Book Review: Miracle for Jen

Title: Miracle for Jen
Subtitle: a tragic accident, a mother's desperate prayer and heaven's extraordinary answer
Author: Linda Barrick
Foreword By: Joni Eareckson Tada
Genre: Memoir, Inspirational

Have you ever asked, "Why Me?" If you have, then you should read this book!  Miracle for Jen is a truly inspirational story!  It is written by the title character's mom, Linda.  It is the story of Jen's recovery after a traumatic brain injury that she received after their family's minivan was was totaled by a drunk driver in 2006.  Jen's mom, dad and brother were all injured in the accident but Jen's injury was by far the worst.

I am usually not a fan of memoirs.  I find that the author are often straining to find material to fill an entire book.  This was not the case in Miracle for Jen.  Her story is amazing and could fill the pages of three books!  I could not put the book down!  

Before the accident, Jen had a strong faith in God.  She couldn't wait to serve Him in any way that she was lead.  After the accident, it is her faith, family and friends that help her to have a successful recovery.  

The newest edition of the book includes an update that was written in 2012.  Jen is doing great and is using her story to minister around the world.  It is perfect that Joni Eareckson Tada has written the Foreword to the book.  Jen will be an inspiration to this generation of teens just like Joni was to my generation.

I would recommend this book to anyone that needs encouragement.  I think especially that all teen girls should read this memoir before they finish high school.  It will inspire them to seek out a closer relationship with God.

"If you have limited faith, God will do limited things in your life."- Jen Barrick (11 months after her traumatic brain injury)

You can read more about Jen Barrick on the family's website

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

    BTW-I am holding 5 book giveaways at my site this week if you are interested in stopping over. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Diane :O)

  2. It sounds interesting. I love reading how God does the impossible in the middle of tragedy.


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