On January 15, 2002, this man's car flipped 5 times, his wife died, & his skull cracked open... but he was rescued... Join Jason Mirikitani on his miraculous real-life journey that is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming... as he re-learned faith in a God that was present when He seemed most absent, hope in a God when He seemed most unreliable, and love for a God that seemed to leave him in the dark. This unbelievable story will grab you and not let you go... and leave you at the end with a refreshed sense of newness and trust in a faithful God.
"It is almost unbearable to go through some of life's challenges, wondering how God will allow certain tragedy into our lives. Be inspired by the Lord's unveiling of his perfect plan through life and death. In this case, we've personally seen the blessing." Albert & Deidre Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals
"In ways beyond the explanations of reason, when pain meets faith -- faith can grow. When tragedy took his beloved, Jason Mirikitani struggled with loss, grief, loneliness, anger and what to believe. His journey past the tragedy at Mile Marker 825 led him through each and into the joys of a faith that first comforted, then strengthened and, finally, renewed. Mile Marker 825 is about terrible heartbreak and life-giving hope." Dr. Bryan Chapell - President, Covenant Theological Seminary
"In your hands, you have an inspiring, challenging and honest story by a man who has lived out one of the biggest fears we all face. This is a story of death and pain, of hope and healing... Jason shares this story because so many of us are dealing with the same issues of death, loss and pain. If you haven t already, many of you will face these issues soon - it s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. It is Jason s wish that, when the time comes, you will rebuild your life with the same hope and healing that drives the answer to the question, 'What are you going to do now?' Dr. Joe White President, Kanakuk Kamps (Portion of Foreword)
"Few people have gone through the pain and heartbreak that Jason has gone through. I never cease to be amazed at the incredible grace that is found within the tears and restoration of the miracle of Jason's life. If you need hope then listen to this story; you will definitely find it." Joel Engle - Pastor of The Exchange Church, Keller, Texas Musician, www.joelengle.com
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 "Can tragedy be synonymous with blessing? Can water that brings life be found in a desert? A story of great faith and unexplainable perseverance lies within these pages. I pray that your heart may be encouraged as it is taken on this journey, a journey of great loss; great loss met by an even greater faith in God, a Savior who in His sovereignty can and will bring life from the ashes."
Shane Everett - Musician, Shane & Shane www.shaneandshane.com
"Peter likened tested faith to gold refined by fire. Jason Mirikitani's faith has been refined by suffering, and now through smoke and flame he testifies. Praise be to the mighty God who sustained him in all his woe, and praise God we get to read the story." Dr. Jim Hamilton - Associate Professor of Biblical Theology The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary