Mom…Can You Move My Legs?

by Janet L. Givens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/27/2010

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781449702588
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781449702564
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781449702571

About the Book

The military’s official number of soldiers wounded in Iraq stands at 31,911, although numerous estimates put the real number at over 100,000. With more than 50,000 American troops still stationed in Iraq, it’s inevitable that the number wounded will continue to grow. In her candid, inspirational new nonfiction, "Mom…Can You Move My Legs? A soldier’s mom recounts the compelling story of her son’s injury in Iraq and stresses the importance of knowing Christ in a crisis" (published by WestBow Press), Janet L. Givens shares her personal story of coping with the trauma of war using faith in God and biblical guidance. In July 2006, Givens’ son, Army Sergeant Brad Harris, was wounded in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She relates his decision to enlist and the courage and determination he summoned in the wake of Sept. 11, realizing it was his calling to defend his country. It was always her prayer that Brad would return home safely, but on July 22, 2006, both of their lives would be irrevocably changed. Brad was shot in the lower part of his spinal cord and would spend four months at Hines VA hospital in Chicago in recovery. Upon receiving the news, Givens immediately reached out for help, both from God and her congregation. They were there to comfort and guide her as faith was “catapulted into high gear,” she recalls. Her church, the Family Christian Center in Munster, Ind., came forth with an outpouring of support, and a group of “prayer warriors” immediately began praying for Givens and her family. Relatable and true-to-life, Mom…Can You Move My Legs? carries a powerful message that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds. “Like you, an array of difficulties has interrupted my life throughout the years,” Givens writes. “If you are currently in the midst of a seemingly hopeless trial, I pray that the words contained within these pages will plant a seed that will grow into great faith in God.” See how faith and prayer can change lives in this uplifting new book.

About the Author

Janet L. Givens is retired from a 33-year career in the steel industry and currently resides with Brad and her husband, Greg, in Crown Point, Ind. She is actively involved in the Workman of the Word ministry, a Bible study group at her church, and spent 15 years spreading God’s word via an email ministry. Some recipients of her ministry now demonstrate their own faith through emailed prayers which are shared in the pages of Mom…Can You Move My Legs?, her first published book. In the early stages of her son Brad’s recovery, she began contemplating the dire need for God’s love and faithfulness in the fragile lives of other injured military personnel and their families. Janet, her husband Greg, and son Brad currently reside in Crown Point, Indiana. They have two other sons, Michael David Harris, husband and father of three children, also of Indiana, and Kellen Christopher Givens, of Los Angeles, California.