THE IMPOSSIBLE reveals prayer's immediate and powerful impact through the true account of a family whose son died and was miraculously resurrected. Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary-the death and resurrection of their son.When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him.Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again.In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed.THE IMPOSSIBLE is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible.
Product detailsHardcover: 256 pagesPublisher: FaithWords (November 7, 2017)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1478976950ISBN-13: 978-1478976950Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inchesShipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Joyce's true recount of bringing her son back from the dead with her prayers is gripping from start to finish! It shows that a mother's love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. The Impossible is a must read and will inspire even the cynic to believe in miracles!―
JOYCE SMITH was born in Wichita, Kansas, and due to her father's job, grew up all over the country. She retired in 2001 and lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with her husband Brian, with whom she has four sons-Joseph, Tom, Charles, and John-and five grandchildren. Joyce keeps busy with her kids' and grandkids' activities, and enjoys cross-stitch, crochet, and decorating. Joyce loves speaking to audiences about what God has done and continues to do for her family.
JOHN SMITH was born in Guatemala. At five months-old he was adopted by Brian and Joyce Smith. John lives in St. Charles Missouri where he currently attends a local Christian High School. From a very young age, John’s parents have focused on encouraging John to cultivate a love for the Lord. When John isn’t at school he enjoys spending time with his parents, three brothers, and friends. John plans to finish out high school and then follow after the call God has placed on his life to become a pastor. He plans to stay home and attend a local Christian University. John knows God has a purpose for saving his life and he wants to share the message of God’s love to the world. He is waiting in anticipation and excitement to see what the Lord has for him in the coming years.
JASON NOBLE is a pastor who has always believed that God can do the “Impossible”. He loves to encourage people to believe that with God, “All things are possible.” Jason is the Smith family’s pastor. He was at the bedside with John for 18 hours a day for the first 7 days. God called him to stick by the family and help them in any way possible. He has not released him from this call.
Jason has been a lead pastor, the National children’s ministries director for the Assemblies of God USA, and a Children’s pastor. He and his wife Paula and have four wonderful children, and they currently reside in St. Charles, MO.