I realized the common theme was real people challenged by situations including deaths of family members by murder and cancer, drug addiction, and loss of home and possessions, and how these people were able to face these impossible odds with God’s power
TUALATIN, Ore. (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
For Jeanette Chaffee, the day in question found her on a plane 17,000 feet up, jolted awake by what felt like a gunshot inches from her head. The plane lurched wildly. Shrapnel flew, and smoke surrounded her. Cables dangled near the now-open ceiling. Oxygen masks dropped. Chaffee yanked at her mask, but it would not budge.
With her book Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds, in which she shares her harrowing experience on TWA Flight 840, Chaffee inspires readers to trust in God during tough times by sharing the true stories of world-renowned musicians, missionaries, athletes, and speakers who survived the most distressing personal trials – and sometimes tragedies – in their lives with help from the Lord.
“I looked through my exclusive interviews with people like Shirley Dobson, Anne Graham Lotz, Don Richardson, Elisabeth Elliot, the Happy Days singers, and Stephen Arterburn. I realized the common theme was real people challenged by situations including the deaths of family members by murder and cancer, drug addiction, and the loss of home and possessions, and how these people were able to face these impossible odds with God’s power,” Chaffee said.
On that day in April 1986 – 29 years ago this month – Chaffee survived the TWA Flight 840 midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. It is the only time in history passengers have survived after a bomb exploded aboard a commercial plane in the air.
“While I had slept on the plane, there had been a Greek woman within arm’s reach. Neither a nearby passenger nor I ever saw her again after the blast, and the airline had no record of her,” Chaffee said. “That’s when I believed. God had sent a guardian angel to protect the plane from disintegrating.”
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Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds
By Jeanette Chaffee
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WestBow Press, http://jeanettechaffee.com
About the author
Jeanette Chaffee survived the TWA Flight 840 midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. She appeared on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 20/20, The 700 Club, and other television and radio shows. Jeanette was quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today. She also hosted and produced Reflections, a fifteen-minute weekly radio show that aired in cities from South Carolina to the Arctic Circle. Recognized as a gifted communicator, Jeanette changes lives by offering God’s hope to audiences going through their most difficult personal challenges. She regularly speaks at community and church events, retreats, schools, women’s groups and clubs, and prisons. She has written diverse national magazine articles and has been a published author for over fifty years.
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