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I made the mistake of reading some of the other reviews before writing my own I am shocked by the insensitiviy and callousness of some people It s one thing to not like the book, it s another to criticize and condemn people who have suffered through this It seems to be a recurring theme for me lately.Anyway, I started reading this book last night and finished it this morning Many times I was brought to tears and inspired by the love and devotion people can have for one another There is a lo I made the mistake of reading some of the other reviews before writing my own I am shocked by the insensitiviy and callousness of some people It s one thing to not like the book, it s another to criticize and condemn people who have suffered through this It seems to be a recurring theme for me lately.Anyway, I started reading this book last night and finished it this morning Many times I was brought to tears and inspired by the love and devotion people can have for one another There is a lot of worshipping, and praising God and all that in this book It really turned some people off The thing is though, that s what has allowed these people to go through such a horror I can honor their beliefs and I still chose to skim through some of those passages The story itself is heartbreaking and inspiring all at the same time I would like to believe that I would know if it was my own daughter laying before me in an istance like this However, none of us stood in their shoes, and therefore I, at least, have no authority to pass judgement At the end of the day several families faced horror and tragedy that night in April 2006, the Cerak and Van Ryn families just got an extra twist in theirs I was so inspired not only by these families but by their communities support and devotion I could only hope that my friends, family and neighbors would show up the same way for me I was drawn to this story after seeing part of an interview on Oprah As an avid reader of true life stories I was interested in founding outabout this tragic event Instead I gotof a lesson on the family s version of Christianity I am sure that the families involved are all lovely people who then shared a tragedy that I could not imagine I also have a daughter the same age as Whitney so I felt I may have connected with the story in some way However this book was not well written I was drawn to this story after seeing part of an interview on Oprah As an avid reader of true life stories I was interested in founding outabout this tragic event Instead I gotof a lesson on the family s version of Christianity I am sure that the families involved are all lovely people who then shared a tragedy that I could not imagine I also have a daughter the same age as Whitney so I felt I may have connected with the story in some way However this book was not well written and I found that I did not get to have any emotional connection with the story at all At times I felt that I wanted to have a scriptual discussion with the parents, but that was not why I bought the book I have been a student of the bible for over 30yrs and my understanding of the scriptures definately is different to these families This book was written with the purpose to promote their faith, which is fine and is their preogative, but I would not have bought it had I realised that was the case This book would do well I am sure, sold in a specialist Christian bookstore then you would have an expectation of the story within, rather than under the biographical section at Borders I in no way wish to direspect the families and their story by this review, but since this website is a forum for reviewing books that is what I had done For me personally that short interview I saw on Oprah told most of the story Not what I expected at all I was really excited to read this book I love true stories, and what a crazy chain of events that led one family to believe that they were caring for this girl who is their daughter, sister, friend only to find out after 5 weeks that their daughter died in the car accident, and this is a girl they don t even know And the other family, thinking their daughter is dead, holding a funeral and burial for her, only to find out 5 weeks later that she is alive How does t Not what I expected at all I was really excited to read this book I love true stories, and what a crazy chain of events that led one family to believe that they were caring for this girl who is their daughter, sister, friend only to find out after 5 weeks that their daughter died in the car accident, and this is a girl they don t even know And the other family, thinking their daughter is dead, holding a funeral and burial for her, only to find out 5 weeks later that she is alive How does that happen As it turns out though, these families wrote this book to get a religious message across Every single page of this book has a prayer, a bible verse, or some mention of their faith Everytime they get in the car they mention the christian cd playing on the radio They talk about their 2 hour family praying sessions every morning, and often refer to how they are just reading their bible There is nothing wrong with that, and if thats what got them through the horrible times, then good for them But as a reader, I didn t want to hear about it on every single page I just wanted the story This book was definitely worth reading but left me with a strange feeling afterwards A group of teens are in a serious car accident One girl survives and ends up in a critical condition in hospital Another of the girls dies Somehow there is a mix up and the wrong family is notified that their daughter is in the hospital The family with the surviving daughter are notified mistakenly that their daughter has died and start the grieving process This is when the story becomes almost unbelievabl This book was definitely worth reading but left me with a strange feeling afterwards A group of teens are in a serious car accident One girl survives and ends up in a critical condition in hospital Another of the girls dies Somehow there is a mix up and the wrong family is notified that their daughter is in the hospital The family with the surviving daughter are notified mistakenly that their daughter has died and start the grieving process This is when the story becomes almost unbelievable.the family that attend the hospital don t realise that it is not their daughter sister relative that has survived They recognise the girl in the hospital as their own family member even though she is not It is only when the girl is finally able to start communicating that she writes her real name down and the truth is revealedI don t know whether the family just wanted their daughter to be alive so much that they ignored the signs or whether they didn t consider the alternative Some extended family members did raise concerns and there were signs along the way that this was not their family member but they refused to accept them.Both families are Christian and I think this helps them to deal with the situation when the truth is revealed I just found the whole idea a bit creepy andlike something from a movie than real life I guess I just found it hard to believe that two people could look so alike that their family members could get them confused even after a car accident I found it evenodd when looking at the pictures of the two girls because they don t look at all alike It s just terrible for the family that thought they were at the bedside of their daughter when actually she had already died.Incredible story, seemingly unbelievable [ BOOK ] ♟ Troca de Identidades ♵ Laura Van Ryn e Whitney Cerak, duas jovens universit rias, foram v timas de um tr gico acidente de via o Uma foi sepultada sob o nome errado, a outra ficou em estado de coma e a ser tratada por uma fam lia que n o era a sua Troca de Identidades uma hist ria sem precedentes de duas fam lias traumatizadas, que, ao descreverem a bizarra prova o a que foram sujeitas, descobrem o la o que as une enquanto enfrentam a reviravolta de uma vida perdida e de uma vida redescoberta Enquanto as fam lias tentam lidar da melhor forma com a chocante revela o, Whitney Cerak, a nica sobrevivente, luta por um novo come oTroca de Identidades tece uma envolvente narrativa de perda, esperan a, f e amor perante uma das mais estranhas ironias do destino que se possa imaginar e celebra as d divas e os mist rios insond veis da vida The story itself is fascinating I remember it from the news when it happened, and as soon as I saw there was a book about it, I knew I had to read about it from the families views.But, but, but Ugh I would have LOVED the book if it hadn t been so preachy I m a religious person, but I don t believe in the same way that they do And that was like 3 4 of the bookI can understand that they used prayer and their faith as the way to dealmy son was in the hospital and I did too But it was The story itself is fascinating I remember it from the news when it happened, and as soon as I saw there was a book about it, I knew I had to read about it from the families views.But, but, but Ugh I would have LOVED the book if it hadn t been so preachy I m a religious person, but I don t believe in the same way that they do And that was like 3 4 of the bookI can understand that they used prayer and their faith as the way to dealmy son was in the hospital and I did too But it was just SO over the top in this EVERYTHING is about God It was just annoying after a little while I found myself skimming until I read an actual FACT or part of the real story instead of all the fluff religious parts And in parts, the conversation seemed alteredlike people don t really talk that way in a normal situation in some places it just struck me as odd.Still, the underlying story was goodI felt for the families and what they went through, and I did cry several times I just wish it would have beenabout what actually happened This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here First of all, I marked that this review has spoilers, but in actuality you will get all of this information from reading the back of the book..anywaysI remember watching this story on a dateline type show and it was so interesting Five people from Taylor University were killed in an auto accident, and one of the young women was taken to the hospital in a coma One of the families in this story the Ceraks buried their daughter The other family Van Ryn kept a constant vigil at the be First of all, I marked that this review has spoilers, but in actuality you will get all of this information from reading the back of the book..anywaysI remember watching