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Ideal reader: Parents of children with congenital heart disease, Parents of children with congenital conditions, Career moms of children with congenital conditions.

Speaking Topics:

-Balancing a career with caring for a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD).

-Learning to be an advocate for your child with a congenital condition.

-Discovering how to protect your personal time and set healthy boundaries to avoid burnout at work and at home.

-How to cope with self-guilt when your child is diagnosed with a congenital condition.

-How to forgive yourself (and others), let go of resentment, and give your burdens to God

-Overcoming PTSD following a life-threatening incident to your newborn baby

-Understanding the impact to siblings when caring for a child with a congenital condition.

-Marital challenges of raising a child with a congenital condition and learning to build a foundation of trust, support, and love to get you through the tough obstacles.

-How to talk to your young child about heart surgery and helping them prepare

-Learning to listen to God's nudges in our daily lives

Tracy has been featured in The US Review of Books

Check out and listen to Tracy's CBS Radio interview with Benji Cole, Distinguished Host of People of Distinction:

As seen in:

Readers' Favorite &

The Book Commentary

Launch Day Debut Featured on Times Square

The Eric Hoffer Award 2024 Nominee

Press release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Christian - Living book "Prayerful Warrior Mom" by Tracy A. Ripley, currently available at

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"Reviewed By Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

After having her daughter, Tracy thought her second pregnancy would be easier, but God had other plans for her and her family. The first sign that things would be different was the abnormal results of her first-trimester screening. Luckily, they were ruled out as possible false readings. Tracy did her best to balance her pregnancy and work until the birth of her son, Bryce. Unfortunately, her son was born with a congenital heart condition that would change her family’s life forever. The author felt guilty, but over time, God healed her soul and helped her discover His purpose for her life. In Prayerful Warrior Mom, Tracy A. Ripley narrates how her family's turbulent journey made them stronger mentally and spiritually. She shares the lessons that helped her cope with her son's illness in her career, social and family life, and relationship with God.

Prayerful Warrior Mom made me wonder how many tragedies a person can take before they break, and how believing in God's word and continuously seeking Him in prayer can give the peace that surpasses human understanding. Tracy A. Ripley uses a calm and engaging tone, which showcases her spiritual maturity and peace with the tragedies that befell her family. Whenever she was on the verge of breaking, God gave her a verse, a song, or a revelation that helped her through. The book has beautiful designs that make it appealing to read and profound lessons that can be applied in different areas of your life. I loved reading this book and I think both believers and non-believers can read it and appreciate its message. We all go through trying moments, and a story like this can give us encouraging lessons. Get a copy of this book to read this inspiring story of a prayerful mother, a brave son, a supportive family, and the amazing power of God in their lives."

You can learn more about Tracy A. Ripley and "Prayerful Warrior Mom" at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Adanna Ora, Reader's Favorite

Every pregnant woman’s dream is to deliver a healthy baby after nine months of an already stressful and arduous journey. Nothing in this world could have prepared Tracy A. Ripley for the shocking news of her baby boy being diagnosed with congenital heart disease a few hours after his birth. This news doesn’t just come as a shock; it comes with a change of lifestyle, the sacrifice of long work hours, financial drain, and the torture of seeing an innocent child go through excruciating pain regularly. For Tracy, a successful finance expert, and Christian, this was a lot. There were so many things that she could not understand at the time, and explaining them to her 4-year-old daughter, Reyna, was not easy either. Join Tracy on this faith-based journey in her book Prayerful Warrior Mom, where she navigates life hurdles with her hero son, Bryce, and overcomes them.

Prayerful Warrior Mom is written with such care and fine details that readers are carried along every step of the way and feel all the emotions in the story. I love the way the author is honest about the challenges she faced and shows us how she overcame them. One of the things that stood out in Tracy’s journey was her unwavering faith and dependence on God. Prayerful Warrior Mom is replete with Bible passages and prayers that could help parents in similar situations keep their hopes alive and build their faith in God in trying times. My most remarkable lesson was the importance of a strong support system. It makes all the difference and makes the burden lighter, and I am so glad that Tracy got to experience that. I recommend Prayerful Warrior Mom to all parents of children with congenital heart disorders or any major health challenges in general. There are tips here that will bless your life and make the journey more bearable for you. Kudos to Tracy A. Ripley on this book.

Amy Raines, Reader's Favorite

In Prayerful Warrior Mom: Embracing Faith through the Storms of Your Child’s Congenital Heart Journey by Tracy A. Ripley, while facing the possibility of her baby being born with a serious illness, Tracy finds strength in her faith. After birth, the doctors found that her son had a heart murmur. The baby had been born with a bicuspid valve, which means it only has two compartments instead of three. Even after he was released, there were many more tests and hospital visits to endure. Through all of the fear and worry, Tracy remained strong by praying and putting her trust in God’s will, especially as the date of the baby’s surgery approached.

