Miracle for Jen

Miracle for Jen

A Tragic Accident, A Mother's Desperate Prayer, and Heaven's Extraordinary Answer

Book - 2012
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On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was driving home from church when their van was struck by a drunk driver. Fifteen-year-old Jen suffered multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma and was not expected to survive the night. But against all odds, she did. As she lingered in a coma, doctors warned that if Jen ever woke up, she would be cursing and screaming in confusion due to her brain injuries. Instead, after five weeks she opened her eyes and began praying and praising God. Jen didn't remember her middle name, recognize her parents, or recall that she had a little brother-but she remembered Jesus and every word to every praise song and scripture she had hidden in her heart before the accident. As any loving mother would, Jen's mother Linda wanted God to heal Jen-make her like she was before. Normal. But a loving God had something else in mind-instead of making her normal, God is making Jennifer-and the whole Barrick family-extraordinary, miraculous. Miracle for Jen is the remarkable true story of a family who overcame tragedy and learned to trust God's plan for their lives in a whole new way.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9781414361192
Characteristics: xii, 253 p., [8] plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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dixiedog
May 21, 2018

Linda Barrick's ‘Miracle for Jen,’ such a tragic story. It was certainly a miracle that Linda, her husband Andy, son Josh and daughter Jennifer (Jen) survived a head on collision with a drunk driver. Only their son Josh recovered fairly quickly. Without the incredible support of their family, and so many friends and members of their church, their recovery would have been almost impossible. Their lives will never be the same and one must conclude that they fully accept that fact. I will suggest that this book is better suited for devout Christians. This in an incredible story of faith. While Jen has survived, her terrific life before the accident will never be the same. As a father, I’m afraid that I would struggle and I would find it so had to accept Jen’s new life as an instrument of God. You can check out the Barrick family on the Internet. Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

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