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In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace Hardcover – September 17, 2013
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Sarah believes everyone faces tremendous obstacles, and that her life with a disability often visibly mirrors the invisible struggles even people with perfectly functioning bodies must work through. While she recognizes her story as unique, she believes her experiences can encourage people of all abilities and experiences.
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To read your story and hear how happy you are in how much you have achieved, warms my heart. I have always believed that we are all here for a purpose. It's what we do with what we have that makes the difference. It's showing each other and supporting each other because we love and believe in them.
Life is filled with capable arms of love and support. It's those arms that help us grow into who we are.
I HIGHLY recommend you picking up a copy of this book today. You will learn how to smile in a whole new way.
Remember: life is filled with moments. Take THIS moment to order yourself a copy of "In Capable Arms".
There were moments of tears and laughter as I remembered a few of my own experiences with Sarah in the two years we attended school together. Her words and life experience are impactful, and I highly recommend this book.
Growing up different wasn't a smooth walk for this young woman, and sometimes she shares how she herself added to the learning curve of being different. I can imagine having people look at her and make snap judgments about her without her even opening her mouth. How cool it was to read how Sarah and her husband met, and he wasn't even focused on her disability!
Through various seasons of her life she has faced each day with honesty and dependency on the Lord. She says without fear that there were times she "didn't know" how to handle a certain situation. Yet, God provided her with what she needed, and He has stretched her faith in Him through what for many are simple everyday tasks we never give a thought to doing.
At the end of the book, there is an interview with her parents. Great idea! Frankly, I think many of us want to know how parents made it through the challenges of raising someone with a physical disability. Sarah could have lived on hiding if she chose to. To me, she is a courageous woman. She is married with children who keep her life busy, and she travels to share her story with audiences across the nation.
As I read this, I was reflecting on how blessed I am, even when there are days I don't necessarily feel so. I was reminded that no matter what, all of us have jobs to do, ones made especially for us by our Creator.Read more ›
I haven't quite finished IN CAPABLE ARMS, but what I have read is outstanding. I am definitely giving this book a five star review. IN CAPABLE ARMS is written from the heart with a deep-felt honesty that by-passes so many people. Sarah Kovac was dealt a harsh hand by being born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a rare congengenital birth defect, but being the remarkable young woman she is, it is clear in her writing that she has discovered that God has a purpose in her life and her faith is inspiring. The author has wisdom and great maturity as you will see by the following quote:
"Today, many are concerned about political correctness. Nobody wants to use the wrong terminolgy and offend somebody. Are we disabled? Persons with disabilities? Differently abled? The term I grew up with was handicapped. Being labeled anything at all made me cringe. It was a long time before I was able to come to terms withe the fact that the world runs on labels and biases simply to keep things and people categorized, not usually out of cruelty."
This one paragraph opened my eyes. I personally never looked at the world this way, but as I read and then re-read this one paragraph, I was astounded at the truth. There are a great many eye-opening statements in IN CAPABLE ARMS that as a reader, you will want to re-read and then sit and ponder what you have just read.
The author writes poignantly about her perfectionism (which many of us suffer from) and her words left me stunned and re-thinking my own quest for perfectionism.
"Perfectionism is a pride thing. So not cute. The only way I've been able to find genuine growth in these areas has been to begin seeing that y character is simply the sum of my decisions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was so glad I read this book. I gave it to my daughter, and she read it too. Ms Kovac is real with her readers and shares from her heart. I def recommend her book!!Published 4 months ago by C. Cole
Sarah is a remarkable young woman - knowing her I had no idea what all she's gone through. Well written and it's a very good read.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great to hear the story of dealing with life with a complex condition in such a positive way.Published 8 months ago by Jill Peck-Murray
This author is amazing! May God continue to bless her as she blesses all of us.Published 17 months ago by Marilyn T
This book was written with a purpose to show us how God plays into our Iives. She shows us how vulnerable we can be with the wrong attitude. Great inspirational reading. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book!
I think it's amazing how Sarah doesn't dwell on her disability but dwells on God's grace to get her through challenges. Read more
If a book doesn't grab me in the first chapter, I don't read it. I couldn't put this book down! Sarah pours out her heart in this book and opened my eyes to so much. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Susan J. Brouhard
It was GREAT!!! It was easy to read. I couldn't put it down. I would love to meet this amazing woman & her family.Published on February 6, 2014 by Judith DeVries