Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Call Away

Author: Brenda Warner
ISBN: 978-0849947193
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: Book Sneeze
*I was provided with a copy of this book as part of the BookSneeze program.  The book was given in exchange for my honest review and all thoughts are my own.*
About the Book:
Brenda’s life has taken twists and turns that are stranger than fiction. It always seemed as if she was just one phone call away from the next explosive change. Each time her plans fell apart, she had a choice: would she give up, or would she press forward and learn from the unexpected? One Call Away is the inspiring story of a woman who has prevailed through many of the circumstances that discourage women: tragedy, poverty, betrayal, and humiliation. But unlike most women, her life has been on display in the media.
Brenda’s faith and God’s strength enable her to face challenge after challenge: an accident that leaves her son blind and brain damaged, a crumbling marriage, a tornado that kills her parents, a new relationship with promising football player Kurt Warner, and the pressures his sudden success brings to their growing family.
Through food stamps and funerals, Super Bowls and serving others, Brenda’s strength is unwavering. Her determination to dream new dreams, willingness to learn from her mistakes, and commitment to giving back to her community make her a role model for women of all backgrounds.
Her dreams haven’t materialized as she had imagined, but Brenda has found that God has a much bigger plan for her. Conversational and candid, One Call Away invites readers facing their own difficulties to trust God and discover hope in the future.
My Thoughts:
I enjoyed reading this book.  So often we make our lives look great to everyone and don’t reveal any of the trials or hardships that we all go through.  I enjoyed Brenda’s willingness to be vulnerable and share her life, trials and times of confusion and uncertainty with me, the reader.  This made her faith more evident, believable and a wonderful example of hope and trust in God.  I really enjoyed this book, though parts were hard to read because of the crushing content.  I really connected with Brenda.  I’m not sure I have the faith and success she has had under the same circumstances.
Overall this book was honest, forthright, and an example of vulnerability in a person.  By doing this the book becomes a trustworthy source, making Brenda a wonderful role model for women who have gone through trials and need a renewed sense of hope or faith.  It’s also very uplifting for any believer because you don’t feel like you’re going through your trials alone.  I would recommend this book.  I think it is well written and honest.  I never felt like Brenda put herself on a pedestal.  She admits to going through rough times that don’t make it easy to trust God or have hope, but she does and for a reason. 
Highly Recommended

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