Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Call Away Book Review

Book Review of One Call Away by Brenda Warner
"A Memoir: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith"

     Brenda Warner's life is anything but normal.  She's dealt with more things in one life, than six lives together - handicapped child, divorce, death, fame, poverty, wealth.  Her life is anything but simple, as she pens in her memoir.  This was the second book written by Warner.  The first was a compilation piece presented with her husband, First Things First.  Brenda Warner is a speaker, philanthropist and a New York Times best-selling author.  I first noticed her at this years Women of Faith conference, as she was a new speaker in the line-up.  Her condensed version of her life story was enough to interest me into reading her book.
     My first thoughts: Wow! I'm so glad my life is simple.  Warner's life seems waged in personal war and conflict.  She goes from a Marine, to a divorced pauper Mom, to the wife of NFL champ Kurt Warner.  In between, her life is riddled with unimaginable obstacles.  Now here is my opinion..... Warner is not, I repeat, is not a great writer.  The book doesn't offer brilliant insight or perfected linguistics.  It's a raw account of a tough life lived.  Each tragedy faced, Warner remains solid in her faith of God's ultimate and much bigger plan.  Even in her now immense fame and fortune, I am happy to see that she and her family are giving back.  As a Mom of seven children, she seems to be on the right track of keeping her brood grounded and love-minded.  Bottom line....this is a easy-read.  It's an interesting story and keeps you occupied.  It reminds you to keep the faith during struggle and turmoil. 

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

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