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.
“Brenda Warner remains a soldier fi ghting for faith and life in the face of unexplainable devastation. The fortitude of this ‘marine mom’ will grab your heart. If you think Kurt Warner’s journey is moving, do not wait to read the story of Brenda.”
—Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of The View and special contributor for Good Morning America, ABC News
“We have all had the phone ring and our lives changed. Brenda Warner’s moving and inspiring memoir reminds us all of the power of family, the miracles and misfortunes of life, and the foundation that faith plays in our all-too-human existences. Unflinching and fearless, she is the woman I want in my corner: safe, smart, and savvy. A heroine for us all.”
—Jamie Lee Curtis, Author/actress/mother/sister
|Contributor(s)||Brenda Warner, Jennifer Schuchmann (With)|
|About the Contributor(s)|| Brenda Warner
Brenda Warner is a speaker, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author. She is the mother of seven children, a registered nurse, and a marine. But most of all, she is a storyteller who candidly shares her struggles in hopes that her life experiences can help other women. Brenda is also vice president of the First Things First Foundation, an organization she co-founded with her husband, NFL player Kurt Warner.
Jennifer Schuchmann (With)
Jennifer Schuchmann is the host of the television program Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann on WATC-TV Atlanta and the coauthor of One Call Away with Brenda Warner. She holds an MBA from Emory University and has an extensive public speaking background. Jennifer and her husband, David, have been married for over twenty years, and together they have a teenage son, Jordan. You can find her online at wordstothinkabout.com.
|Release Date||Sep 6, 2011|