Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MIRACLE MINDSET: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons - Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

JJ is the internationally known author of 4 bestselling diet and health cookbooks. Working with Hollywood A-listers and everyday people alike she has built a blockbuster health and wellness empire on stamina, intuition, and determination. But it wasn’t until 2012 as she stood by her dying son while the doctors told her to “let him go” that she realized how powerful those traits were and that from that moment on every decision she made, minute-by-minute, was all or nothing.
In this riveting – and incredibly personal – account, JJ opens her heart to her readers and shares the story of her sixteen-year-old son who was left for dead by a hit-and-run driver and how, consumed by rage and hopelessness, she made the decision to trust her heart, defy the odds, choose forgiveness, and fight for his life. She ran her business from his bedside while tirelessly nursing him back to health and into the thriving young man he is today.

More than page-turning memoir with a happy ending, MIRACLE MINDSET is JJ’s guide to the invaluable lessons she learned, how her life changed to become an advocate for those living with a brain injury, and how her readers can also overcome the seemingly impossible. Her “Miracle Mindset” transformation is based on the lessons she learned along the way such as: Don’t Wish It Were Easier—Make Yourself Stronger, Little Hinges Swing Big Doors, and Forgiveness Will Set You Free.

My Review:

I'll be honest and admit I had no idea who JJ Virgin was until receiving her book, MIRACLE MINDSET.  I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do if I went through the same life circumstances she was presented with.  JJ is definitely a trooper, and it shows in her book.

MIRACLE MINDSET tells of the journey the author went through for a long time in rebuilding her life after her son's accident that changed the course for several people.  The emotions are high, raw, and real.  JJ tells it like it is, and shares what she's learned throughout it all.  She's an inspiration of how to stay strong in difficult times.  There are seven key lessons she teaches throughout the book, which are informative and insightful.  My favorites were the focus on forgiveness and making yourself stronger.  I personally believe that having faith in God and relying on Him is a big part of making your life better and receiving miracles.  Although that wasn't addressed in this book, I feel it was generally very helpful.  And, the story of how the son, Grant, perseveres is inspiring.


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34 comments:

Peggy said...

I have not heard of JJ Virgin. I am intrigued by her book and look forward to reading it.

Suburban prep said...

I have heard of JJ Virgin. I have seen some of her shows on PBS about diet and food.
I am impressed with what you wrote as the synopsis.

Janice Crespo said...

I haven't heard of her before. In a way it's funny, I used to work with some people overseas and my username back then was JerseyJanice and everyone called me JJ. Back to the book, I have written a book free on the blog called Help Stop The Pain - I released it 6 months after I lost my 22 year old daughter to suicide. It's very painful and I have been working this year (and making some progress) of making it a little more helpful, mixed in with the pain - to offer some hope to others. I usually opt for Kindle books, but I may just make this one an exception and keep it as hardcover. This one may do me some good. Some days, I find, I really tend to spend more time in the fog just so that I can get through the day.

Angie Church said...

I have never heard of this author before but look forward as a mother of three sons to look forward to this book
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Ken Ohl said...

I have never heard of her but think my wife would love this

Edye Nicole said...

I've never heard of this author before.


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Jeanna Massman said...

I have never heard of this author.

Sue Hull said...

I've never heard of her. This book sounds amazing! Thank you for the chance 😀

Darlene said...

I have never heard of this author of this book.

Kayla Klontz said...

I have never heard of her, however, this sounds like a good book.

Renee Walters said...

I have not heard of JJ Virgin prior to your post.

James Coyne said...

i've never heard of the author or book

slb3334 said...

I have not heard of her.

polly said...

I have not heard of her before reading your post

KimsBlog said...

U have not heard of JJ Virgin.

Doug G. said...

I have not ever heard of a JJ VIRGIN before (that would have to be your maiden name LOL!)

calvad said...

I have never heard of the author JJ Virgin before.

tatertot374 said...

I have not heard of her before. This looks like a great read. Thank you

rajee pandi said...

I have never heard her before Great book to read

joyven said...

have not heard of her but from the article, I would like to read her book.

Susan Smoaks said...

I haven't heard of her before, but I believe that it would be inspirational for me to read this book. i have learned going through hard times myself that i have to accept the difficult times and do my best in the storm and trust God to take care of me.

Erin Madigan said...

I have never heard of the author before, but I am interested in learning more.

Denise S. said...

No, I have never heard of her before.

MagicalMogs said...

i have not heard of author before

Sand said...

Yes, I have my friend mentioned her to me.

Leela said...

I have never heard of her.

Angela Saver said...

No I've never heard of the author before.

Deborah Caudill said...

The name J.J. Virgin sounds very familiar, but I read so many books, I am not sure if I have read anything by her. My 92 year old mom keeps a list of books and the authors' names that she reads each year. She is much more organized than me. The book detailed for this giveaway sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it. The author sounds like a phenomenal and strong-willed woman.

Rob said...

I am not familiar with the JJ Virgin nutrition guide.

Milton Milt said...

I have not read any JJ Virgin books or other information.

Marcus Mar said...

I don't know about the JJ Virgin publications on nutrition.

Paulet said...

I would love to use the nutrition information associated with JJ Virgin.

Malv said...

I would like to try the JJ Virgin diet and follow the meal assembly guide.

Aaron said...

I believe JJ Virgin has an excellent background in nutrition and exercise.