Finding Nathan

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One Family’s Story of Rising from Tragedy to Grace

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On an icy December night most of the Jirovec family was involved in a horrific automobile accident.

In the confusion of the accident scene, emergency responders mistook Nathan for his brother Jonathan. Both boys suffered severe head trauma and were sent to separate hospitals.

One of the boys did not survive. A memorial service was held for Nathan and a little boy was buried.

But Nathan was still alive. In a tragic case of mistaken identity, Jonathan was buried the day of Nathan’s funeral.

“God created us to tell our story, and whatever that is, we need to tell it. It would be awesome and wonderful to have Jonathan here, and just imagining him here brings tears to my eyes. I miss him so much.

But I have a responsibility to tell his story.

I have a responsibility to tell my story, and that’s what I’m going to do. It is just miraculous to see how something so bad can be used by God to do so much good and reach so many lives.

That’s why I’m writing to you.

Even when people stare. Even when people wonder what happened. I am still Finding Nathan.

I am speaking for the ones who don’t have a voice.

No matter how significant or insignificant you think it is, find your Nathan and tell your story. I want you to understand that it is important that you tell your story because it will reach somebody.”

Nathan Jirovec

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 in

1 review for Finding Nathan

  1. Marcy

    A treasure of overcoming tragedy, building character, and always growing and moving forward in your life. I read this book in 3 days. If I didn’t have three little kids, I would have read it in one day. This book grabs your heart from the start. This book is a treasure of overcoming tragedy, building character, and always growing and moving forward in your life. Nathan speaks openly and honestly about fear, weaknesses and struggles. His honesty shines through and brings this book to life. Chapter 10, which is titled “Stepping into the Unknown” is stunning and quote worthy. I have read it multiple times. “We have weaknesses – not to serve as roadblocks that aren’t to be crossed, but, instead, as barriers that are meant to be overcome”. In this meaty chapter, Nathan also attacks fear and reminds us of the importance of opening up to others. This would be a wonderful book to read as a family. FINDING NATHAN would help you discuss important topics with your teenagers and open up about life and it’s struggles. I look forward to reading this book again with my kids when they are older. Life can be really hard sometimes, but FINDING NATHAN reminds us of some ways to handle that fact and live our story.

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