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Learning to Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After a Shattering Lossby Tammy Trent
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Follow Christian singer/songwriter Tammy Trent as she tells of her beautiful love story turned tragic, still pointing to God as the source of all life and hope.
Theirs was a fairy-tale romance. Her husband, Trent, was Tammy's best friend and business manager. While vacationing in Jamaica in 2001, a routine free diving excursion in the Blue Lagoon turned drastically tragic when Trent never resurfaced. Unfortunately, the following day's events of 9/11 would create an incredible obstacle to Tammy's and her family's efforts to connect and handle these horrendous events.
Tearful prayers pleading with God to make Himself real have been answered, and God is slowly restoring Tammy's joy and hope, as she begins to sing and dance again for Him.
"Although September 10, 2001, dawned gloriously for Christian recording artist Trent (She took her husband's first name as her married last name) and her husband, Trent Lenderink, it ended in tragedy. That afternoon the vacationing couple strolled down to a Jamaican dock where Trent's husband entered the water for a short dive. Since he was an experienced scuba diver, she had little fear that her husband would return shortly and join her on the dock. When over 45 minutes had passed, however, she knew she might not see him again. In this sentimental and mawkish memoir, Trent recounts her life and love with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Although the story of her nightmarish tragedy is certainly heartfelt, it is not well told: the prose is overdone as Trent recalls her anguish at her husband's death and her slow recovery, thanks to the help of family and friends. Better editing could have removed the excessive adverbs that mar the writing and the hagiographic tone Trent uses to describe her husband. There are few spiritual insights to broaden the book's appeal beyond Trent's own fans, but they will undoubtedly appreciate the chatty inside view of the singer's personal life. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This compilation follows Trent as she tells the beautiful love story of her 11-year marriage, its tragic end in Jamaica just as events of September 11, 2001, unfolded in America, and how God is slowly restoring her joy and hope.
Christian singer/songwriter Trent--who has had two number one and nine top ten radio hits--tells of her beautiful love story that turned tragic, while still pointing to God as the source of all life and hope.
A must for fans of the Christian singer/songwriter, this compilation follows Tammy as she tells the beautiful love story of her 11-year marriage, its tragic end in Jamaica just as events of September 11, 2001, unfolded in America, and how God is slowly restoring her joy and hope.
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