Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up

Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up Review

Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, My Story—about being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survive—with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life.

Author. Activist. Victim—no more.

In her fearless memoir, My Story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth 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, she’s 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 adversity—victims of violence, disease, war, and loss—to 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 There’s Hope is the result of Elizabeth’s 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.

Title:Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Janell

    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 he...

  • Sharon Huether

    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, t...

  • Jessica

    I received this as an ARC.This wasn't a bad book, but I don't think it does well what it sets out to do. The book is mainly a series of interviews that Elizabeth Smart conducts, mostly with people who...

  • Sheila

    I received this book as an advanced readers edition. This is a very powerful read to understand how different people from different background and tragedies find Hope and Healing after the situation. ...

  • Patricia Ann

    I struggled with writing a review of this book because it is aimed at the general public as an audience. My struggle was with how a person who had been victimized or traumatized might perceive the boo...

  • Melody

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Here is my review: Elizabeth Smart is one amazing young lady and I really admire her. How do you go through what she went through and come out okay in the...

  • Jessica

    I won this book from goodreads. I didn't know what to expect. I had not read Elizabeth Smart's previous book, but I recall being intrigued about her after her experiences as a 14/15 year old. I was su...

  • Diane

    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 T...

  • Amy Vey

    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, o...

  • Larry

    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 a...