I have read many non-fiction books, and some were life stories that glorified God. But this book stands alone. Jen Barrick's story is truly miraculous.
Most people with traumatic brain injury come out of it with combative behavior and (sometimes) uncharacteristic foul language. Not Jen. I could hardly get through that part of the book because I kept weeping at the power of God and how He healed Jen and transformed the lives of the hospital staff—for starters.
This book has challenged my perspective about life and how I look at it. Do I love the Lord with all my heart? Does pleasing Him take first place in every, single area of my life? Am I willing to sacrifice everything for His glory? Will I give up all that I know and love in order for Him to use me?
Jen was completely and totally sold out to God, and she desired nothing more than for Him to use her to proclaim His goodness. Even though she could never have dreamed what that desire would mean for her life, she has embraced all that God has done and is reaching so many more people than she ever could have, if this accident had not happened to her.
If you want more from God, if you desire a closer, more sold-out walk with Him, then I encourage you to read this amazing tale of God's power. I promise you will not feel the same after reading it.
I received a free copy of "Miracle for Jen," by Linda Barrick, from the publisher, Tyndale House. No strings were attached, other than the requirement that I write an honest review, which I have done.
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