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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.