Monday, March 25, 2013

You Never Know When Your Life May Change

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Barrick was the daughter parents dream about: a varsity athlete and cheerleader; a healthy, happy girl with a loving heart. And if the Barrick family had left church even one minute later that night, everything might have stayed the same. But in a moment, a drunk driver careened into their van at 80 miles an hour. The entire family was seriously hurt-but Jen's injuries were so devastating that the paramedics thought she had no chance to live. Discover how God turned normal into extraordinary in Miracle for Jen -a transformational story of hope and love now containing an all new chapter.

About The Author:
Linda Barrick is an inspirational speaker with a broad record of radio, television, and writing experience. Linda leads a weekly Bible study of five hundred women at Thomas Road Baptist Church, and co-hosts the Christian television program Lighting the Way with her father, Dr. Ed Hindson. She and her daughter, Jennifer, are accomplished speakers who frequently share the platform at church, school, and community engagements. The Barrick family lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Linda Barrick Blogs @

My Thoughts:
This was a somewhat difficult book to read, mostly because at times it is very intense and you really feel the physical and emotional pain this family is going through. Also, I have a teenage daughter, and cannot imagine what it would be like to go through a tragedy like this family endured. But although intense, this story is also amazing. Jen's heart for God, revealed even as she is waking up from her long coma. Their story is truly inspirational. A testimony of God's love, grace, mercy, answered prayers, and their love for him and trust in what He could do. You will not read this book without being changed in some way.  Their faith in God is expressed. Jen is able to accomplish something she has always desired to do- share her faith in God in a great and mighty way. I definitely recommend this book.

Your Thoughts:
Have you personally been through a devastating tragedy or car accident? Do you know someone who has, yet their faith has given them courage to survive and come out on top? I would love to hear your story.

You can read a first chapter excerpt   HERE.
 Also Go to the Book Website  for more information.
 This book is also available from Tyndale Publishers and on various online retailers.

I am so thankful for the opportunity given by Tyndale to read and review this book. All opinions are my own and I am not required to give a positive review.


  1. Stories like this are so amazing. I often wonder how I would get through things like this and I know it would be faith alone. I like reading books like this because I think it can be a source of strength for every day living, too.

  2. I hope and pray I never have to find out how I would respond. but books like this sure make you search yourself don't they!

  3. It always amazes me when I hear of inspirational things like this just where the strength comes from inside someone to pull them through. Truly awesome.

  4. This is something no parents want to learn. I love how God worked in their lives.


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