“Isaiah. Isaiah! Get up, son! Isaiah! You have to get up! Get off the floor! I can’t stop!”
I reached one hand behind me and shook him the best I could while driving. My heart pounded, and my body trembled. What could be so wrong that he can’t control his body?
Things go downhill quickly after Christina Custodio picks up her thirteen-year-old son early from football practice due to a headache. By the time she arrives, he has little control of his body and quickly becomes unresponsive. Soon, he is rushed into surgery, his brain filled with blood from a severe brain hemorrhage.
From the time he was born, Christina had always felt Isaiah would die young. Though a typical boy with no health issues, the thought always lingered. Now Christina begs God to change His mind and save her son’s life.
When God Changed His Mind chronicles Christina’s inspiring and emotional story of trusting God through the unknown, peace among the chaos, and joy in the midst of sorrow. Grateful that Isaiah survives but unsure he will ever recover his speech and mobility, Christina shares of her dependence on God during the ups and downs of their journey, the power of prayer, and her determination to use challenges and struggles for His glory.
Christina Custodio is a gifted writer and speaker. With a degree in psychology and Christian counseling, she pursues many passions, including motivational speaking, blogging, photography, and teaching. She and her husband, Ozzy, live in South Carolina and are parents to Abrianna, Isaiah, and Olivia.
A beautifully written story of unwavering faith in life-altering circumstances. Christina’s raw honesty brought tears to my eyes in some moments and her sense of humor made me laugh out loud in others. She and her son, Isaiah, reminds the reader that God is bigger than our earthly situations and He is the provider of all we need to continue pressing on. It’s a truly inspirational read and one I would definitely recommend!
- Jade C.
There is so much heart in this book. Once you start it you cannot put it down. You will cry, you will laugh and you will be amazed at the power and grace of God in Isaiah’s life. His mother (the author) tells this story so beautifully you can feel her fear, and her faith simultaneously.
- BJ Garrett
This is such a great book! What Christina’s son, Isaiah, Christina, and her family went through! I laughed. I cried, a lot. I was inspired. God strengthened Isaiah, Christina, and her family because of what they went through. Their faith became stronger. The book is inspiring and powerful. It was hard to put down!