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
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
I was given this book through a Goodreads giveaway and having read Elizabeth Smart's first book 'My Story' this was a great follow up book to read. Elizabeth is such an inspiration and an exceptional person. Even through her trials she has carried her faith throughout her whole life. In this book she does interviews with many individuals who have suffered or experienced horrible evens and shares the different ways each one overcame and excelled or just healed. She mentions things about her kidna ...more
This book was completely different from what I expected. Probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. Pulling from her own horrific past, Elizabeth Smart interviews others who have gone through the most difficult trials and pulls together stories of hope and healing, bringing to light the very best of human nature and that we all have the ability to dig down deep and make of our lives what we choose, despite the worst that may happen. This book is filled with beautiful stories and huge doses o ...more
I quite enjoyed this book. I thought it was better written than her first book and full of inspiration. It was full of thought provoking passages. I even had to jot a few things down that I wanted to remember/think about some more.
I received this book in a giveaway and am so glad that I did. I have not read her first book , and truthfully I would never have thought to get this book on my own to read. Elizabeth Smart writes an inspiring book. She gives a little of her own background and what inspires her and she has interviewed several people who have suffered hardships or setbacks and their testimony about their ongoing faith and positive outlook for their future is inspiring. When I would finish one chapter I couldn't wa ...more
Elizabeth Smart is an amazing woman. This is a true story. As a child, she was abducted and brutally tortured and sexually assaulted during the nine months before she was rescued. In her book, Where There's Hope, Elizabeth interviews other survivors who have gone through different challenging experiences looking to discover how they coped and what got them to where they are now. Throughout the interviews, Elizabeth interjects more about the horrors she had to endure. She believes her faith and l ...more
Incredible. The stories in this book are almost unbelievable. How can so many people treat each other so badly. My heart cried with the people she interviewed. I rejoiced in their conquering forgiveness and not allowing their circumstances to dictate their lives. I had to read this in 2 days because it was just gut wrenching. I am so grateful to all of the people interviewed for sharing their stories. Thank you Elizabeth for writing this book
"Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up" by Elizabeth Smart was an
assortment of stories/interviews with people who like Elizabeth Smart have managed to survive a horrific event. Very inspirational book filled with faith and grace. She is a remarkable young woman as are the people included in her book. It is an easy read and something you can read as chapters and walk away as each chapter is a stand alone.