Janet Oberholtzer is a wonderful writer, a storyteller with a wry yet heartfelt sense of self, grace, and beauty. All of those things shine brightly in Because I Can, a passionate memoir that reads familiar, as if it's a collection of hopeful letters from an old friend. Whether she's talking about trauma, depression or growing up Mennonite, we learn and grow because Janet is learning and growing. Never preachy or assuming, Janet is wise enough to let the narrative do most of the talking and honest enough to keep the reader wanting to listen. The stories that Janet unfolds in Because I Can will make you believe that you not only can overcome, but that you will overcome. Because She Did.
- Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched and Hear No Evil
In Because I Can, Janet Oberholtzer shares a raw and powerful survival story, one in which she not only reclaims her life and her leg, but also her faith, her relationships, and her passion for running. It is a story that is honestly told--both physical and spiritual scars are revealed--and yet it manages to inspire on each and every page. You won't want to put it down.
- Rachel Held Evans, author of Evolving in Monkey Town.