March 6, 2012 By Tracy
Miracle for Jen, is truly an amazing story, and should be on the top of your MUST read list for 2012. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to read this book and share my thoughts with you all. Miracle for Jen is a true story written by Linda Barrick.
On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was struck by a drunk driver. All 4 members of the Barrick family were injured. While they sustained significant injuries, Jen, Linda’s daughter, was the most severely injured. Jen suffered a severe brain trauma, and was in a coma for 5 weeks. When she awoke from the coma, she didn’t know her middle name, that she had a brother, or what a shoe was, but she remembered every word to every praise song and could recite scriptures that she had learned prior to the accident. Though, when asked a question, Jen could barely get out an answer, when she sang and prayed her words were clear.
This book is so inspiring, and such a wonderful testimony of God’s love and His promise to work all things together for good. As I read the book, I kept finding myself wanting to share what I’d just read with my husband. It was a blessing to be able to see God’s presence throughout the story shown in details and circumstances that only He could have crafted.
Throughout the book, Linda shares some of Jen’s journal entries – things she’d written to the Lord. I was so touched by Jen’s writings (especially at the young age of 15) that they continually inspire and challenge me to grow deeper into my own relationship with God. One of my favorite quotes from Jen’s journal entry is this, “The things of this world don’t matter. Only what I do for You does! Continue to grow my faith & allow me to know you like never before!” This quote was written just 2 days before the crash. WOW! It’s no secret Jen is an AMAZING young lady with a heart for the Lord, and He is using her in ways she never imagined. Jen’s story has forever touched my heart.
Disclosure: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a copy of Miracle For Jen; however, all views expressed in this post are that of my own.
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