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Choosing Hope

Author : Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
ISBN : 9780698193598
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"[S]tirring...a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book." --Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestseller Thrive Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments. Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones—parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice. "[M]oving" -Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water and She’s Come Undone "[B]rave" -Karen Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life and The History of God “Although now I have witnessed the worst of mankind, instead of feeling bitter or regretful I have chosen to embrace gratitude. I believe in the power of kindness, the influence of educators and mentors, faith and God, and most of all I believe in humanity. Bad things happen to all of us, things that test us and impact us and change us, but it is not those moments that define us. It is how we choose to react to them that does.” —Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Choosing Hope

Author : Ginny Dennehy
ISBN : 9781771000352
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A chronicle of family love, unspeakable loss, and the power of healing Ginny Dennehy was living the dream: a good marriage, two wonderful teenagers, a fulfilling career. Life in Whistler, B.C., seemed tailor-made for her outgoing, athletic family of four. But in 2001, the world turned upside down when her son, Kelty, committed suicide at the age of seventeen, hanging himself in the loft of their family home. Lost in a fog of grief, Ginny found the strength to go on. She poured her energy into the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, raising both funds and awareness to fight depression-related suicide by young people. And then, just eight years after losing Kelty, another unfathomable tragedy: her daughter Riley died of a heart attack in Thailand. She was just twenty-three. Candid and deeply moving, Ginny’s powerful story will serve as an inspiration for others struggling with the weight of grief.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Choosing Hope

Author : Barry Lee Johnson
ISBN : 0687067057
Genre : Religion
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ISBN : OCLC:668103776
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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Category: AIDS (Disease)

Marked For Life

Author : Crystal Woodman Miller
ISBN : 1576839362
Genre : Religion
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This is the remarkable story of Crystal Woodman Miller's journey from suffering to healing after the 1999 Columbine massacre. She shares her extraordinary testimony to comfort and inspire others with a message of hope.
Category: Religion

Morgan Update

Author : Karen Morgan
ISBN : 9781449733070
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 64.25 MB
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WARNING! This is not a memoir! These are actual e-mail updates sent by the Morgans while they endured their crisis. Have you received shocking news? Have you faced disappointment? Have you persevered, only to suffer one setback after another? Morgan Update: Please Forward will encourage you to press on. You will connect with the Morgans through the raw vulnerability of their story. You will struggle through their unanswered questions, and be empowered to ask your own. You will be inspired by their unwavering hope and, to your surprise, you may find hope for yourself as well. Join Karen as she asks: How could such a great guy end up in this awful situation? Will Wayne die at the age of 26? Will drastic measures need to be taken? What can a wife do as she watches her husband struggle? How will this chaos affect their two young children? Our family has endured so much. Will it ever end? Can anything good come out of this pain? Morgan Update: Please Forward will encourage anyone who has ever endured crisis. As you journey with the Morgans, you will find yourself bolstered to remain strong regardless of your circumstances. There is hope!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Visions Of Community In Contemporary American Fiction

Author : Magali Cornier Michael
ISBN : 9781587297397
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this engaging, optimistic close reading of five late twentieth-century novels by American women, Magali Cornier Michael illuminates the ways in which their authors engage with ideas of communal activism, common commitment, and social transformation. The fictions she examines imagine coalition building as a means of moving toward new forms of nonhierarchical justice; for ethnic cultures that, as a result of racist attitudes, have not been assimilated, power with each other rather than power over each other is a collective goal.Michael argues that much contemporary American fiction by women offers models of care and nurturing that move away from the private sphere toward the public and political. Specifically, texts by women from such racially marked ethnic groups as African American, Asian American, Native American, and Mexican American draw from the rich systems of thought, histories, and experiences of these hybrid cultures and thus offer feminist and ethical revisions of traditional concepts of community, coalition, subjectivity, and agency.Focusing on Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven, Ana Castillo’s So Far from God, and Toni Morrison’s Paradise, Michael shows that each writer emphasizes the positive, liberating effects of kinship and community. These hybrid versions of community, which draw from other-than-dominant culturally specific ideas and histories, have something to offer Americans as the United States moves into an increasingly diverse twenty-first century. Michael provides a rich lens through which to view both contemporary fiction and contemporary life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mending Tomorrow

Author : Alyssa Quilala
ISBN : 1942306180
Genre : Religion
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When life gets hard, it's tempting to get stuck in our questions. "Why did this happen to me? Why does it have to be this way?" But as Alyssa Quilala learned after losing a child, the important questions are not the ones we're asking, but the ones being asked of us: "What are you going to do? How will you respond?" The way we respond to these questions today will determine our future. Responding well is how we mend tomorrow."
Category: Religion

Pentecostal And Charismatic Spiritualities And Civic Engagement In Zambia

Author : Naar M’fundisi-Holloway
ISBN : 9783319970585
Genre : Social Science
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For the past sixty years, the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement has played a major role in Zambia. In this book, Naar Mfundisi-Holloway explains the history of this development and its impact on civic engagement. She opens a discussion on church-state relations and explains how the church presented a channel of hope in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, despite having a history that eschewed civic engagement. In fact, the pandemic propelled the church to work alongside the state in the fight against the disease. Using interviews and historical analysis, this book provides valuable insight into how Pentecostal and Charismatic churches have effectively engaged matters of civic concern in Zambia dating from colonial times.
Category: Social Science

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Author : John C. Maxwell
ISBN : 9781455555338
Genre : Business & Economics
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out--experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.
Category: Business & Economics