This is an amazing story. It is a miracle documented by doctors and emergency personnel. There is no way around it. John Smith should have never come back to life. After his rescue from the water of an icy lake, he was without a heartbeat for nearly an hour. Even if he lived he should have been severely brain damaged. But sixteen days after entering the hospital he walked out.
What a testimony to the power of God, the persistence of prayer and the love of a mother. Joyce Smith was adamant. Only words of healing and life were to be spoken in her son's room. It was encouraging to see her church community and others come together in prayer and support.
Smith shares her experiences while her son was in the hospital. I was dismayed at some of the care he received. There were irregularities and we are reminded that the family needs to keep good watch over those in hospital. Spiritual warfare may be necessary at times.
The book is very well written. Smith and her co-author did a great job of creating a compelling account of the accident and the recovery. I appreciate the validating letter the doctor added too. The book is an amazing one and I highly recommend it.
You can watch a local television account here.
Watch an interview with doctors here.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Joyce Smith worked for twenty five years in accounting but feels her biggest accomplishment is being a wife and mother. She and her husband live in St. Charles, Missouri. They have four sons and five grandchildren. (Photo by Lori Straine)
Ginger Kolbaba is an award winning author, editor, and speaker. She has written or contributed to over thirty books and more than four hundred articles. She is the former editor of Today's Christian Woman magazine and Marriage Partnership magazine, and is the founding editor of Kyria.com. You can find out more at www.gingerkolbaba.com.
FaithWords, 256 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.