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When Tragedy Strikes Home; Discovering the Power of Prayer in the Midst of Crisis
Entertainment icon Pat Boone’s daughter near loss of her son in a tragic accident.
The power of prayer prevailed
Not long before terrorists attacked the World Trade Center another very personal tragedy played out for Lindy Boone, the daughter of entertainment icon, Pat Boone.
In June 2001 her son fell forty feet through a skylight and came as close as anyone can to death. He lost thirty-six pints of blood in several hours from internal hemorrhaging and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Ryan was not expected to live but somehow managed to beat the odds.
Thousands of Christians from all over the world rallied in prayer. Even unbelievers who saw Pat Boone and his daughter on Larry King Live expressed an interest while also hearing how God can answer prayer. Lindy says, “Everywhere you look there are troubles.” She never blamed God or anyone else for the crisis but learned how to lean on God during times of extreme sorrow and uncertainty.
In Heaven Hears, Lindy describes what it was like growing up in the limelight of Beverly Hills, shares transparently about her struggles and failures while continuing to point toward the ultimate source of strength during times of trials. “In the first two years following Ryan’s accident I struggled with fatigue, conflict, and depression,” says Boone. Day-by-day she learned to trust God, to adapt to new circumstances, and eventually see Ryan’s healing unfold in the midst of numerous character-building episodes.
Heaven Hears is not a neat and tidy journey through pain. Rather, in the words of Pat, it is “Lindy’s story, the account of her indomitable, constant hold on God’s promises and power and grace.” In the face of losing a son or loved one where do we turn? For countless people we despair, we struggle, we blame God, or we come apart emotionally. “At first I was in shock,” says Lindy “grieving, looking for answers. I felt so helpless; prayer was my lifeline.”