Comments from Reviewers, Readers, and Event Attendees


 Many people have been deeply touched by Jennifer's message of God's grace and His faithfulness in the midst of heartaches. Read about them below... 


  Praise for Jennifer's books:

"Remarkable books to remind us that finding the answers is not nearly as important as finding The Answer." 
Bestselling Christian author Joni Eareckson-Tada,
Founder and President of Joni & Friends, International


"Jennifer's books lay down a path of hope for others who face the unthinkable."

Bestselling Christian author Philip Yancey
The Jesus I Never Knew


"Jennifer Sands didn't set out to be a treasure hunter. But through the tragedies of life, God brought treasure to her. With clarity, humor, and honesty, she describes the path to treasured faith and comes to the conclusion that 'the most valuable riches are found in the pages of the Bible.' " 
Dr. Woodrow Kroll,

Back to the Bible, International


 "There is so much we can learn about weathering life's storms in the pages of Jennifer's books... they are spiritual object lessons taught by God's Holy Spirit. Jennifer has shared wiht us her exciting journey of growing in Christ. May the lessons she has taken to heart reach our hearts as well."
Janette Oke,
Bestselling Christian Author, Love Comes Softly


"If Jennifer dares to suggest that God had a purpose for what happened in her life, then we should listen. The question is not:  Will tragedy come into our lives? The question is:  Where will we find peace, hope, and the will to go on when it does?"

Steve Saint

author of End of the Spear and son of missionary Nate Saint


"With refreshing honesty Jennifer reminds us that God can use everything from a shattered spirit to a stubbed toe in order to teach us and change our hearts. Her spiritual growth since 9/11 is astounding! Regardless of where you are in your walk with the Lord, you will benefit immensely from reading her books."
Georgia Shaffer,
author of
A Gift of Mourning Glories and syndicated radio show producer


"A love story for the ages. I couldn't put it down. This book will make you cry and laugh as it teaches you the meaning of a true faith in God and reveals Christianity's gigantic secret: the power of joy."  
Fr. John Catoir
President, St. Jude Media Ministry,
author of The Joy Trilogy


"Jennifer's inspiring personal journey through numbing tragedy to God's loving embrace is a compelling testimony to the supernatural healing found in Christ." 
Congressman Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ),
Chairman, U.S. Helsinki Commission


"A Tempered Faith is the love story of Jennifer and Jim Sands, but it's also the story of a spiritual rebirth that has enabled Jennifer to deal with the loss of her young husband on 9/11/01. Jennifer recounts her extraordinary tale of rebellion against God, her return to Him, and her ultimate ability to focus on Jim's life, not his death. Her journey of faith inspires us all to remember that the 9/11 victims live on within us and must never be forgotten." 
Senator Andrew R. Ciesla
New Jersey State Senate



Praise for Jennifer's speaking ministry: 


"Thank you for helping to make this year's Songtime Bible Conference such a success. Everyone truly enjoyed hearing your story and sharing your Biblical insight, and we know they were blessed to see how God has carried you through the rough times you've had recently. We are grateful that you are part of the Songtime Ministry Team and we look forward to having you back again next year!"

Dr. John DeBrine, Founder and President, Songtime USA, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


"Thank you for coming to Marilla First Baptist Church for our Women's Outreach Program. Your ministry was excellent! As a Bible teaching Pastor, I was very impressed with your knowledge of Scripture, theological correctness, and most of all, the amount of Bible verses you incorporated into your presentation. It was thoroughly Biblical and had a great impact on the 250 women in attendence. I know of several women who were saved that night, for which I praise the Lord. May God continue to use you mightily to reach women with the gospel."

Pastor Richard Seefried, Senior Pastor
Marilla First Baptist Church
Marilla, New York


"The women here at Houston’s First Baptist Church are still talking about you! You are a great speaker with a powerful message… you blessed us beyond anything you can comprehend – we truly felt the presence of the Lord as you spoke! You gave hope to so many, and I pray that God will continue to bless you and that lives will be changed." 
Carolyn O'Neal
Director of Women's Ministries
Houston First Baptist Church
Houston, Texas


"You are so blessed with the gifts of writing and speaking and bringing your audience along with you… how exciting that God is taking you higher as you journey with Him! You are proof that His best work is accomplished when we depend completely upon Him! Many thanks to you, Gigi Graham, and Damaris Carbaugh for being such a tremendous part of this conference!"
Joann Jordan, President
Garlands of Grace Ministries
Tri-State Christian Women’s ConferenceBurlington, Iowa


