The Courage to Survive


Author: Dennis J. Kucinich

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597775687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 8663

The power of courage and faith transform this inspiring political autobiography of presidential candidate Kucinich into a compelling self-help book for those who are searching for the key to achieving their own dreams.

The Courage to Survive and Beyond


Author: Owen Diaz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477130357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 7282

Every now and then a book comes along that is not only memorable, but encouraging and energizing. “We only live once, what kind of life will it be?” Everyone is searching for happiness and few are finding it. Owen’s lives the life of faith, hope, love, and fulfillment. His story is an example of a Classic American Dream. This book is packed with amusing personal anecdotes and adventures that bring inspiration to readers.

The courage to survive

the life career of the chronic dialysis patient


Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Saunders


Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3172

Heart of a Patriot

How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove


Author: Max Cleland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439141267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6758

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost his fiancée, too. But instead of giving up, Cleland discovered that he has what it takes to survive: the heart of a patriot. Doctors did not give Cleland much hope when he returned from Vietnam, but he overcame his despair through his bonds with other wounded soldiers. Against all odds, he realized his dream of becoming a Senator. But after being smeared as unpatriotic in a reelection campaign, a long-dormant case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sent him back to Walter Reed Hospital. Surrounded by the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, Cleland again found the faith and endurance to regain control of his life. In a gut-wrenching memoir that is free of bitterness but frank about the costs of being a soldier, Max Cleland describes with love the ties America’s soldiers forge with one another, along with the disillusionment many of them experience when they come home. Heart of a Patriot is a story about the joy of serving the country you love, no matter the cost—and how to recover from the deepest wounds of war.

To End All Wars

A True Story about the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive


Author: Ernest Gordon

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310340640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 1331

Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland ‘Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House–in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.’ When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious ‘Railroad of Death’, where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners’ camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon’s gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 4449

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

The Courage to Remember

PTSD - From Trauma to Triumph


Author: Lester Tenney

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990638022

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 8546

How can you free yourself from the oppression of the past and the imprisonment of your mind? In "The Courage To Remember," Les Tenney describes how he personally overcame the despair of Post-Traumatic Stress resulting from torture, starvation, disease, imprisonment and slavery. One of the few remaining survivors of World War II's infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, and three-and-a-half years as a Prisoner of War and slave of the Japanese, Tenney writes a gripping firsthand account. More important, this book outlines how he dealt with and overcame the emotional trauma that followed for many years, outlining how he trained his mind to focus on the positive, set realistic goals, use each setback to propel him forward, and be a victim no more. This is an important book which offers hope to others who continue to suffer from trauma.

The Courage to Become

The Virtues of Humanism


Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275960161

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

View: 1140

Does life have meaning if one rejects belief in God? This book responds affirmatively to that question. Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular humanist, provides a powerful defense of the humanist alternative, rejecting both religious spirituality and nihilism. In this inspirational book, Kurtz outlines the basic virtues of the secular humanist outlook. These virtues include "courage," not simply to be or to survive, but to overcome and "become"; that is, to fulfill our highest aspirations and ideals in the face of obstacles. The two other virtues Kurtz identifies are "cognition" (reason and science in establishing truth) and "moral caring" (compassion and benevolence in our relationships with others.) Kurtz offers an optimistic appraisal of the human prospect and outlines a philosophy both for the individual and the global community.

Beyond Courage

Shipwrecked and Adrift : One Family Fights to Survive


Author: Robert Aros

Publisher: Shore Pub

ISBN: 9780963870407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 9384

The author describes how he and his family survived after a shipwreck in the South Pacific, while friends and fellow yachters attempted to launch a rescue mission

The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear


Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466828099

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 2073

The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5387

Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.

The Courage to Lead

Leadership in the African American Urban Church


Author: James H. Harris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502147

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 2096

Focusing on pastoral and lay leadership in the African-American church, this books deals with internal and external issues - such as the tendency towards bifurcated mentality and practices, and the social issue of race and affirmative action.

Body Punishment

OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal


Author: Maggie Lamond Simone

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937612821

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 1461

Maggie Lamond Simone details her experience with recovery from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction. Her painful journey provides insight for the thousands of others who similarly cut, starve, pick, drink, pluck, purge, and otherwise hurt themselves in private in order to survive in public. She also explores the issues of substance abuse, anxiety, and depression that commonly occur with OCD. Maggie Lamond Simone is an award-winning columnist and author. Her first column anthology, From Beer to Maternity, was released in November 2009. She has a black belt in Kenpo karate and a master's degree from the Newhouse School of Public Policy.