Prayerful Warrior Mom is an inspiring story that emphasizes a mother’s love during her child’s illness. There are many people out there who could benefit from reading this book to gain more insight into how to cope with the fear and grief that comes with seeing a child go through so much. I love that Tracy A. Ripley remained strong for her family and her new baby by giving it over to God and relying on her faith to see them through the difficult times. I recommend Prayerful Warrior Mom to anyone who enjoys a memoir from which they can learn many different things, including how to cope with traumatic experiences. This book will definitely help others realize that they are not alone. I hope that Ripley writes more books like this one that will help guide others to see the miracles and signs that God puts in their path, regardless of the situation.

Luwi Nyakansaila, Reader's Favorite

Prayerful Warrior Mom is a spiritual and medical memoir by Tracy A. Ripley. The book follows her family's journey dealing with her son Bryce’s Congenital Heart issues. She hopes more families will read this book and be encouraged by her story. At fourteen hours old, Bryce had a heart murmur that led to a series of surgeries spanning ten years. These procedures tested the author’s family spiritually and physically. Tracy underwent a transformation that helped her understand the healing power and grace of God, and by surrendering to His will and letting Him lead, she found peace and comfort through the storm. Get a copy of this book and be inspired by this family's steadfast faithfulness.

Prayerful Warrior Mom is an emotional story that will make you reflect on the amazing power of prayer. Tracy A. Ripley’s honesty and vulnerability make this book an authentic and unique read. Her ability to keep the reader glued to her story even as she narrates one tragedy after another is a testament to her outstanding writing. Little details like her noticing that her son did not have a name, even when he was connected to many machines after his birth, will pierce your heart and make readers relate to her pain and helplessness. She gives encouraging lessons throughout the book that people can use when facing any calamity, and her prayers are powerful and showcase her spiritual growth. I loved that she had support from her family and friends and joined a group of parents who had children with similar conditions to Bryce. Her lessons on seeking help and accepting it resonated with me, and I hope the book will help more people struggling alone. I highly recommend this book and pray many people read it.

Reader's Favorite Editorial Reviews

The Book Commentary Editorial Review

Tracy Ripley's life is rolling perfectly well and she has found the perfect balance between work and family. Everything changes when her much-expected baby, Bryce, is born with aortic stenosis, a congenital heart disease. Her life is thrown into turmoil, but she refuses to give in to despair. Instead, she changes her plans, establishes a new balance, learns to let go, and develops a more intimate relationship with God. This book brilliantly chronicles her journey through this difficult moment to find surprising answers in God through prayer. In this book, readers will learn to focus on what truly matters, find the courage to seek help, understand the power they have to turn their troubles to God, and a lot, a lot more.

Prayerful Warrior Mom by Tracy Ripley is a captivating and inspiring book that examines the journey of faith, resilience, and self-discovery. Through her heartfelt narration, Ripley takes readers along on her son's battle with congenital heart disease and her own personal growth as a Prayerful Warrior Mom. The writing in this book is confident and engaging, with Ripley's words reaching straight into the hearts of readers. Her ability to communicate her experiences and emotions in a relatable and authentic way is commendable. The book is filled with personal anecdotes, prayers, inspiring passages from scripture, and lessons learned, making it both a powerful and practical guide for navigating through life's challenges and growing in faith. Ripley beautifully portrays the power of turning to God in times of difficulty and finding solace and comfort in prayer.

The author demonstrates how faith can give us the strength to overcome adversity and set healthy boundaries, empowering readers to embrace their own spiritual journey. Moreover, the book emphasizes the importance of forgiveness and letting go of guilt. Ripley encourages readers to release the shackles of guilt and embrace the liberating power of forgiveness, both for oneself and for others. Through her personal experiences, she illustrates how forgiveness can transform lives and pave the way for healing and growth. This author writes in a way that is fluid and captivating, examining the power of support groups, exploring the healing energy borne by family bonds — and readers will enjoy reading about her relationship with Rob — and providing a message of hope for those going through a difficult time. This is an inspiring book with tools to help readers beat the odds and grow through their faith in God. This book resonated so powerfully with me because I have been in some of the places the author writes about — despair, stress, unexpected outcomes for strongly anticipated events, and more. This book is, indeed, a gift of faith to be shared.

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: October 26, 2023

Category: Christian Inspirational