Author: Carol J. Decker
ISBN: 9781629724164
Size: 80.97 MB
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On June 10, 2008, Carol Decker walked through the hospital doors a healthy woman with flu-like symptoms and early labor contractions. Three months later, she returned home a blind, triple-amputee struggling to bond with a daughter she would never see. Unshattered: Overcoming Tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life recounts Carol's fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications. From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, a left hand, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, yet inspiring journey. She travels through the darkness of trauma, anxiety, and depression to arrive, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love. More than a story of triumph over tragedy, the book offers inspiring life-lessons and insights which can help readers to do more than endure unimaginable pain and darkness in their own lives. This book can give them the perspective and strength to pick up the pieces of their own tragedies and choose a life of healing, purpose, and joy--a beautiful life. Lessons learned: There is always hope, even if it sometimes feels small and hard to find. Even if you are the most capable person, you can't do this life alone. We all need a support system. It is okay to ask for help. Happiness takes work. It doesn't just happen. The human spirit is able to endure and withstand great adversity. Even the smallest broken pieces of a life can be put back together.

Shattered Shaken And Stirred

Author: Gibert S. Ahrens
Publisher: Positano Press
ISBN: 098428950X
Size: 62.42 MB
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A devastating car accident upends, disrupts and derails a seemingly ordinary family. In the wake of devastation is where recovery and, ultimately, redemption are found. Shattered, Shaken and Stirred explores and embraces the process of brokenness and healing in way that is honest, heartfelt, and yet at times reassuringly humorous.


Author: Frank Pastore
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1589976622
Size: 26.53 MB
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Former major league pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Frank Pastore tells the story of how his baseball dreams came to an end in June 1984 when a ball crashed into his right elbow, and describes how a renewed faith in God helped him to overcome his disappointment and start a new life.

Life In Spite Of Me

Author: Kristen Jane Anderson
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423829
Size: 50.93 MB
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COPING WITH PERSONAL PROBLEMS. She wanted to die. God had other plans. Why does my life have to be so painful? What's wrong with me? It's not going to get better. It could all be over soon, and then I won't hurt anymore. Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook: three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression. One January night, the seventeen-year-old decided she no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited for a freight train to send her to heaven and peace. But Kristen's story doesn't end there.

A Shattered Moment

Author: Tiffany King
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425279502
Size: 67.42 MB
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In the new series by the bestselling author of the Woodfalls Girls novels, six friends?fresh from high school graduation?discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere. This is Mackenzie's story? Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college. When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved?and sometimes they don't want to be. A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac's life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac?but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love?

100 Baby Shower Games

Author: Joan Wai
ISBN: 9780972835411
Size: 68.44 MB
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Features over one hundred games for baby showers, including races against the clock, craft-oriented games, memory challenges, and individual and team competitions.

Broken Dreams Shattered Lives

Author: Dan Hurst
Publisher: Living Power
ISBN: 9780615801896
Size: 61.89 MB
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PERSONAL CRISIS. SICKNESS. DEATH OF A LOVED ONE. LOSS OF A JOB. DIVORCE. FINANCIAL RUIN.--- What should you do you do when things go wrong in life, whether it's your fault or someone else's? -- How do you get back on your feet when your whole world has crumbled? -- Is it possible to put your life back together? ---Here is some good news: God does not see you as damaged goods. He does not have a Plan B for you. He knows what you are going through and is ready to restore your life to what He intended for you all along. The God who made life knows how to put it back together when it falls apart. ---In this book, Dan Hurst shares eleven principles that God wants to apply in your life to start picking up the pieces and rebuild you to accomplish His plan.--- Discover: HOW TO TURN LOSS INTO SUCCESS --- WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR LIFE IS BROKEN --- WHERE GOD IS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE NOW? ---- What people are saying about this book: "This book meets the hurting in their darkest hour while inspiring them to reach out in hope for the sometimes unseen hand of God who promises to be there." Kevin Ellers, D.Min. Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator - The Salvation Army Central Territory --- "If you've been saddened, devastated by a loss, overcome by fear, dealt with a medical illness, or felt abandoned by life, this book can help you put your life back on track. A must-read!" Dr. Kevin Hubbard - Heartland Hematology/Oncology Associates

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Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732680
Size: 27.35 MB
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"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Life Of Pi

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307371126
Size: 33.50 MB
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Letters To My Daughter

Author: Tim Orr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979534215
Size: 40.13 MB
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The only thing predictable about life is its constant unpredictability. One moment you could be living the American Dream; the next, you could be immersed in grief. Regardless of where life takes you, it's important to maintain faith in God. Tim Orr's life came crashing down when his wife passed away, leaving him to raise his young daughter by himself. However, an immovable faith in God guided him through the heartbreak, and he and his daughter found a new way forward. In Letters to My Daughter, Orr tells the story of how he escaped a life of sin and depression and found one of faith and happiness. He and his wife had many wonderful years together and completed their family with Faith, a young daughter with Down syndrome. When Faith's mother passed away, Orr wrote poignant yet comforting letters to prepare Faith for life without her mother. Though difficult to accept, tragedy is a part of life. Letters to My Daughter proves that the love of family and God can help us rise from the deepest pits of despair to the great heights of hope.