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Everybody who meets Joel Sonnenberg wonders and asks, "What happened to you?" His answer is the inspiring story of how a 2-year-old boy, burned over 85% of his body in a horrific accident, has grown up to become an extraordinary young man. You'll see how faith, courage, and determination can overcome the most tragic of circumstances.
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Publication Date: 2009
Joel Sonnenberg was only two years old when an 18-wheeler smashed into his familys car. In the inferno that followed, he was burned on over 85 percent of his body. This is his story as only he can tell it.Experience the world from Joels perspective as he takes you on a personal journey with more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie. Its been a life of both great struggles and of tremendous achievement and honor. Yet Joel asserts, I am just an ordinary person whom people find extraordinary. Be prepared to fall in love with a young man named Joel. We have known Joel since he first moved to Montreat, North Carolina, eighteen years ago. What an incredible boy he was; what an incredible man he has become. His testimony will stir your heart and forever change you.Ruth and Billy GrahamJoel is a dear friend. His story is truly remarkable. I encourage everyone to read it. It is truly inspiring!Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke University BasketballJoel is an American hero. True courage is demonstrated in every page.Bob Dole, Former United States Senator, KansasThe dictionary doesnt have enough adjectives to describe my love and admiration for Joel Sonnenberg. To spend time with Joelwhether in his book, at a soccer game, or over a sodais to come away a different person simply because youve been with him. Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and FriendsJoel Sonnenbergs story is more than just an uplifting tale of persistence and achievement. Rooted in tragedy, its the story of a mothers love, a boys courage, and the resilience of the human spirit.Bryant Gumbel, Television News JournalistHis story is one all young people need to hear . . . optimistic, confident, and filled with faith. Dr. Jay Kesler, President Emeritus, Taylor University
Joel Sonnenberg has learned more crucial life lessons, faced more challenges, overcome more hardships, developed a deeper faith, and influenced more individuals than most people do in a lifetime. He is a national speaker and has made guest appearances on television since the age of five. Joel has earned numerous honors, including personal commendations from governors and the president of the United States. Joel is a graduate of Columbia International Seminary in South Carolina.
Gregg Lewis is an award-winning author and coauthor of more than fifty books, including Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story, Take the Risk and The Big Picture.
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