Second Chances

Finding Healing for Your Pain, Regaining Your Strength, Celebrating Your New Life

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Let Go of the Past--Embrace Your Second Chance

God has a great plan for you. Sometimes it's difficult to see and hard to find when the only things in front of you are challenging circumstances, lost opportunities, or overwhelming obstacles. Many things in life just happen to you--you don't choose them. But God can turn even the things you have no control over into good, not only for you, but also for someone else.

For Pat Smith, former Miss Virginia, finalist for Miss USA, married to comedian Martin Lawrence in the early 1990s, and now married to NFL Football Hall of Fame member Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, life may seem perfect on the outside, but it has been far from perfect behind the scenes.

With warmth and insight, Pat Smith shares the truths she and other women have learned on their own journeys from heartache to hope. She encourages and empowers you to recommit to the destiny God has for you in your faith, family, love, work, community, and ministry. She also shows how to let go of what's holding you back, reinvent yourself, and rediscover your purpose and joy. There is a second chance waiting for you--it's time to claim it!


"Pat shares stories of loss, pain, disappointment, resolution of God's forgiveness and faithfulness like no one else. Her obedience to God's calling has been a blessing to our ministry."

Bishop and Mrs. T.D. Jakes

"We are touched by Pat Smith's faithfulness to God's directives in her life and know that He will use her story to demonstrate to others His rock solid faithfulness to His children."

Janet and Tony Dorsett, former NFL player, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Heisman Trophy winner

"Each time I am with Pat, I am overcome with awe and admiration. Her desire to change the lives of others is a true testimony to her profound courage and faith. When you read Second Chances, I have no doubt that you will be as impressed and inspired as I have been with her strength."

Robin McGraw, philanthropist, entrepreneur, television personality, and New York Times bestselling author

"My friend Pat Smith's new book, Second Chances, is an honest and moving account of her journey from loss to redemption. I encourage you to read this book, let it inspire you, and then allow God to replace your ashes with beauty and your sorrow with joy."

Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church

"Through her darkest nights to her brightest mornings, God had a plan all along! Our sis Pat does an incredible job of allowing us into her pain, so we can rejoice in her glory! We pray this book will touch the lives of many!"

Sherice and Tim Brown, former NFL player, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Heisman Trophy winner

"Second Chances is a book that brilliantly and honestly tells a story about redemption. My sister Pat will take you on a beautiful journey that will lead you from a place of hopelessness to healing . . . and from pain to God's promise and purpose for your life."

Joy Hill, first lady of The Potter's House of Denver

"Pat Smith shows a bravery in her new book that will encourage even the strongest. From a difficult and painful divorce in Los Angeles to finding love and happiness in Dallas, you will identify with a woman who has fought the odds to find her purpose and now gives to others freely."

Matrice and Ron Kirk, former United States trade representative, Texas secretary of state, and mayor of Dallas

"If you believe second chances only happen to other people, let Pat's story, the lessons she so courageously shares, and the faith she found help you recognize that hope is here for you too. You can choose faith over fear. This book is like a jolt of wisdom and inspiration that can help you find your strength and the courage to change your own story."

Christi Paul, CNN New Day weekend anchor and author, Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt

"When you first see Pat you are struck by her outer beauty. She is stunning! But you would really be missing out if you didn't read this book to discover that she is even more beautiful on the inside. She is transparent and makes herself vulnerable by sharing her stories of setbacks and recoveries in the book and you will see that her heart is on a beautiful mission to help other women. I know she will inspire you like she has inspired me."

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, editor-at-large, Southern Living, author, and lifestyle expert

"A captivating read that will give any woman the strength to stand up tall . . . again."

Kym Whitley, comedienne, film and TV actress, and star of Raising Whitley

The Author

  1. Pat Smith

    Pat Smith

    Pat Smith is the founder and CEO of Pat Smith Enterprises (, founder and CEO of Treasure You, and the co-founder of Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities. She is a busy wife, mother of five, minister, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and...

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