Being a Mom myself, I was reading it wanting to give support to the Mom in the story. I can’t imagine what she had been through during this. A few years back, a friend of ours had her son and some of his friends fall through the ice on a local lake and the prayers we said for that seem so recent. Thankfully, they didn’t fall far, and were able to be rescued quickly, thanks to our amazing emergency teams here in the mountains. I’m sure though, that the fear and worry were still as real.
I’m not finished with the book yet, but whenever I get a chance to read it, I’m right back where I started and feeling that it’s going on around me. Seeing how our faith can make such a big difference, it helps us to know that we need to have more, in even the small circumstances! Have you ever had an instance where someone or something was able to make a breakthrough through prayer? Let me know in the comments below.
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About the Book:
The impossible true story about the powerful impact of prayer that inspired the major motion picture starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Lucas.
Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary–the death and resurrection of their son.
When Joyce Smith’s fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him.
Miraculously, her son’s heart immediately started beating again.
In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed.
Breakthrough is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible.
Previously published as The Impossible.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: FaithWords; Media Tie In edition (March 12, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1546010602 / ISBN-13: 978-1546010609
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983 in Books / #7 in Religious Leader Biographies / #8 in Christian Dating & Relationships / #19 in Christian Inspirational
Here’s the preview for the Breakthrough movie coming out soon:
Ginger Kolbaba is an award-winning author, editor, and speaker. She has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including The Impossible, Your Best Happily Ever After, and The Old Fashioned Way. Ginger has also written a novel series Secrets from Lulu’s Café. Another role, is being a contributing editor for Focus on the Family magazine and a regular columnist for Positive Note magazine.
She has published more than 500 magazine and online articles. Ginger is the former editor of Today’s Christian Woman magazine, Marriage Partnership magazine, and the founding editor of Kyria.com, all award-winning resources of Christianity Today.
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I have been wanting to see this movie, since know there was a book. Will be checking it out. Sounds wonderful!!
The book so far is amazing!! I cannot wait to see the movie.
This is a perfect time of year for this book! It sounds like a great book to add to my wishlist.
So far, the story has been amazing!!! Being a true story, makes it hit even closer to the heart. The movie is coming out soon, and I can’t wait!
Sounds like a wonderful book and testiment to her faith.
It definitely is, Grace!