The Courage to Grieve

My Story of Love, Loss, Grief, and Hope


Author: David W. Ingram

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480841617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 5474

Author David W. Ingram met his future wife, Kimberly, when she sixteen years old. When he was seventeen, Ingram convinced her to date him. They eventually married and lived a loving life together for thirty years. It all came crashing down when Kimberly was diagnosed with colon cancer and waged a battle against it for four years. In The Courage to Grieve, Ingram narrates his personal story through grief as he learns to live without his beloved wife. It delves into the mind and emotions of a newly grieving spouse and follows him for the first year afterward. This memoir describes an undying love and devotion during four years of suffering, then the aftermath left behind after the death of a beloved spouse. The Courage to Grieve tells how Ingram drew on his faith in God to choose to survive or give in to his overwhelming sorrow. Written during a years time, it offers a sense of hope and recovery for others facing the grieving process.

My Fight to Survive

An Inspirational True Story


Author: Lisa L. Valvano

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 158500149X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 6072

We all travel many roads on our journeys through life, some are smooth and some are rocky. At times, we wonder where the roads are leading. We feel lost and have doubts we will ever reach our destiny. Yet, no matter how many obstacles are placed in our paths, we somehow find the courage to keep going. In my autobiography, I have taken a tragic event and tried to use it to spread a message of hope. My story is unique because I am the only person on record to ever survive my type of broken neck. I have been as open and honest as possible, sharing my thoughts and my coping strategies. My story will make you laugh and cry, but most of all, it will show you that devastating events can be overcome. It is my hope that you will read my book, and that you will come away with a feeling of peace and a sense of wonder.

Julie: The Courage to Breathe


Author: Roy E. Ice


ISBN: 1300640391

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2213

"I don't think I'm coming home. Something doesn't feel right," Julie said. She was right. Her lungs functions had dropped to even lower levels and doctors were unsure of what to do next. For the first time in our marriage, I saw my wife using oxygen. With the air flowing, her oxygen levels were 91%. Without it, they were 62%. My Julie's lungs were dying. As the days passed, I would witness her health decline further. As Julie lay motionless throughout the night, I would hold her as we listened to the steady, unrelenting grind of her feeding tube pump. On this hospitalization, the words: End Stage Cystic Fibrosis were spoken for the first time. A double lung transplant would be the only way to save her life. If we could keep her alive long enough, she could walk out of the hospital on her own. She would have to rely on her courage to breathe to do it.

And It Was Full of Light!

Finding the Courage to Overcome Homophobic Bullying and Hate


Author: Robert W. Littlefield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452054932

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 4299

Kyle Faulkner, the star quarterback at his Texas high school, finds Bobby Faulkner, the only openly gay student at school, badly beaten in the locker room shower. Surviving the beating was only the first hurdle Bobby had to face-- going back to school took a great deal of courage, but he found support from an unexpected source.

The Courage to Trust

A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships


Author: Cynthia Lynn Wall

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 8414

You’re probably familiar with the old saying, once bitten, twice shy. It describes a painful uncertainty many of us feel every day as we try to engage with other people. Acts of betrayal from our pasts can lead us into long cycles of wariness and mistrust. An inability to trust wisely can lead us to loneliness and isolation, or worse—putting our trust in the wrong people too easily. The good news is that the ability to trust is both a choice and a skill that you can develop. You do not have to be controlled by the past. To a child, trust is a feeling that comes and goes, always under the influence of other people. Only as an adult can you learn how and when to trust more wisely. This book is a warm and friendly guide to achieving greater self-confidence and deeper levels of intimacy and trust. Helped along by the book’s exercises and ideas for self-reflection, you’ll begin to develop new patterns of trust. Start by getting comfortable trusting your own instincts. Then, experiment with developing relationships based on mutual trust and curiosity. Learn from and then let go of old betrayals that have impaired your trust-building skills, and approach the rest of your life with a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.

How Would You Like a Bite of This Fruit?


Author: Rodney Votion

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449745105

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 5112

This book is about the explanations we each seek to be provided with that will help us grow and become mature human beings. These are thoughts that lead to profound questioning of why things are the way they are. Peace of mind is the development we all seek to achieve, no matter where we exist.