A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Saturday, September 17, 2011

One Call Away by Brenda Warner

We all come from somewhere, and where we've been defines who we are now. The book "One Call Away ~ A Memoir ~ Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith" lays out the details of Brenda Warner's life from childhood through the present day. Reading this book is like traveling through Brenda's life, during all the ups and downs. From small town girl to wife of a Super Bowl winning NFL quarterback, a relationship with the Living God has been key for Brenda as she faced life's challenges head on.

I must say, this book was not at all what I expected it to be. I was surprised by some of the choices Brenda made over the years, and even more surprised by her candid way of laying it all out there for the world to see. Many of her life stories were heartbreaking, and I found myself wanting to hold her hand and tell her it would be okay, God hadn't forgotten her. And some of her circumstances reminded me of things I've encountered in my own life; the way she would "cowboy up" and muddle through the darkest of days is the way I've often dealt with hard times.

No matter how strong Brenda Warner is, I found myself more impressed by her choice to be still and let God handle circumstances that were beyond her control. It's a sign or Christian growth when we move aside and resign ourselves to His will, in His way, according to His time table. I have to say, my favorite parts of the book were those in which Brenda allowed God to have total control, no matter the outcome.

On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I would have to give this book a 3. It's an interesting read, held my attention, and moved along at a nice pace.

(Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze for review purposes)

Day 115 done :)

Jan L. Burt

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