"It's one thing to talk about the moments you'll need faith the most. It's another to live through them. Sarah is someone whose story will inspire you to live your own!"
Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling Author of Do Over
"Every life takes unexpected and, at times, heartbreaking turns. You will find, as I did, Sarah Rodriguezs story of heartbreak, loss, and radical hope an inspiring one."
Stasi Eldredge, New York Times Bestselling Author of Captivating and Becoming Myself
"Stories are far more than just words on a page. They can be explosive agents of personal hope and transformation as you're allowed to peer into someone's most difficult moments, learning how they refused to let go. From Depths We Rise can be that story for all of us. Sarah Rodriguez gives a raw and intimate view of her heart as she walked through the valleys of disease, loss, death, and excruciating agony--yet still managing to emerge on the mountaintop. This inside view of her family's unfathomable journey left me forever changed."
Christa Black Gifford, Author, Speaker, Songwriter
"You wont be able to put this book down! Sarahs story is beautiful, tragic, faith-filled, and absolutely inspiring. This reads like a Hallmark movie, bringing every emotion you have to the surface."
Jim Burns, PhD., President, HomeWord, Author of Creating An Intimate Marriage and Confident Parenting
"People today wonder whether God is alive and still moving. Historical arguments and evidence abound that this is indeed the case, but more deeply than all of that, we want to know whether Christ is alive in us and cares about us. Sarah's story will give you hope. Her strong faith in the midst of incredibly heartbreaking circumstances will help you see that God is not only alive, but that He loves you deeply. Which is the question we're all really asking anyway."
Carey Nieuwhof, Author and Founding Pastor, Connexus Church
"Prepare your heart for a tremendous journey of emotion as you read From Depths We Rise. In this poignant story of pain, loss, and hope, author Sarah Rodriguez brings you face-to-face with tremendous questions that each of us need to wrestle to the ground. Where is God in the middle of my pain? Is He a God of miracles or just words? Can I completely trust Him with everything that is dear to me? This is a must-read for anyone who has ever asked these questions."
Sherry Surratt, Director of Parenting Strategy Orange Family Ministry, Former CEO of MOPS International, Author of Brave Mom
"I could not put this book down! Its a compelling story filled with a womans courage. . . . Sarahs story will grant revived hope and faith that no matter whatGod is good."
Pam Kanaly, National Mother of Achievement, Author of The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions, Director of Arise Ministries
"I have seen death and experienced life. There is a fine line between despair and healing and the hope that comes with that. You can feel it in Sarahs book. If you want to be encouraged and hope again, take in a deep dose of From Depths We Rise."
Jeremie Kubicek, CEO & Co-Founder, Giant Worldwide, Bestselling author of Leadership Is Dead and 5 Gears
"From Depths We Rise is a window into an intimate struggle that will leave you breathless, yet graced with an understanding of faith only obtained in the darkest places of the human soul. What an extraordinary gift to be able to peer into the life of those who have walked through unexplainable pain and watch them emerge with such courage and purpose. For those of us who have ever uttered the words, "it wasn't supposed to be like this," this book is a must-read. Sarahs story will expose strength you never believed to exist, ignite even the faintest of hopes in a better tomorrow, and ultimately dare you to believe in the goodness of God. I didn't want this book to end."
Hillary Grantham, Director, Beads of Good
"Radical people change and propel our hearts into deeper faith and joy. When you think you can't bear another sorrow of Sarah's story, she sets your heart ablaze and carries you from the ashes to a beauty and joy that transform and move you to deeper intimacy with Him. This is a story that everyone must read for this hourit will change you forever."
Amy Black, MA, LPC, Director and Founder of Gold Monarch Healing Center
"I had the unique privilege of watching this painfully triumphant story be lived out in person. Sarah invites her readers into her personal journey in a refreshingly honest and hopeful way, yet she isn't afraid to wrestle with the difficult questions of life and mysterious ways of God. Her story will inspire you to keep running, to not give up, and to believe that God is truly able to make beauty from ashes."
Chris Bennett, Lead Pastor, Antioch Norman
"Readers will be deeply touched all the way through the final chapter and reminded that every day we have with loved ones is a gift."