Miracle For Jen: A Tragic Accident, A Mother's Desperate Prayer, And Heaven's Extraordinary Answer
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 s
Miracle for Jen is the miraculous story of a teenaged girl whose life was radically changed the night a drunk driver hit her family’s van while they were returning home from church. Although her Mom and Dad, and brother were injured, Jen received the blunt of the crash and ended up in a coma for five weeks. As her parents, Andy and Linda, slowly recovered from their multiple injuries, they continued to faithfully ...more
Just so, my friend’s mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, could not remember her own name but somehow knew every word of her favorite hymns and Bible verses. Or my learning-disabled student, who could barely retain enough ...more
I’m not even sure where to start with this book — it was so unbelievably moving that I felt at a loss for words when I finished reading it. Miracle for Jen is the story of Jennifer Barrick, who was in a car accident one night, after a church performance, with her parents and her brother. Everyone suffered injuries, but Jennifer’s was the most severe. In fact, the doctor’s didn’t even th ...more
What a mix of sadness and enlightment this story has been. I like no one else on earth can even begin to fanthom Gods plans, or reasoning, for why this accident happened to the Barrick family, or the miracles that have come after. Sometimes we may assume that because we are already in a relationship with God we are safe from evil. It can be even more heart-wrenching to struggle with feelings of ...more
This book was very well written. I was able to read it all in one evening. I was riveted from the very be ...more
Barrick focuses on her daughter Jen, most seriously injured and not expected to survive. She tells of mi ...more
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by Linda Barrick, John Perry
It was the night of November 5, 2006. As the Barrick family returned quietly home from church, their van was struck out of the blue by a drunken, hit-and-run driver. Jen, aged fifteen, suffered the most extensive multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma. Unbelievably, inexplicably, against all odds, she survived. After five weeks of lingering in a coma, she suddenly opened her eyes, praying and praising God. She conversed with God in perfectly i ...more
Best for Ages: 18 and up (reading level and style)
Sometimes we need to be reminded that God can use us despite our short comings and faults. We need to be shown God’s strength is shown best in our own weakness. If you need this reminder, this book is an excellent choice for doing that.
From the first chapter I was captivated by this story. It was told like I imagine Linda would tell it if I was sitting in her living room, hearing what God had done in her life, and in ...more
What can I say? It always amazes me how God can use even the most hopeless of situations for his good purpose. Jen Barrick is a living testimony to God's healing power and grace in her life. There were times when I laughed, there were times I cried, and also times I was shaken to the core by the absolute horror of what the Barrick family had to go through. Miracle for Jen challenged me to step back and look at how I am living for God in my life.
Written from Jen's mothe ...more
The book is told from her mother, Linda's, point of view, as this is ultimately a book about a family. The faith of the whole family is tested through this ...more
Jen Barrick ist ein gewöhnliches Mädchen, das gerne Gitarre spielt, in der Bibel liest und zum Cheerleadern geht. Doch eines Tages hat ihre Familie einen schweren Autounfall: Jen fällt fünf Wochen lang ins Koma. Sie hat in allen Hirnregionen Verletzungen, so dass es ein Wunder ist, dass sie überlebt. Als Jen aus dem Koma erwacht, muss sie alles neu lernen. Sie kann einer einfachen ...more
Jens Mutter, Linda Barrick, erzählt von den vielen Wundern, die der Familie dan ...more
Linda Barrick has a powerful story to tell and she's poured it all out in this book. While she and her daughter doing public speaking events, this book details the events of the car accident and incredibly long road to recovery.
The Barrick family was driving home from church when a drunk driver sped away from a police officer and smashed into their vehicle. Jen received the brunt of the injuries and doctors didn't think she would ever recover. B ...more
One day as her family was coming home from a concert at church, tragedy struck. The van they were riding in was hit by a drunk driver. Jennifer was injured and in a coma.
The Doctors tell her family and friends that she will not be the same when she wakes.
The Doctors were right, God transformed Jennifer into a walking and talking testimony for His glory.
And what and a great testimony t ...more
Maybe being a mother made it hit home more to me, but as I read the first several chapters, I just wept. (I was on an airplane with my son, so you know he loved that!) ;) The tears just flowed as I read turned each page, and I couldn't put the book down.
I love how Linda is able to share with the reader just how human she is and was through all of this. Just as mos ...more