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Breakthrough

The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Breakthrough, soon to be a major motion picture, 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 14-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 60 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. 

Breakthrough 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. 

Previously published as The Impossible

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Joyce Smith (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"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!" (DeVon Franklin, producer of Miracles from Heaven)

"Faith empowers us to see the invisible, embrace the impossible, and hope for the incredible. The Impossible is an amazing testament to the power of prayer - it will leave you feeling renewed in your belief in God's infinite power." (Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Evangelical Association, and author of Be Light)

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awesome

I loved this story. I couldn't stop listening to it. The narration was excellent. Very up lifting

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I always knew miracles happen!

This story is almost a carbon copy of my life. I related to this book in so many ways. Although the manifestation of my son’s miracle has not happened I know it will. To God be the glory! I am grateful that someone told this story in detail to reassure us all that God can do anything no matter what the odds or scientific explanations.

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The movie was great but this book is amazing

Every skeptic and believer should listen to and or read this book with an open mind. There are no other words. Listen and be overwhelmed by I AM.

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Great Story

Absolutely loved this book. Kept me interested all the way through. Would recommend to everyone.

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Faith Building

Oh, the Miraculous Works of God! This tells the story of unwavering faith in God, and God answering the prayers of faith. Very inspiring!!! We are going through such a time of faith and waiting upon God right now!!

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💯% INSPIRATIONAL🌷

I cried so many times through this book at the awesome power of God and how He desires to teach us that He is STILL in the miracle business.

I came across this audiobook shortly after having an experience of praying for a baby that had been dead inside its mother for two months. The baby was born alive to the shock and amazement of the doctor and nurses!!! I have been overwhelmed by what God is trying to teach us since that moment.

I loved the REAL human side of this not-perfect mom and the hope it gives each of us to simply call out to God in strength and belief.

The narrator was spectacular too!

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Prayer still works

This book encourages you to keep praying despite the odds and shows that God is still who He says He. Thanks to the Smith family for sharing your testimony

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Awesome story well told

Very well written and well narrated story. The storyline has a good flow. I would recommend this story to anyone, like maybe 10 years and older. My 11 year old granddaughter saw the movie and liked it. The real story is better than the movie!!

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Even better than the movie!!!!

I really enjoyed the movie, but this audio version brought a whole new perspective!!! The story was written with so much passion and detail!! The narrator did an amazing job bringing this story to life!

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so inspiring

beautifully written. loved hearing about faith. such an inspirational story. truly inspiring me to dig deeper into my relationship with God.

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  • 05-31-19

An amazing truth of God's power

So great to listen to a book that shows the life of a Christian who really proves her faith when things go wrong and proof that God is still working miracles!