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One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges With Unshakable Faith

One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges With Unshakable Faith

Written by Brenda Warner

Narrated by Christie King


One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges With Unshakable Faith

Written by Brenda Warner

Narrated by Christie King

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4.5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
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Released:
Sep 6, 2011
ISBN:
9781608149094
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What can you do when your well-laid plans fall apart and life takes an unexpected turn? Brenda Warner is best known as the outspoken wife of NFL superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Kurt Warner. But years earlier, she found herself living through any woman's nightmare: a healthy baby tragically injured in the bathtub; a sudden end to a career she loved; betrayal and divorce; poverty; public humiliation; a deadly natural disaster that destroyed her foundation and shook her to her core. One shattering phone call at a time, Brenda Warner's life came to resemble little of her dream. But each time her plans fell apart, Brenda faced a choice: to collapse in the face of tragedy or press forward and survive. She chose to keep going. In the process, she's learned that the unexpected is only one call away. Her story provides hope and encouragement for anyone facing life's challenges and shows us that our circumstances don't tell us who we are, nor are they a measure of God's love. God has a plan for us, even when our plans fail. Brenda's life is proof that sometimes the best dreams are not the ones we dream, but the ones that come true when we least expect them.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 6, 2011
ISBN:
9781608149094
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    This was different in many ways from most Christian based books. Mrs. Warner is not perfect and will be the first to tell you that. She does some things that others won't like, but don't we all!, and yet she owns all that she has done! She has learned from her mistakes and grown from them. Life has not been easy for her, but she has never given up, and is happy to have the hand that God has dealt for her, finding the good in even the worst of times. She is very inspirational. I look forward to reading the book she cowrote with her husband.
  • (5/5)
    Life can change in an instant or in just "One Call Away." Brenda Warner shares her life story with us through all it's ups and downs and how she has maintained her faith in the Lord through it all. From growing up on a farm in the heartland with financially struggling parents, to walking the red carpet with her husband, a NFL superstar, and being thrust into the limelight, she has faced many personal tragedies that has made her a very strong and courageous woman. Come follow her journey as she shares her dreams of being a top marine, her son's tragic accident at her own husband's hands, her struggle with her finances and her divorce, and how she finally ended up with the love of her life. From the very beginning to end, her bottom line has always been her unshakeable faith and that has definitely been the most important constant in her life. I started reading this story on a Saturday and had a really hard time putting it down. Brenda just completely draws you into her story that you just have to continue turning those pages. I was up at 4am on Sunday morning just to finish it. It is such a real and genuine account of her life, you can't help but be touched by it. It makes you smile and it makes you cry, so it definitely is an emotional read. Don't miss this amazing tale!! I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a wonderfully written life's memoir that is contemporary and totally genuine in nature. This book was kindly provided to me through Booksneeze for my honest review.
  • (5/5)
    When [...] let me do free book review on this book I had no idea who Brenda Warner was! She is married to Kurt Warner; Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner (born June 22, 1971) is a retired American football player. Brenda shares her struggles and faith to overcome her tragedies in her own life and they include: *Her Baby injured in an accident *Ended her Marine Career *Her unfaithful spouse and divorce *Life as a single mother living off the government to help her live with a disabled child. *Natural disasters: a lesson of how short life is when loved ones are tragically taken away. *Her dreams coming true with Kurt Warner and the struggles of dating a NFL player. I could identify myself in many of the struggles that Brenda went through. One of the things I can identify with is the need to date or marry a Christian man of faith. In the beginning of her first marriage to Neil they had different faith's that in the end led to arguments. Brenda had a son named Zachary with Neil and later had a beautiful daughter Jesse Jo. Brenda struggles to stay strong during her trials with her disabled son but prevails. If God is the foundation of a relationship, with prayer all things are possible. In Chapter five I learned a lot about the U.S. Marines and what they had to do which I did not know before. The Marines are a much disciplined unit of individuals; Brenda had a dream to be like her father who was a Marine. She set her mind to become a Drill Instructor. She was second in her class of graduation and was sent to Intelligence for the Marines, which was not exactly what she had planned. The foundation of support is so important in our daily lives and Brenda had her parents and her sister Kim to help her along her way in life. Whenever she would need a helping hand or encouragement, her family supported her. After her divorce from her unfaithful husband she moved back home and started her life over with a fresh start. Her mom and church friends went to Coyote's Bar to line dance as they all had the desire to have fun this way. This is the way Brenda met her current husband Kurt Warner and the story unfolds in such a beautiful way that I could not put the book down. I read this book in two days and it blessed me beyond what I can express. Reviewer Byline: Jackie Paulson is an avid reader and loves to blog and blog about book reviews. © 2011
  • (4/5)
    Wow, I can not wait to tell you about this book. The book One Call Away is one you can not put down (trust me, it was hard to do when life happens and I had to and I could not wait to pick it up again) it is a memoir by Brenda Warner (yes the woman NFL quarter back Kurt Warner is lucky to call his wife). I have to admit that I knew very little about this woman before I picked up this book but she inspires me and can you to be strong in your own life by how she has handled her life. What will stay with me over the years about this book is Brenda’s faith. I have to tell you that as I read this book about a Christian woman going through her mountain tops and valleys I was struck by the way she viewed her faith in her twenty’s , I found that she did as I did and I realized that sometimes we rationalize things in our twenty’s and it makes sense then ,but our rationalizing at the time is not perceived as that ,so it is the faith that gets us through what we really bought on by our age and lack of life experiences and pressure to be in the world we live. I found her story to be one of great passion and one of everyday normalcy. I have to say it is about how many valleys she had to go trough and what she learned in that time. I had grabbed a Kleenex or two because in parts of this book life happens and it makes you cry. I know that seeing Kurt Warner through the eyes of his wife made me respect this man. I find that all too often our sports heroes are not heroes at all. Kurt Warner is a hero. I say this by the way he views his non-biological children as HIS children. Brenda does get across in the book the love her husband has for family and Christ. The other thing about this book that will stay with me forever is that sometimes in life to cry is the strongest thing you can do. I recommend this book. If you are going through a tough time it will help with the perspective. You will be inspired at any phase of your life to see that faith happens and what it can do. You will see that families that seem to have it all did not always have it all. You will see the Warners have had a lot of the same struggles you may have or had. What I found with this Warner family is they had faith the greatest gift of all. I have to say that if you like football you will like this book. If you don’t like football you will like this book. I give this book 4 starts. I rate the books I read in a scale of 1 to five stars one being the worst and five being the best. I must also let you know I received this complementary book from Book Sneeze. These opinions in my review are my own.