this story on a dateline type show and it was so interesting Five people from Taylor University were killed in an auto accident, and one of the young women was taken to the hospital in a coma One of the families in this story the Ceraks buried their daughter The other family Van Ryn kept a constant vigil at the bedside of their daughter as she started to recover She came out of the coma and started having physical therapy and then they noticed a few strange things, like that she kept calling herself by a different name which can be common in accident victims After five weeks of caring for their daughter, they discovered that she was actually the Cerak s daughter the two girls had been misidentified at the accident scene This true story takes you through so many emotions You are excited for the Cerak family to have their daughter back especially after going through their emotion of losing her , but your heart breaks for the Van Ryn family I cried many times throughout this story.At times it was hard for me to keep the characters straight, but overall it was a touching book and it was good to see how these families relied on God, and put all their faith and strength in him Their testimonies are uplifting, and you just get a sense for what wonderful people they all are.I especially loved the epilogue written by Whitney Cerak, I like the way she is handling this event in her life She talks about how she may not accomplish something giant for God, but she ll let him whisper gently through her life like the story of Elijah in 1 Kings What a mature way to make sense of these events I wish her the best in her recovery I thought this was an amazing story about this crazy event The thing that got me to read it was the prologue Here s a quote from the prologue The story of how two girls, Laura Van Ryn and WhitneyCerak, could be mistaken for each other may seem fantastic and unbelievagle, yet that s not the real story here This book is really about how God has sustained two families through His grace We hope after al that is said on these pages, you see it is really all about Him I was amazed at the faith I thought this was an amazing story about this crazy event The thing that got me to read it was the prologue Here s a quote from the prologue The story of how two girls, Laura Van Ryn and WhitneyCerak, could be mistaken for each other may seem fantastic and unbelievagle, yet that s not the real story here This book is really about how God has sustained two families through His grace We hope after al that is said on these pages, you see it is really all about Him I was amazed at the faith that these families had It literally got them through this horrific ordeal There was tons of bible scriptures quoted and prayers throughout This being said, I read the book in 1 day it was a light and easy read, somewhat fluffy at times, but I was amazed at what they went through and how they finally figured out that the daughter that they sat by for 5 weeks in the hospital wasn t their daughter It is told from both family s perspectives and includes pictures of these girls.I gave it 3 stars would ve loved to give 3.5, but that s not an option It was definitely entertaining and kept my interest This book is absolutely touching Be prepared to cry My favorite part At the end of the movie, Hank s character says to Private Ryan with his dying breath something like, Earn this It s like he s telling Private Ryan to do something so special with his life that it will make other soldiers deaths worth it That s the kind of how I felt when people told me how God must have some great purpose in mind for me I started to think that if I didn t do something amazing with my life, then I was letting God and everyone in the accident down.One day My favorite part At the end of the movie, Hank s character says to Private Ryan with his dying breath something like, Earn this It s like he s telling Private Ryan to do something so special with his life that it will make other soldiers deaths worth it That s the kind of how I felt when people told me how God must have some great purpose in mind for me I started to think that if I didn t do something amazing with my life, then I was letting God and everyone in the accident down.One day I was having coffee with a friend named Brad, and I told him a little about how I d been feeling In response, he read me a story from the Old Testment book of 1 Kings In the story, a prophet named Elijah goes out in the desert to talk to God He s waiting for God when he hears this giant windstorm that is so strong it tears the rocks apart But God isn t in the windstorm Then there s an earthquake, but God isn t in the earthquake Then there s a fire, but God isn t in the fire Finally, he hears a gentle whisper, and he realizes that it s GodI realized that instead of thinking that my life has to be some big windstorm or earthquake for God, perhaps I only have to let Him whisper gently through my life That story made me realize I don t have to accomplish some giant thing for God If I m just a camp counselor who makes the difference in the life of one person, or if I m just a mom who loves her children and tells them about Jesus, than that s enough It took a little while, but I finally figured out that God s purpose is for me to let Him do whatever he wants in my life, big or small