28 September 2011

Review: One Call Away by Brenda Warner

One Call Away shares with us the story of tragedy and triumph, of how faith, no matter the circumstances, can carry us through to a life of joy. We are witness to the growing faith of Brenda, who has suffered at times unfathomable heartache, but does not succumb to despair. She holds onto her faith that Heavenly Father will take care of it, no matter what the “it” is. It is the story of a survivor.

While there are real differences between Brenda’s personality and my own (I was never one of the “pretty ones” or self-confident), there are also very deep heart things that we have in common. She is fiercely protective of her children and fought through and beyond the gloomy outlook the doctors gave for her injured son. She shows that a mother’s love and faith can win against their diagnoses. I have found that to be true in my own life. Just because a doctor says they can’t, doesn’t mean they never will.

She has dealt with justifiable issues of jealousy and insecurity. In spite of past hurts, she has learned to cope with the predatory fans that come along with the fame of her NFL husband. Because of her faith through the hurts in her life, she has emerged a stronger woman and uses that strength to help others to build stronger, faith-filled lives.

This book was well written, but some parts were emotionally difficult to read. Some were difficult because I have been there and others, because I fear the time that I will have to face similar circumstances. However, I would recommend this book to others trying to cope with hardships in their own lives.

One Call Away shows us that we are not alone. No matter what we are going through, someone else has been there, too. The upsets in our lives serve a purpose that may be unseen to us now, but somehow they work for the greater good in the end. We must hold onto our faith.

BookSneeze (http://BookSneeze®.com) has provided me with a complimentary copy of One Call Away in exchange for a review. However, all reviews written by me are my honest opinion, regardless of compensation.

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