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Hope Heals

By: Katherine Wolf,Jay Wolf,Joni Eareckson Tada - foreword
Narrated by: Katherine Wolf,Jay Wolf
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Summary

When all seems lost, where can hope be found? 

Katherine and Jay 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 in 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 micro-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 completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly two years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame. 

Defying every prognosis with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she relearned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chance by embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find...hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. 

An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals.

©2016 Katherine Wolf and Jay Wolf (P)2021 Zondervan

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nauseatingly religious ,but none the less a heartwarming story of overcoming incredible suffering and pain

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  • Darcey Fraser
  • 27-11-22

Amazing story of perseverance

Captivating to say the least. God was able to turn their misery into a ministry because they allowed him to work through them by obeying him and focusing on his truth!

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  • Ricszy
  • 16-11-22

beautiful masterpiece

loved this story of Jay and Katherine. beautiful written. loved the side bars and the humor woven throughout their story. I loved hearing about Katherine's struggles and over watching joy and unwaivering faith through it all

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  • Lisa
  • 29-09-22

Excellent Book

I loved this book so much! Such a beautiful story. Jay and Katherine share such raw emotions and their vulnerability to share their story is life changing. Such beautiful souls! I’m so glad I listened to their story. ♥️

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  • C. Culpepper
  • 04-07-22

Hope does indeed heal!!! God Bless this ministry!

Loved it and the Couple narrating their story of hope & healing through an ever present, all knowing, completely in control , loving Heavenly Father! Our Abba, "the Anchor of our souls" is always with us: working in and through every aspect of our lives! He "brings beauty out of ashes" for our good/growth & for His Glory! This Couple, was indeed: made for "such a time as this"!💕

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  • Terrie Keys
  • 20-06-22

So inspiring!

What a beautiful testimony of HOPE in the midst of suffering! Thank you Katherine and Jay for sharing your heartache and joy through this book! Our whole family listened to this audiobook on a family road trip, and we came away in awe of what God can do in the good seasons and the intense suffering seasons of our lives. Our HOPE is firm and secure in Him! Thank you for your wonderful example of clinging to Jesus and the love you shared through this book! We are grateful!

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  • Maury J. Davis
  • 30-05-22

A must read but even better to listen to

As someone who recently is helping her daughter adjust to life with a spinal cord injury, Jay and Katherine’s story brought encouragement, hope, and joy. Their vulnerability helps those who are in the midst of the struggle. Jay and Katherine telling their story brings the story more to life as if you were sitting in their living room.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-22

Loved This Story of Hope

I loved this story of Hope and truth, and how they intertwined God’s love with their story told so well. I loved their candidness and easy way of talking. I can’t wait to listen to Suffer Strong.

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  • James W. Killman
  • 28-04-22

Wow. This is a must read.

I loved this version of her book. Hearing it in her voice made it much more real. Her life is amazing . Saw her in person last night. She and her family are so real. God bless you Katherine.

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  • mja
  • 11-04-22

most memorable phrase

"If your hope is only rooted in an outcome, then your expectations will crush you."
Done - took me completely out.

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  • Pinky Millan
  • 28-03-22

Must read!

This story will give you hope no matter what you’re going through. Their story is more than interesting. It is inspiring and strengthening and life changing.