all creation of God is fully planned by The God...

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Post by briellejee » 31 Jan 2019, 04:06

SpencerVo wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 01:30
"Winning the war" is a catchy term that grabs the audience's attention and certainly makes a strong impact. However, to me, it sounds a little bit... vindictive.

But it's still appropriate though, as the book focuses on the research and medicine aspects, not the personal stories.
But, ah, the book also includes the personal stories of the author, including her father. I do agree that it is quite vindictive. :tiphat:
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Post by briellejee » 31 Jan 2019, 04:08

ZipIsHere wrote:
30 Jan 2019, 11:01
Honestly, I didn't think much of the title until you said something but it also could have been called "Fighting The War on Cancer" perhaps.
Yes! That would've been a great title! Thanks for voicing out! :tiphat:

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Post by cristinaro » 31 Jan 2019, 04:51

I have actually liked the title as it is easy to remember and gives hope to those suffering from cancer. I don't think it's too much because they need to have a positive attitude in order to fight the disease as much as they can.
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Post by TenishaNichole » 31 Jan 2019, 09:28

Winning the war on cancer ! I think it's a catchy title I also dealt with loved ones that was near and dear to me that lost their lives due to this deadly disease my grandparents it was really hard for me because I was 16 when one of them died in about 25 when the other one died one of them also had diabetes I remember her strength I and love towards her family and I remember how that showed us that cancer did not beat her she was still proud she was still loving graceful though she was in pain I remember the day before she passed that last for the energy they say you have before you die she got up she picked out her outfit she said how she wanted her hair done and she laid down and she passed later that day she lived a complete life she loved her family and she loved her husband and she loved the world and her hard work and faithfulness to her faith allowed everyone around her Know cancer did not beat her it was just another stop in this thing called life

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Post by HershyGreenwood » 31 Jan 2019, 10:05

briellejee wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 19:44
HershyGreenwood wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 12:55
Honestly the title makes me not want to read this book...having someone close to me not survive cancer makes me feel like this book is going bring back all of that...I'm not sure about maybe someday the title won't matter...
I felt the same. I'm so sorry for your loss :(
Thank you for your empathy...

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Post by moj8668 » 31 Jan 2019, 10:58

I appreciate your perspective mostly because I had never seen it that way. I have family members who are cancer survivors and one who is battling it again for a third time and I always took the title to mean that the research community is seeing some positive things happening that are bringing us closer to a cure.

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Post by Misael » 31 Jan 2019, 17:26

The title is expressing positivity and hope. This provides encouragement to people who suffers to think there are other ways to combat cancer.

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Post by briellejee » 31 Jan 2019, 23:06

moj8668 wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 10:58
I appreciate your perspective mostly because I had never seen it that way. I have family members who are cancer survivors and one who is battling it again for a third time and I always took the title to mean that the research community is seeing some positive things happening that are bringing us closer to a cure.
Well-wishes for your family member. :) Yes I really hope they are closer to a cure. :)
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Post by T_stone » 01 Feb 2019, 08:51

The title only gives hope to readers battling cancer or someone close to them. No matter how damning and bad a person's situation may be, a little bit of hope can do a lot.
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Post by KSaxer » 01 Feb 2019, 14:32

At first it sounded like a PR plug that has been said over and over throughout the years without much success in actually fighting the cancer. The second part of the title was more accurate to the book, but not great as a hook to grab your attention.

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Post by rave_2 » 02 Feb 2019, 13:16

I like to think of the title as something positive, maybe giving people some hope.
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Post by Olaoluwa_oso » 02 Feb 2019, 16:26

I think any book that has to do with health is important. The title will attract an inquisitive person on the view of the author on fighting cancer. No information about health is too much. It might just come in handy some day. The title is a huge attention grabber.

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Post by BakerPie » 02 Feb 2019, 20:03

Cancer is definitely a difficult thing to discuss, mainly because it is different for every person. Some people take differently to chemo and surgery designed to get rid of their cancer. My mother had breast cancer, had it removed and also had chemo in hopes to stop it from coming back. But even after doing all that there is no guarantee that it won't come back anyways. I agree that the title wording, "Winning the War", is a bit insensitive to those who have already lost it. But I see why the author wanted to instill hope in their readers in order to show that there is another alternative to traditional medicine. However, like I said before, nothing is certain when it comes to cancer. What works for someone, may not work for another. I feel that changing the title to something less definitive, so as not to say that it will work for everyone, would cause less of an upset. A few examples might be; "Let Nature Fight the War" or "Embracing Natural Cures" or even "Fighting the War on Cancer".
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Post by dreamthewilderness » 02 Feb 2019, 23:15

I found it a little strange that the author uses the same rhetoric as those who actively opposed her and her father, but I understand that's a lot easier than creating an entirely new rhetoric.

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