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Reviewed by Gracie Bradford for Readers' Favorite
Memory of Miracles: A Memoir, A Testimony is written by Beth Durkee. This 33-page book is a riveting testimony and the true story of the life of a girl born to parents with a college education. The story is about a quiet, shy young girl who loves to read with her greatest strength in math and science. She becomes a single parent before she becomes of legal age and has to live with her parents. She has two near death strokes before she is eighteen years old. She withstands incredible pain in the midst of her mother’s doubts. She embraces motherhood like any other teenage mother. She accepts her high school diploma from a wheelchair after being hospitalized and recovering from her last stroke. She doesn’t allow life to prevent her from going on to graduate from college in spite of the residual effects from her strokes. She sees life as possibilities rather than pity.
Memory of Miracles by Beth Durkee is a must-read true story. The author discovers influences in her life from age three throughout college that she believes are coming directly from God. She has undeniable faith in the power of prayer. To have survived three brain traumas before she was eighteen is a miracle in and of itself. A captivating statement was “to be able to see a miracle, one must first believe.” The author tells her story of miracles, her journey through joy, sadness, pain, happiness, and implausible belief, and faith in why situations occur when they do and for what reason. This story should inspire others to have faith.