Wrapped in God's Grace, A Life Rediscovered

Wrapped in God's Grace, A Life Rediscovered

by Barbara Bras

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627471732
Publisher: Everlasting Arms, LLC
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

The author was born Barbara Savagian Bras, the oldest of five children in the blue-collar community of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born to an Armenian father and an English-German mother, she was raised in the conservative Lutheran tradition. She explains that her early life in the 1960's was a protected bubble and as she looks back it was as if she just floated along for the first 20 years. After following her first husband to Hawaii, she graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and returned to a small town in Wisconsin to teach high school English. Although she loved teaching she decided that she needed a new career path, and took a position as a field sales representative for a national company. This was the first step in a thirty year journey. Learning as she went, Barbara's work included program management, training and development, organization development, consulting and executive leadership. Ultimately she enjoyed leadership roles as Vice President of Human Resources for We Energies and Best Western International, Inc. Along the way she remarried and raised four children. During most of her career Barbara took joy in the fact that she provided encouragement and comfort to those who needed it most. In 2014 she decided that her life required a different direction, one that would allow her to serve God in a more meaningful way. She believes that her new mission is to use her writing to comfort and encourage others by sharing what God has done for her, based on 2 Corinthians 1 verses 3-4. In her words; "God has allowed me to learn many lessons through my life's heartaches. It turns out that when I truly surrender my control and trust in him with all my heart, I discover that what he has in mind for me is always greater than what I could have imagined!" Barbara lives with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona, but she also spends time with family in Wisconsin.

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Kathae More than 1 year ago
This was a different kind of book because it was a memoir, not the usual fiction that I read, and also because the three sections were not in chronological order. But the author wrote in such a way that I could feel and relate to the pain and anguish that she experienced throughout her life. There was much to learn from her story. The account of her grandparents surviving the Armenian Genocide of 1915 was engrossing. The thread that connected the three stories was the necessity of living for God and relying on Him. The book was easy to read, and I recommend it. I was given a copy of this book by the author through Celebrate Lit. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is a well written and enjoyable memoir. Each person in this memoir learns how to keep God in their lives even during adversity. I enjoyed each section that was really about different people. I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Barbara Bras has opened up about her past mistakes, her pain, and her family past in her memoir Wrapped in God’s Grace. This book is divided up in three sections: the first deals with her longing for a child, the second deals with her grandparents and their survival of the Armenian massacre, and the third is more about Barbara and her life up to and when she meets her husband. These stories were heartfelt and bittersweet, all painful yet held in God’s hands. I mean who of any of us has not made a mess of our lives at some time or another and have had to live with the consequences? This book is open and honest and gives an example of a child of God, at times wayward and other times seeking, looking to Him for the answers. From the life changing decision of divorce to the pain of an empty wound and then the pain of a difficult child, the author shows that God was and is in control all the time and He wants what is best for His child, even if that best is sometimes difficult and hard to accept. Then there was the story of her grandparents that was really tough to read, as mankind shows its ugly inhumanity to others. However, through it all her grandparents persevered and were saved out of that horrible situation. This story was a quick read and I thank the author for giving her testimony. I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Mar-J More than 1 year ago
Wrapped in God's Grace is a Must Be Read Memoir I was reeled into Wrapped in God’s Grace once I started reading Barbara Bras’ memoir. This book tugged at my heartstrings with tears streaming down my face at times along with some laughs and smiles. Bras has opened her heart and shared her failures without sugarcoating her life. The three part stories of how God’s grace, mercy and love were present even during the darkest moments will give readers renewed faith in God always being faithful when surrendered to His will. The story of Barbara’s grandparents’ struggles and losing family members during the atrocities of Armenia was so touching. What an incredible and heartfelt story of their lives and how God’s grace saw them through. Barbara’s personal account of her own shortcomings, going her own way instead of listening to God, then finally surrendering to God’s will is a testament to God’s grace and love for all. I would encourage everyone to pick up a copy of Wrapped in God’s Grace, A Life Rediscovered to see the beauty in a life that surrendered to God with His blessings bestowed upon her. I received a complimentary copy of Wrapped in God’s Grace from the publisher and author in exchange for my review which I have honestly shared