Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, My Storyabout being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survivewith a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim ones life.Author. Activist. Victimno more.In her fearless memoir, My Storythe basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth SmartElizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind the headlines of her abduction by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Since then, shes married, become a mother, and traveled the world as the president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, sharing her story with the intent of helping others along the way.Over and over, Elizabeth is asked the same question: How do you find the hope to go on? In this book, Elizabeth returns to the horrific experiences she endured, and the hard-won lessons she learned, to provide answers. She also calls upon others who have dealt with adversityvictims of violence, disease, war, and lossto explore the pathways toward hope. Through conversations with such well-known voices as Anne Romney, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Mandy Patinkin, to spiritual leaders Archbishop John C. Wester and Elder Richard Hinckley, to her own parents, Elizabeth uncovers an even greater sense of solace and understanding. Where Theres Hope is the result of Elizabeths 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....
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Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up Reviews
I received this book from goodreads. Thank you for picking my name. I really enjoyed the first part of this book where Elizabeth Smart was telling her experience about being kidnapped and then her time after where she had to come to terms with finding forgiveness of her captives,. The rest of the book was about other people who has survived tragedys a nd had to come to terms with them and find their way to move forward .
Thank you to Goodreads and the author, Elizabeth Smart, for the opportunity to read the novel, Where There's Hope. It is a testimony to those who have horrific events in their lives but, through it all, continue to move forward and to hope. The people's stories in the book brings tears to your eyes and, also, gives you hope that, no matter, what challenges comes to our lives that we can find faith to overcome.
I read and loved her first book, My Story, so I picked this up as soon as it came out. It might even be better than the first book. She interviews other victims of tragedy or people who inspired her and asks them how they got through their personal hell or what makes their lives so worth living. The book is incredibly positive and hopeful. Its overall message is overwhelmingly motivating, that life is good, that terrible things can happen and that there can be hope and healing and goodness yet t ...more
"We all leave this earth. We all die, and we don't get to know what comes next. It takes a lot of courage just to live life."
In "My Story", Elizabeth Smart put into words the account of her kidnapping and captivity. This book doesn't rehash that experience, other than a few paragraphs here and there. Mostly, this book is about how Elizabeth Smart was able to keep her faith and heal from the trauma she experienced. In each section, Elizabeth explores a different aspect of her faith and how her ex ...more
I received this book as a First Reads book from Goodreads.
This was a well written, thought provoking book, with splashes of humor. It does not shy away from the harsh realities of life, but it always has a hopeful, uplifting view of the future. While interviewing people who have faced great difficulties in life, Elizabeth's refrain is that we are not what happens to us in life, but how we choose to respond to it. I especially like the fact that she included a section in the back of the book with ...more
What an uplifting book!! No matter what we go through as humans, this book goes to show us exactly how resilient we can choose to be. It's all about our choices splashed with forgiveness, endurance, our tribe that supports us, our faith, and so much more. The examples of others listed in this book will have you thinking, "wow, I didn't/don't have it so bad" in comparison. It definitely will put perspective on where you are in life, where you want to go, and are you living life to the fullest tod ...more
Although I did not read Elizabeth Smart's first book, 'My Story,' I received a copy of "Where There's Hope," through a Goodreads giveaway. I don't always read books of this genre, so I was a little hesitant to pick it up. But now I admit, I appreciated much of what she shared, and thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's easy to read and easy to read a few chapters at a time and then ponder on how much attitude has to do with one's outlook on life.
Through her interviews with a wide variety of individ ...more
Elizabeth Smart tells of her kidnapping and the hope she had of being found .
Later in the book, she expresses her faith.
I would put faith before hope.
She has conversations with different survivors, to get an insight on what helped them.
Forgiveness is so important, not so much to the perpetrator,but to the victim to help them go forward with their lives. As she stated.
I won this free book from Goodreads First Reads.