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One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith Paperback – September 5, 2011
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About the Author
Jennifer Schuchmann is a News York Times bestselling author of numerous books and he host of the television program Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann.
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Brenda's own summary tells it the best:
"I am a former marine. I have a nursing degree. I've lived on food stamps, and I've lived on millions of dollars. I have been divorced, and I've been married to the man of my dreams. I've watched my seven children grow and succeed beyond my wildest dreams, I've watched one baby suffer permanent brain damage and blindness and two babies dies before they ever lived.
I am not immune to grief, and every day I miss my parents more than I think is possible. I am not a crier or a whiner, and I would rather control my world than be controlled by it. I've been mostly faithful and trustworthy, yet I've been betrayed and I've certainly had times when I let down those I loved. If you are in my inner circle, I will have your back, and I know some, but not all, I let in will have mine. I love babies with tracheotomies, seniors in hospice, and the homeless who ask nothing from me."
Just because tragedy may be a phone call away, Brenda helps the reader see that it doesn't mean we stop living. God gives joy and redemption. The book is a quick read. I was surprised how fast I flew the the pages. While not a football fan, warner's story intrigued me so much that I had a hard time putting the book down.
This book comes out Sept 6th
I received this book free from Book Sneeze and Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of this review.
And then, I read further, and honestly, I lost the interest. This book was presented as a memoir to show how faith in God helped Brenda forge through the muddy waters, but in my very honest opinion, the book seemed to actually be a way for Mrs. Warner to air her dirty laundry and defend the actions that have been scrutinized by the media over the years(none of which I was previously aware of since I know nothing about football except that Hubs likes to watch it). I felt like there was too much time spent trying to justify actions that she knew were wrong (premarital sex for one) with a mention here or there of her praying. It gave the distinct impression that her faith was on the sidelines and seemed to only come into play when she couldn't figure out how to get what she wanted in her own way. About halfway through the book, I was really just plugging along because I had made a commitment to read it and give an honest review.Read more ›
Before reading this book, I really had no idea who Brenda Warner was, yet this book grabbed me from the very first page. Brenda went from being a child who grew up poor to being married to a philandering husband, to being a single mom on food stamps and welfare, counting every penny, to being rich and married to a wonderful and godly man. Her journey was one that was I could so relate to, having gone through many hard times myself. I found it uplifting and encouraging to read of how she held onto her faith even in the darkest moments of her life.
This story was so very encouraging, and I highly recommend it.
Note: I received a copy of this book for free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!
I was impressed with how open Brenda was in this book, from sharing her true feelings to telling stories about getting caught in an "intimate act" with Kurt on her parents couch. Some of these stories are definitely not ones I would share with my friends, much less the millions of people who will read this book! It is amazing to see how God has worked in Brenda's life and in her marriage. This book is definitely encouraging and eye-opening about some of the things the Warners have dealt with, I really enjoyed reading it.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i found this book interesting, easy to read and funny. It's a good true story. Brenda Warner is honest and encouraging.Published 6 months ago by pam humphrey
It's a good read. I knew a little about their story and was curious.
Besides, I like Kurt Warner. When I finished reading it, I liked Brenda too. : )
Thank God I picked this up for .50 cents at the local goodwill. And I don't even think it was worth that!
This woman is horribly unlikeable! Read more
Very interesting. As a good friend of her mother's during high school, I knew a lot of the people she talked about in her book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by CA Badger
Brenda does an excellent job of telling her story of love, tragedy, and hope. She is both humorous and honest. Her story is a must read for today's woman. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Terri Cruze
Great read. Brenda is transparent and honest and makes us all feel more human. She is a tender and strong woman who has overcome so much adversity. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer