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When You Need A Miracle {Book Giveaway}

***Giveaway now closed***

There are some people who touch your lives in un-forgettable ways.

I’ve never met Jen, Josh, Linda, or Andy Barrick, but they are some of those people. I finished reading the book Miracle for Jen: A Tragic Accident, a Mother’s Desperate Prayer, and Heaven’s Extraordinary Answer about a week ago and this is one of those stories that enter the deep places of your heart.

It is a God-story; a story of weak people learning to trust Him.

It’s a story of a mom praying desperately for a miracle…then daily embracing the one God gives instead.


On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was driving home from church when their van was struck by a drunk driver. Fifteen-year-old Jen suffered multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma and was not expected to survive the night. But against all odds, she did.

After lingering in a coma for five weeks, Jen opened her eyes and began praying and praising God. She didn’t remember her middle name, recognize her parents, or recall that she had a little brother—but she remembered Jesus and every word to every praise song and scripture she had hidden in her heart before the accident.

As any loving mother would, Jen’s mother Linda wanted God to heal Jen—make her like she was before. Normal. But a loving God had something else in mind—instead of making her normal, God is making Jennifer—and the whole Barrick family—extraordinary, miraculous.

Miracle for Jen is the remarkable true story of a family who overcame tragedy and learned to trust God’s plan for their lives in a whole new way.


Miracle for Jen has touched my heart, challenged my understanding of God, and encouraged me to a deeper trust in a God whose plans are greater than my own. Linda’s example of daily waking up and choosing to “make her feelings bow to her faith” stirs me to do the same.

Watch this video, then scroll down to win a copy.

This story of one family who prayed for one miracle but got another will challenge and change you.

I have a copy of Miracle for Jen to give away. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, just leave a comment. I will draw a name on Saturday, March 10.

To watch just one of the many videos of the Barrick family, click here.

I received a reveiw copy of Miracle for Jen from the publisher, Tyndale House. The giveaway copy is also provided by Tyndale. This giveaway is open to US addresses.

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  1. Starla says:

    I would love to have a chance to read this book.Thank-you for hosting the giveaway!

  2. Deborah W says:

    I just discovered your site last week via Smelling Coffee. I believe the Lord led me to both of you. You have already been a blessing to me. Thanks for your time and devotion to this blog.

  3. Susan says:

    Oh my…what an amazing testimony. Would love to read this one! Thanks so much♥

  4. Oh I would love to read this testimony. Praying for your book my sweet friend. The girl that won the give away on my blog never responded. Poo!!!

  5. Mindy says:

    Wow! Would love to read this! Thanks

  6. Jessica says:

    Would love to read…..and win this book! Thanks!

  7. Melanie says:

    Wow – if reading the short blurb you posted and watching the video moved me to tears, I can’t wait to read Jen’s story! Thank you for all you do, my friend! :)

  8. Jill says:

    “making her feelings bow to her faith”…..what a powerful statement! I’d love to read this book!

  9. immeasurably more says:

    …for we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. Hebrews 10:39

    followed your links to this family’s website this morning and listened to their story. and now i’m writing scripture down on cards so we can start saying it out loud. it’s amazing how circumstances’ effects on life started dimming when you claim His promises. thank you for introducing us to their story of His love.

  10. Karen F. says:

    Would love a copy of this book! I saw her story on Joni & Friends and how God worked in her life and the life of her family. Amazing!

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