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
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
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
Where There's Hope was a wonderful surprise. In this book, Elizabeth Smart sets out to interview all kinds of inspiring (I don't like the word but it's the only fitting one) people who've been through various tragedies and hardships and have managed to keep going and even turn their pain into doing good things for other people in this world.
While doing that, she also revisits her own story and adds little glimpses of what her life as an activist and public person is those days.
I am not at all ...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.
Where theres hope 4⭐
If you were broken and torn apart after reading “My Story” then this is the hope and redemption you needed to read. To see her move on and get past her tragedies and try and love and live her best life. ...more
I loved the way this book is written. The author wrote about her own experience, but that’s not really what the book is about. This book is about many different people, in many different circumstances and how each and every one of them found the hope they needed to be able to go on.
Hope is one of those abstract concepts. I mean…we all know kind of what it means. Hope is defined as a feeling of trust or expectation that a thing is going to happen. But sometimes, I think hope becomes a little bit ...more
This was an AMAZING book! So many different perspectives with some great advice! Uplifting and encouraging! I would highly highly suggest this for everyone to read, regardless of your walk of life she has interviewed so many people with stories of encouragement! How these people have moved on and thrived after their own personal traumas. Many of the points I will definitely reflect on in times of trouble for myself! Great great book! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...more
I won an advance copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway. The book comes out at the end of March 2018. I have always been really interested in Elizabeth Smart's story and how she has been able to turn something awful into something powerful and influential as she helps so many other people. I read her first book "My Story" and really enjoyed it, but was curious to hear a little bit more about what happened afterwards and how she was able to adjust and move forward. So I was really interested ...more