My husband, Jim Sands, was murdered in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Back then, no one could have convinced me that I would recover from losing Jim, or that I’d ever smile again. But I have since learned that God can do amazing things that I never could have imagined.
Christian Author and Speaker
- a 9/11 widow’s continuing journey -
Hi, I’m Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by!
I pray that you’ll find encouragement and inspiration here.
Before 9/11, I was not a follower of Jesus Christ… but by His extraordinary love and grace, I have since undergone a radical spiritual transformation. I am now determined to share what Jesus has done for me, and what He will do for anyone who puts their trust in Him.
”Jennifer reminds us that finding the answers is not nearly as important as finding The Answer.
– Joni Eareckson Tada
This is not only about September 11 or the loss of someone dear. This is about the loss of a relationship… the loss of our health… the loss of our job… the loss of our dreams. Inevitably, we all face loss of some sort, along with other challenges. Jesus is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). Do you trust Him to carry your burdens?
Perhaps I can help you (or someone you know) through God’s promises in the Bible and through my own life experiences. I would love to come speak at your church or retreat… or perhaps my books might encourage a hurting heart. God recycles our pain: He comforts us, so that we can comfort others with the same comfort God gives us (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Do you trust Him to recycle your pain?
Sometimes life is peaceful, like the calm and inviting waters of the Caribbean. Other times, it’s a grueling battle through heavy surf and strong currents. Difficult circumstances crash upon us like tidal waves and threaten to submerge us. And yet, in the midst of the storms, we have a Life Preserver to hold onto.
Once shipwrecked, now saved, my faith is unsinkable.
That might sound like I’m bragging, but let me explain. I’m far from perfect and I don’t always trust God like I should. But my faith is unsinkable because my faith is in Jesus. HE is my Life Preserver and HE is unsinkable. So I’m holding onto Him with a tight grip… are you?
We can face the waves if we trust the One who made the ocean.
We can face the storm if we trust the One who controls the weather.
What others are saying:
“Jennifer reminds us that finding the answers is not nearly as important as finding The Answer.”Joni Eareckson-TadaBestselling Christian author, Founder and President of Joni & Friends, International
“Jennifer lays down a path of hope for others who face the unthinkable.”Philip YanceyBestselling Christian author
“Jennifer Sands didn't set out to be a treasure hunter. But through the tragedies of life, God brought treasure to her. With clarity, humor, and honesty, she describes the path to treasured faith and comes to the conclusion that 'the most valuable riches are found in the pages of the Bible.'”Dr. Woodrow KrollBack to the Bible International
“There is so much we can learn about weathering life's storms in the pages of Jennifer's books... they are spiritual object lessons taught by God's Holy Spirit. Jennifer has shared with us her exciting journey of growing in Christ. May the lessons she has taken to heart reach our hearts as well.”Janette OkeBestselling Christian author, Love Comes Softly
“If Jennifer dares to suggest that God had a purpose for what happened in her life, then we should listen. The question is not: Will tragedy come into our lives? The question is: Where will we find peace, hope, and the will to go on when it does?”Steve SaintAuthor of End of the Spear and son of the late missionary Nate Saint
“Jennifer's inspiring personal journey through numbing tragedy to God's loving embrace is a compelling testimony to the supernatural healing found in Christ.”Christopher H. SmithCongressman (R-NJ)
“As a Pastor, I was very impressed with your knowledge of Scripture, theological correctness, and most of all, the amount of Bible verses you incorporated into your presentation. It was thoroughly Biblical and had a great impact on the 350 women in attendance. I know of several women who were saved that night, for which I praise the Lord.”Pastor Richard SeefriedSenior Pastor, Marilla First Baptist Church, Marilla, New York
“Hearing your testimony was a remarkable time for our church members! When I heard their response and saw how the Lord worked in their hearts that night, I was silenced. All glory, power, and wisdom be to God for bringing you here to Nazareth! Thank you for coming so far to share with us... you have touched so many people with your words of hope and encouragement.”Fadi HannahChild Evangelism Fellowship International, Nazareth Baptist Church, Nazareth, ISRAEL
“Thank you for an inspiring, thought-provoking presentation at our Literary Festival here at Notre Dame University. May God bless your work for the Kingdom, and may He inspire your deliberations about your next writing project.”Rev. Charles GordonDirector, Old College Program, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana