A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love
On Sale: 2020-04-28
Katherine and Jay Wolf were a young couple living the dream in Southern California, but all was nearly lost when Katherine suffered a shocking near-fatal brainstem stroke and struggled to find hope in a life that looked nothing like the one they had before.
About the Book
When all seems lost, where can you find hope?
Katherine and Jay Wolf married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams--she as a model and he as a lawyer--they planted their lives in the city and their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just six months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family.
On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through forty days on life support in the ICU and nearly two years in full-time brain rehab, that small spark of hope was fanned into flame.
Hope Heals documents Katherine and Jay's journey as they struggled to regain Katherine's quality of life and as she relearned to talk, eat, and walk. As Katherine returned home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, she and Jay committed to celebrating this gift of a second chance by embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined.
As you uncover Katherine and Jay's remarkable story, you'll be encouraged to:
- Find lasting hope in the midst of struggle
- Embrace the unexpected
- Welcome God's miracles into your everyday life
In the midst of continuing hardships, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find: a hope that heals the most broken place--our souls. Let Hope Heals be your guide along the way.
Praise for Hope Heals:
"As I read this book, tears streamed from my eyes even as joy flooded my heart. Jay and Katherine are a raw yet refreshing testimony to the unshakable trustworthiness of God amidst the unimaginable trials of life. This book reminds all of us where hope can be found in a world where none of us know what the next day holds."
--David Platt, author of the New York Times bestseller Radical and president of the International Mission Board
"Hope Heals is a beautiful, true story that illustrates the love and protection God has for us even in the darkest times of our lives. Katherine and Jay's dedication to each other and the Lord through their most devastating season is inspiring. This book will help your heart believe that He sees, He knows, He cares, and He is still working miracles today!"
--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
- Imprint: Zondervan
- On Sale: 2020-04-28
- Pages: 256
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2020-04-28
- Trim Size: 137.000mm x 213.000mm x 16.000mm
- Weight: 217.000gr
- Category 1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
- Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational
- Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
- Category 4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
- Category 5 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities