. But as chris williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his nine-year-old daughter, his unborn baby, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive. That decision launched chris on a journey toward healing that affected his family and friends, the young man who caused the accident, and an entire community—a community that would face another deadly tragedy just a few days later.
Let It Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness #ad - Chris's message of forgiveness is an empowering invitation to all who have suffered, however unjustly, to lay down their burdens and let it go.
Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving UpSt. Martin's Press #ad - There will be those who will always remember and be the victim, and ones who just won’t. Where there’s hope is the result of elizabeth’s mission: It is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.
From the book:“i was not willing to accept that my fate was to live unhappily ever after. Victim—no more. In her fearless memoir, for the first time, my story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth detailed, the horror behind the headlines of her abduction by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee.
You have to go on, you have to learn, and you have to heal. Diane von Furstenberg. Since then, and travelled the world as the president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, become a mother, she’s married, sharing her story with the intent of helping others along the way. Over and over, elizabeth returns to the horrific experiences she endured, Elizabeth is asked the same question: How do you find the hope to go on? In this book, and the hard-won lessons she learned, to provide answers.
Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up #ad - Elizabeth smart follows up her #1 new york times bestseller october 2013, find the strength to move on, My Story—about being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survive—with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, and reclaim one’s life. Author. She also calls upon others who have dealt with adversity—victims of violence, disease, war, and loss—to explore the pathways toward hope.
Bite of the Mango, TheAnnick Press #ad - The sweet taste of a mango, reaffirmed her desire to live, her first food after the attack, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived.
During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu.
Bite of the Mango, The #ad - With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown. As told to her by mariatu, journalist susan mcclelland has written the heartbreaking true story of the brutal attack, its aftermath and Mariatu’s eventual arrival in Toronto where she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.
An Unseen Angel: A Mother's Story of Healing and Hope After Sandy HookEnsign Peak #ad - Another step brought her into the sheltering compassion of her community as family, friends, and even strangers reached out to buoy her up with their shared faith. And several miraculous manifestations of Emilie's continued presence and influence lifted her heart and will validate the faith of every Christian.
The story of alissa and emilie reminds us that the bonds of love continue beyond this life and that despite tragedy and heartache, we can find strength in our family and our faith. When alissa parker lost her daughter emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, she started a life-changing journey to answer soul-searching questions about faith, hope, and healing.
An Unseen Angel: A Mother's Story of Healing and Hope After Sandy Hook #ad - . As she sought for the peace and comfort that could help mend her broken heart, step by step, she learned, how to open her heart to God's Grace and will. One step brought her face to face with the shooter's father, where in a pivotal and poignant meeting, she was given an opportunity to forgive.
Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and HopeImage #ad - They write, in our arms, “Having our daughter back home, is nothing short of a miracle. Miracles do happen. In the end, the smarts’ story brings one point poignantly home--nothing is more important in this world than family. We feel truly blessed that he answered our prayers the way we had hoped for, although we realize, regretfully, that this is not always the outcome in kidnapping cases.
After nine months of a strange, hard, sometimes rewarding, but mostly painful journey, Elizabeth was miraculously returned to them. It is the ultimate proof that God answers prayers. Not money. Not work. In bringing elizabeth home, strong faith, ed and lois share the pain of every parent’s worst fear: “What would I do if my child was taken from me?” They also share a story of great hope, and trust in God.
Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope #ad - Not a fancy new car or an expensive, big house. The smart family had always been devoted to their Mormon faith, but through their terribly painful experience they gained a tremendous inner strength, which became the key to their survival. Elizabeth is gone. At first they thought she was having a bad dream about her older sister, but Mary Katherine’s seeming bad dream would quickly become their worst nightmare.
Their daughter Elizabeth was gone. They were not sure why the media picked up on Elizabeth’s story, but after their daughter was kidnapped she became the whole world’s daughter.
The Woman I Wanted to BeSimon & Schuster #ad - This “inspiring, compelling, deliciously detailed celebrity autobiography…is as much of a smashing success as the determined, savvy, well-intentioned woman who wrote it” Chicago Tribune. One of the most influential, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, admired, about family, love, beauty and business: “It’s so good, you’ll want to take notes” People.
Diane von furstenberg started with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be—in her words, “the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills. She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family, maintaining that “my children are my greatest creation.
The Woman I Wanted to Be #ad - In the woman i wanted to be, von furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life—from her childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, “an intriguing page-turner filled with revelations” More, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for generations of women.
. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women.
Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland KidnappingsHachette Books #ad - But many people are still asking: what happened after her escape? how do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, and soul-wounds, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, mind, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping.
An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life. From michelle knight-cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.
Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings #ad - Michelle knight-now known as lily rose lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light.
The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave UpTyndale Momentum #ad - Written by cathy lagrow minka’s granddaughter, forgiveness that sets us free, The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century in a story of faith that triumphs, and love that never forgets. What happened next was a miracle. As seen on The Today Show.
. Now with a new afterword! a five star–reviewed, unforgettable story that bestselling author Homer Hickam calls “one of the most eloquent, moving, irresistible true stories” he’s ever read. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. After a lifetime of separation, minka whispered an impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die.
The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up #ad - The story that follows has been almost a hundred years in the making. The waiting will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, as well as the power of prayer. In 1928, 16-year-old minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped.
My StorySt. Martin's Press #ad - After her rescue on march 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. With my story, elizabeth tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, her courageous determination to maintain hope, where she was rescued minutes after arriving.
She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. Elizabeth was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. She and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, now have two children. On june 5, 2002, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, Wanda Barzee.
My Story #ad - The harrowing true story of abduction and survival from the courageous young woman who lived it—now the subject of a Lifetime original movie, I Am Elizabeth Smart. In this memoir, elizabeth smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
In the years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change.
Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's ResurrectionFaithWords #ad - God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible. Previously published as The Impossible. But joyce was not ready to give up on her son. The impossible true story about the powerful impact of prayer that inspired the major motion picture starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Lucas.
Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary--the death and resurrection of their son. When joyce smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything.
Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection #ad - Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed. Breakthrough is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him.
Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, every case history, John would defy every expert, and every scientific prediction. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes.