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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brenda Warner Narrator: Christie King Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781608149094
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What can you do when your well-laid plans fall apart and life takes an unexpected turn? Brenda Warner is best known as the outspoken wife of NFL superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Kurt Warner. But years earlier, she found herself living through any woman’s nightmare: a healthy baby tragically injured in the bathtub; a sudden end to a career she loved; betrayal and divorce; poverty; public humiliation; a deadly natural disaster that destroyed her foundation and shook her to her core. One shattering phone call at a time, Brenda Warner’s life came to resemble little of her dream. But each time her plans fell apart, Brenda faced a choice: to collapse in the face of tragedy or press forward and survive. She chose to keep going. In the process, she’s learned that the unexpected is only one call away. Her story provides hope and encouragement for anyone facing life’s challenges and shows us that our circumstances don’t tell us who we are, nor are they a measure of God’s love. God has a plan for us, even when our plans fail. Brenda’s life is proof that sometimes the best dreams are not the ones we dream, but the ones that come true when we least expect them. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Finally! After reading First Things First, I wanted to know more about what made this woman tick. This is a poignant, funny, and incredibly honest look at a very unexpected life.”

    Chrissy Donnelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul

  • “As a mother of a child with special needs, I know how crucial yet challenging it can be to be a relentless and unyielding advocate for him. You are their best hope for a fair chance at life. I have long been inspired by the strength, conviction, and grace this mother of seven has to take on whatever challenge life presents her.”

    Holly Robinson Peete, actress and cohost of The Talk

  • “Brenda’s honest and relatable story of humble beginnings and unwavering faith is one that will inspire and awaken the soul of any woman.”

    Deanna Favre, author, activist, and founder of Deanna Favre Hope Foundation

  • “Brenda Warner is a woman of strength, beauty, character, and love. All of that clearly shines through in her memoir, One Call Away. On the outside, she may look like just another gorgeous NFL player’s wife, but her story reveals the real woman of God that she is. That’s the woman that I know and love. her story will no doubt inspire, encourage, enlighten, and transform all who read it.”

    Debbye Turner Bell, staff correspondent, CBS News

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 2/14/2014

    " This book was different from the way most Christian books are written. I enjoyed how Brenda overcame all the obstacles throughout her life. I found it refreshing that Warner was not perfect, she made mistakes, and she admits that. Most Christian books are not going to tell you that the author yelled at a fan, or acted angry, even though no Christians are perfect, most books with a Faith background try to tell you how to do things. Brenda Warner says here is what I did, and here is how I changed it, here is how I redeemed myself, here is why I won't do it again. She is very inspirational. She never doubted God's presence in her life, even when things were going terribly wrong, she still reached to him, with courage and belief. This book makes me want to read the book written with her husband. Can I now admit that I am more of a fan of Kurt Warner, because he chose Brenda, not because of his football career? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kierstin Weber | 1/30/2014

    " Read this for book club since she is a speaker at Women of Faith this year. Amazing story... I really enjoyed it even though there is a lot o sadness it is a really interesting memoir. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 1/29/2014

    " I heard Brenda Warner speak at a Women of faith conference, so I was looking forward to reading the book. Unfortunately, I found her to be whiny, self-absorbed and more concerned with her looks than her character. She wrote alot about being a strong Christian, but her actions didn't back that up. I kept waiting for her to talk about how God worked in her life and never got it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 1/20/2014

    " I simply did not want to put this book down. And, it had nothing to do with me being a Rams fan. This book takes you through the tragedies (and yes, there were real tragedies) and the triumphs of Brenda's life. Brenda's life is completely faith based, but never once did I feel like she was pushing her beliefs on me. It simply is who she is and she couldn't tell her story without it. I only knew of the Brenda who is Kurt Warner's wife. This is Brenda, the person, who hit some real lows that many people are going to be surprised to find out about. I sure was. Brenda survived the obstacles in her way because she was strong and resilent. Some readers have found her a whiner and self absorbed. I believe if more of our young girls stood up for themselves and what they wanted the way Brenda did, we'd have more successful young ladies. What a real life fantasy starting with a single Mom and a college student, neither with a car, to a couple who can afford to ship snow to Arizona for Christmas! Well done, Brenda! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/12/2014

    " I really really enjoyed this book!! I am not a sports fan, especially football! But I watched Kurt Warner on DWTS and was impressed by his Christian faith and his gentlemanly behaviour. So of course I had to read this book ;) now I don't think Brenda and I would be good friends, she seems to be my opposite in all ways, but I could really 'get' her in this book. She didn't hide anything, she was blunt about her past wrongs and while so many Christians seem to want to bury their mistakes Brenda seemed to realize hers made her stronger. I liked the honesty...it was refreshing! Btw...I HATEd her short hair cut!!! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/23/2013

    " Strong Godly woman with an inspiring story. Heard Brenda speak at a Woman of Faith conference - she is beautiful, inside and out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Davis | 12/20/2013

    " Inspiring. I really like all the pictures she included. She is a tough lady and seems very real. I love the Warner family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story of the life of Brenda and Kurt Warner. I was impressed by her candor and amazed at her naive approach to her husband's fame and success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/4/2013

    " Brenda is a strong woman who has gone through so much through her life and continues to learn and grow along the way. I thank her for sharing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Courtney | 9/14/2013

    " This book was very inspiring. I am so happy that Brenda decided to share her story. It gives you courage that your belief in God can help you through the roughest times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah (packfan20) | 6/12/2013

    " I love the Warners. I think they are good role models in this crazy world. My main issue with this book was that Brenda's story was already told in the previous Warner books so I really didn't learn anything new. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/1/2012

    " This was an incredible story. I can't imagine going through all that she has. I read it in one day. I just couldn't put it down. I am so glad the ending to this part of her story is as happy as it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. After reading her previous book written with her husband Kurt Warner, I expected a lot of the same things, but I felt like this was a more personal reading of Brenda and her faith in God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 1/1/2012

    " A wonderful, uplifting story. Just looking at the pretty picture of Brenda Warner, one might suspect that she had an easy life, but that was not the case. She overcame so many tragedies and continued her faith in God. Great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. After reading her previous book written with her husband Kurt Warner, I expected a lot of the same things, but I felt like this was a more personal reading of Brenda and her faith in God. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 9/29/2011

    " I want to like her but it was hard to. I was not inspired remotely by this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracychinery | 9/7/2011

    " I loved this book, it is a real tear jerker so be prepared. I think everone will relate to at least one of Brenda's challanges over the years. "

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