Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In Inspirational Read - Includes a GIVEAWAY - ENDED

Winner Janet - comment two.
Born without Legs, She Inspires Others to Overcome
Jen Bricker was born without legs. Shocked and uncertain they could care for her, her biological parents gave her up for adoption. In her loving adoptive home, there was just one simple rule: "Never say 'can't.'" And pretty soon, there was nothing this small but mighty powerhouse set her sights on that she couldn't conquer: roller-skating, volleyball, power tumbling, and spinning from silk ribbons thirty feet in the air.

Everything Is Possible is her incredible story--a story of God working out his plan for her life from before day one. Readers follow Jen from the challenges of growing up different to holding captive audiences numbering in the tens of thousands. Everything Is Possible shows readers what they can accomplish when they remove the
words coincidence and limitation from their vocabulary. Filled with heart and spirit, as well as Jen's wit, wisdom, and no-holds-barred honesty, this inspiring true story points the way to purpose and joy. 
Foreword by Nick Vujicic.

Find out more on Jen's Website
Available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble

My Thoughts:
As I read this book, I was truly inspired that in a society of people using all types of excuses not to be able to do things, Jen never says she can't. As a matter of fact, she is an over achiever.

Jen begins her book by sharing about her abandonment at birth and the blessing of being adopted into a Christian family. She shares how God's hand was in it all, placing her in the exact place she needed to be, with a family that was loving, supportive and encouraging in-spite of her handicaps. They never allowed that to become her "crutch". They taught her to become an independent, self-sufficient young lady and not to let what other people said about her bother her. Instead to be all she could be for the glory of God. She learned to be creative, use her talents, and discover her special gifts.

Her story is truly motivational and inspirational. If she can do it, so can I, is the feeling you get when you read this book! Although, there were times Jen got discouraged, she never let it keep her down. In some ways, Jen can seem bigger than life, but she is first to admit that she is human, has faults and problems too. She has a beautiful testimony and claims God as her strength in weakness. She is thankful for her disabilities because they have given her a greater opportunity to serve Him and be an encouragement to others. Through them, she has gained a platform for reaching people. 

I was blessed with this book by the publisher and iconmedia bloggers group. A positive review was not required.


***GIVEAWAY***
To enter: 
Leave a comment -
Sharing something you struggle with and how Jen's story might inspire you. 
Please leave email in safe format (using "dot" and "at" so I can contact you if you win) Failure to leave contact information will disqualify you. 
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Giveaway is for a print copy of Jen's book. Eligibility within the U.S. only. Must be 18 or older to enter.  Not associated with any social media sites. 
Giveaway ends October 23rd. Winner will be selected via random.org and notified via email. Winner has 48 hrs to respond with physical address for prize distribution. Seasons of Opportunities is not responsible for prizes lost in the mail.

12 comments:

  1. When life gets tough it's so inspiring to see someone who has faced serious challenges and still chooses to thrive! What a story! sharonwilliams73 at gmail dot com

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  2. Just today, I was complaining on Facebook about how I can't seem to lose weight quick enough. This would be an inspiring read for me now! Janet at goingcrazywannago dot com - thank you!

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    1. I agree. Sometimes our life seems hard, but then we hear of someone who has overcome some serious obstacles and it makes ours more bearable. Along with a bit of guilt for complaining. Thanks for stopping by and entering.

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  3. Just what we need these days - someone really insprirational, positively. Struggling with all the hate in the world right now - and how to overcome that! crazycasak at gmail dot com

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    1. She is that for sure!! Her attitude is amazing. Thanks for entering.

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  4. God Bless Her! Seeing someone like Jen makes me realize how very small my problems are.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes sometimes our problems seem so big until our focus is changed.

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  5. I hear so many teenagers in todays world always complaining that they cannot do anything that is being asked of them, giving an excuse that they are tired or just walked from the bustop and their legs hurt. Just reading what you wrote about Jen should be shared and talked about with our children of today, letting them know some others have to struggle just live everyday. What such an inspirational story this seems to be!! Thank you for offering this giveaway! robynsmark(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. How true. People complain about the smallest of things now days. Jen inspired me to be careful what I am complaining about. It's all about my attitude. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. As a hardworking single Mama of 3, I struggle DAILY to keep my family Happy, Healthy, and well taken care of... You always have to Believe in Yourself! Nicol Bowers, nicole2inspect at yahoo.com

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    1. Being a mom is all about work isn't it, and it's definitely a struggle, but worth every minute. Keep up the good work. Thanks for entering.

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