Saturday, March 31, 2012

Book review and giveaway!

I am thrilled to be reviewing Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick.  This is the story not just of Jen Barrick but also of her family and friends.  In the beginning of the book you meet an all-American family.  They have what I would call the American dream.  Great jobs,I a a beautiful home, two kids who are in private school, and wonderful friends.  The family's daughter, Jen, is a beautiful, bright, bubbly cheerleader, but better than that, she loves God with all her heart.  In her journals she cries out to God to love Him more, serve Him better, and tell others about Him.  One night changed all that.  On the way home from Jen's choir concert the family is hit by a drunk driver.  This one night changed their lives. 

What the devil meant to steal, kill, and destroy, GOD used for good!  The family learned to depend on God in everything.  They all survived but did not come out of the accident injury free.  In fact, Jen suffers a traumatic brain injury.  One that leaves her much like a baby.  The only thing she can say coherently is prayers and praises to God! 

I loved going on this journey with the Barrick family.  I laughed, I cried, and I just loved this book.  It really made me think about my own faith and my own relationship with God.  I'm amazed at the faith demonstrated not only by Jen but by her mom, Linda as well.  Linda had her moments of doubt but she followed God anyway.  This is a highly inspirational and motivating book!  I also encourage you to visit !

Now, on to the giveaway!  I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers to give an honest review.  Well, guess what!  They also gave me a certificate for a blessed winner to take to their local christian bookstore to get your own copy.  So, what do you need to do to be that blessed winner?  I'm glad you asked!

Leave a comment on this blog post with your email address!  Yep.  That's it.  Just leave a comment.  We'll have a drawing to see who gets the certificate  on April 4, 2012 and I'll email the winner.  You'll have 24 hours to respond.  If you don't respond within that time, I'll draw another name.

Looking forward to reading your comments!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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