In Capable Arms by Sarah Kovack – Book Review
When I first heard that Sarah Kovac – a young woman born with a rare congenital birth defect that rendered both of her arms inflexible and resulted in her learning to use her feet in incredibly adaptive ways – was writing her life story, I could hardly wait to read it. I am always inspired to learn how people like Sarah overcome difficult circumstances and learn to thrive against all odds.
And here – at the heart of it all – Sarah shares the secret to her success:
I can rest deeply because my child, family, my life is held in God’s capable arms. The arms of love. The arms of grace.
If you are looking for a book to uplift and encourage you – if you are looking for a book that shows you no matter what difficulties you face, you can overcome them – if you are looking for a book that shows you no matter what circumstances in life you find yourself in, God still loves you – you need to read In Capable Arms – Living A Life Embraced By Grace by Sarah Kovac.
In Capable Arms chronicles Sarah’s and her parent’s experiences in learning to adapt to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). Sarah shares how all her life, others have sought to define her, to limit her, to impose their expectations upon her – and how she has had to learn how to honestly assess what defines who she is and what she is capable of.
Sarah’s life has not been easy – but what touched me most about her story was how on the inside, much of what Sarah struggles with are the same insecurities we all struggle with – and what distinguishes her story from so many others is a deep-abiding faith that sustains her, nourishes her, and shapes her perspective.
My story is full of pain, fear, and insecurity. I share it with you not so you’ll pity me or thank your lucky stars that your life is different. No, I share my story because I’ve discovered that pain doesn’t have to have the last word. There are many ways in which I feel I’m not enough, and that’s OK. I don’t have to be enough. If I were enough, I would have no need for other people and no need for God. My need keeps me connected to all the important things.
While Sarah’s story will certainly inspire those faced with physical limitations of their own, don’t be fooled into thinking her story is written for a niche audience. In Capable Arms is one of those rare books that challenges everyone to be the best possible version of themselves.
No doubt about it:
In Capable Arms by Sarah Kovac is a 5/5 star book.
Buy it. Read it. Share it with your friends. Recommend it to your book club. Give it as a gift.
You won’t be disappointed!
Sarah Kovac – Interview With Faith Radio
In Capable Arms – Book Synopsis
When national media ran a story about the disabled new mother who cared for her baby with her feet, it went viral. Suddenly, Sarah Kovac – and her struggles with a rare congenital birth defect – became an inspiration to millions. Using her feet as others use their hands, Sarah lives a full life as a wife and mother as well as an author, speaker, and encourager. But as impressive as Sarah’s daily life is, her journey to overcome the emotional and spiritual challenges she faced, makes her story our story.
As we watch Sarah turn her “limited” arms into unlimited possibilities, we come face-to-face with our own struggles. Her story challenges us with questions about self-worth and fear, then offers guidance, wisdom, and inspiration for finding hope – and healing – in the arms of the One who loves no matter what.
About Sarah Kovac
Sarah Kovac is a wife and mother whose story of thriving despite a disability has garnered national media attention and inspired thousands with a message of hope and love. She shares her personal journey of self-acceptance with audiences at churches and organizations across the country. Sarah lives with her husband and son in St. Joseph, Missouri.
For More Information:
- Visit Sarah’s Website.
- Read an Excerpt of In Capable Arms.
- Follow Sarah on Facebook.
- Follow Sarah on Twitter.
- Visit In Capable Arms on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Abingdon Press for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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