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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Miracle for Jen ~ Giveaway and Review

Sometimes life can change in an instant. The plans that we had laid out in front of us, the goals in life we had hoped to achieve, even a simple dinner plan with friends can be changed in the blink of an eye. That is just what happened to the Barrick family. One minute they were on their way home from an event at church where they watched their daughter, Jen sing in the church choir and preparing for dinner at their house to celebrate with family and friends. However when a drunk driver slammed into their mini van at 80 mph head on, what they would be left with would be considered a miracle.

In the novel, Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick and John Perry, the reader is taken on a fateful journey that forever changed the lives of not only the Barrick family, but for every single person to be impacted by their story that is captured from start to finish in the beautiful memoir. What would later be a series of miracles that began from before the accident to years later, this book will take you on a walk with angels and with God as He carefully orchestrates a plan to use Jen's life in a very powerful way. This will change your walk with God and also show you just how powerful our prayers can be and they really do communicate with Jesus and His Father.

I don't think anyone who reads this book will ever be the same again. I personally have never encounter a teenagers faith as strong as Jen's prior to her accident and even more so afterwards. This has renewed my faith and increased my prayer life. I will never take things for granted again and will be working to make my own personal walk with God more diligent and powerful. I think that is exactly what Jen and God had planned in the most unexpected ways.

This is the journey of Jen's spiritual walk even before her accident, how she found God in her recovery efforts when she couldn't remember her mom's name but remember her favorite scriptures and songs of praise and worship. When her efforts at speech seemed futile, her prayers to God in the company of those who heard her, showed that Jen has a unique relationship with God that not only walked through that valley with friends and family but helped her see His purpose in it all.

I received Miracle for Jen compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review and have to say it's a must read for anyone wanting to know what faith looks like. There are many pictures of before and after the accident and for Jen and her family to be alive at all, is a miracle in itself. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars in my personal opinion and I can't wait for you to read about Jen's story! For more information on this book, the author, read the first chapter, and where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick with John Perry

You can also find out more at Hope Out Loud's website the Barrick family's ministry!

Thanks to the generous folks at Tyndale House Publishers, they are providing a giveaway copy to one lucky winner of this blog. Here's all you need to do to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Click "Like" on my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart and leave a comment.

3. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave a comment telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book, along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on March 18th and I will notify the winner at that time.


  1. I am going through a very trying time with my daughter at present and I hope this book will impact me.
    I follow this blog
    I live in the US\
    I like your FB page: Lisa Holmes Garrett

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  2. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book because it sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  3. The book sounds great and right now life has put up some roadblocks for me. Maybe this would help.

    I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. I would love to read this book, it sounds great!
    I follow your blog (email subscriber), I don't have facebook or twitter.
    I live in the USA.
    smileytwins at gmail dot com


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