"Your visit and testimony were a remarkable time for our church members! When I heard their response and saw the outcome of how the Lord worked in their hearts and lives that night, I was silenced. All glory, power, and wisdom be to God for bringing you here to Nazareth! Thank you for coming so far to share with us… you have touched so many people with your words of hope and encouragement."
Fadi Ramadan
Child Evangelism Fellowship International
Nazareth Baptist Church
Nazareth, ISRAEL



"Jennifer Sands writes and speaks eloquently of her treasured faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jennifer's life journey since her husband's death on 9/11 gives courageous tribute to God who creates faith which saves and heals, even in the most broken of hearts. It is an honor to know Jennifer and I joyfully commend her to you."
Reverend Dr. Keith W. Schweitzer, Parish Pastor
Immanuel Lutheran Church 
Greenfield, Iowa



“Many, many thanks for once again coming to Willowbank as our Speaker-In-Residence for the week! You always present such motivating and inspirational programs to our guests, and our staff is still talking about you! Your messages are powerful and your fellowship and ministry was fruitful. May God continue to bless the valuable work you do for His kingdom."
Jeff Allison, General Manager

Willowbank Resort
Somerset, BERMUDA


"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for your ministry among our students and staff!  It was a privilege to hear what God has done in your life over the past few years since September 11.  Thank you for your encouragement and for spending time with us here at Ravencrest!"

Frank Cirone, Principal
Ravencrest Chalet Bible School
Estes Park, Colorado


"The story you tell is not only convincing, it is compelling. Twice you have addressed the folks here at Calvary, and twice we have been tremendously blessed."

Dr. John Connell, Senior Pastor
Calvary Baptist Temple
Savannah, Georgia






 Comments from Speaker Evaluation Forms:

"Jennifer has exceptional abilities and a solid relationship with God. This allows her to further His message and reach out to the audience.  She packs her programs with Scripture and uses great visual aids!" .................. "Jennifer taught the Scriptures in such an enjoyable way I've never experienced and brought it all together around Jesus!" .......................... "Jennifer is a beacon of hope to get through life's difficulties"........................."Jennifer spoke straight from her heart to mine.  You could sense the Lord driving her so we could all join along for the ride. Will she be back next year??"....................."Jennifer was extremely well-prepared... perfect balance between sober events and confident hope and joy... her charm and sense of humore are a blessing... she is wonderful, clear, engaging, refreshing, and most importantly, Biblical." 
Women of Purpose 2007 Conference Lancaster, PA



Comments from Speaker Evaluation Forms:



Beyond excellent!  Awesome to see God work in her life so powerfully!”..................  “What a witness for Jesus Christ!  Jennifer’s testimony was one that can be and will be used daily.”......................  She is very articulate, knowledgable, passionate, and well-prepared. Jennifer challenged me to grow in my walk with the Lord."
SHINE Ministries 2006 Women's Conference, Kewanee,  ILLINOIS 



Comments from Speaker Evaluation Forms:


"Not only does Jennifer have a fun way of relating to her audiences, but she enables us to understand that some of us need a life-changing incident to bring us to the Lord!" . . . . . . . . . . . .   "Jennifer is an excellent speaker.  She was an inspiration to us all on how we need to live our lives." . . . . . . . . . . . . .  "I applaud IPA for sponsoring this kind of programming.  I hope this will be a continuing trend. Jennifer's session was the highlight of the weekend for me!"
Iowa Pharmaceutical Association 2007 Annual Meeting
Des Moines,  Iowa


"Thank you for an inspiring, thought-provoking presentation at our 2004 Literary Festival here at Notre Dame University. May God bless your work for the Kingdom, and may He inspire your deliberations about your next writing project.”

Rev. Charles Gordon
Director, Old College Program
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 


"Thank you so much for your presentation yesterday. I know many people, including many of my co-workers, were touched by your words and the circumstances you have overcome. Your story is one that must be heard and you were very well received by the audience. I admire your ability to speak so eloquently about this emotional issue… you have a real talent for captivating an audience." 
Jennifer Shaub, Project Coordinator
Anti-Violence Partnership of PhiladelphiaUnited States Department of Justice


"Thank you for being such an inspiring part of our conference! As you can see by the speaker evaluations, the response from your program was overwhelmingly positive! You are an amazing speaker… you engaged the audience and gave the crime victims many things to think about in dealing with their own trials… many social workers plan to use your book and your program as useful tools… and the faith and hope you provided to all of us will be thought of daily. Please come back next year!"
Dr. Samuel Rieger, President (Melanie’s Dad) 
9th Annual Melanie Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence
Connecticut Department of Corrections
Cheshire, Connecticut



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