Jennifer's husband didn't come home on 9/11, and her life was forever changed. In A Teachable Faith, Jennifer shares what God has taught her through her own personal spiritual firestorm. She speaks of her struggles with light-hearted candor and conveys to her readers that trials can be overcome through faith and trust in God. Hardcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 216 Vendor: Olive Press ISBN: 0976796112
ISBN-13: 9780976796114 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:ATF
Jennifer Sands, a 9/11 widow, found herself at the crossroads of faith remain bitter at God and the world or pick herself up, take a deep breath and move onward. She uses her own daily experiences during this remarkable faith journey to illustrate how to gain knowledge of God and build a committed relationship with Him through challenges. She shares what God has taught her through her struggles in a poignant yet lighthearted style. Regardless of their own life circumstances, readers come away with wisdom, direction and inspiration to strengthen their own relationship with Christ. This is Jennifer?'s second book describing her journey after 9/11. Her first, A Tempered Faith, endorsed by Joni Eareckson Tada and Phillip Yancey chronicles her emotional and spiritual journey in the first year after the terrorist attacks.
To say that losing her husband, Jim Sands, on 9/11 in a terrorist attack changed Jennifer Sands life would be an understatement. In her second book, A Teachable Faith: Learning from God in Everyday Life, Jennifer takes you on a journey. It was a spiritual journey that touched my life. The author also touches lives through her speaking programs, TV, and radio appearances.
Jennifer's book is filled with lessons learned, pain felt, finding a new direction, amazing stories of coincidence (or are they?), crises that build character and strength, and what it sometimes takes to make us teachable. She shares a powerful thought, "God gave us the ability to make choices, we sometimes choose our way over His. But if we do that, our web will never get rebuilt, and we will continue to live in fear and darkness, never really moving out from behind that loose shingle, never discovering the exciting things that God has up His sleeve for us." She writes with humility, honesty that is relatable. I think this (now part-time) Pharmacist who has expanded her life through a gift for speaking and writing has surprised even herself with all that she has to share.
Whether you have experience a great loss, don't know what God has in store for you, or want to find meaning in your life, you will glean from Jennifer's experience like I did. Jennifer's life changed when she stopped fitting God into her life, and made as she described it "spacious room" for Him. Debra S. Murphy, Christian Book Previews.com