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

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

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 Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, My Story?about being held in captivity as...

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Title:Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up
Author:Elizabeth Smart
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

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

  • Sandy
    Jun 02, 2018
    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 ...
  • Emma
    May 11, 2018
    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 pa...
  • Amber Spencer
    Jun 19, 2018
    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 li...
  • Sarah
    Jul 09, 2018
    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. ...
  • Melody
    Feb 11, 2018
    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 end? How do you take a situation that was bad and turn it into something that cha...
  • Cathy
    May 30, 2018
    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. ...
  • Sharon Huether
    Nov 21, 2017
    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 ...
  • LD
    Oct 21, 2017
    I had two initial assumptions when I received an advanced reader's copy of this book: 1.) the author would be divulging intimate details of her kidnapping and 2.) the self-help message would be dominated by religion. The foreword quickly dispelled both of my assumptions. The purpos...
  • Carrie
    Mar 27, 2018
    I vaguely remember the media coverage surrounding Elizabeth Smart's disappearance and subsequent rescue. She's only a year older than I am, and I didn't really pay attention to news until I got to high school at least. I remember her disappearance and her eventual rescue, but I didn't ...
  • Stephanie P
    Jan 22, 2018
    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 othe...
  • Janell
    Jan 18, 2018
    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 thor...
  • Morgan Lyons
    Jun 29, 2018
    Meh. I should probably just stop reading her stuff (which is easy to say since she's only published two books and I've now read them both), because I'm never overly impressed by it. Once again, the stories shared here are inspiring; the writing less so. In fairness to Elizabeth, I ...
  • Lindsey
    Jan 05, 2018
    "We all leave this earth. We all die, and we don't get to know what comes next. It takes a lot of courage just to live life." In "My Story", Elizabeth Smart put into words the account of her kidnapping and captivity. This book doesn't rehash that experience, other than a few paragra...
  • Jessica
    Nov 30, 2017
    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 have gone through some horrible event, like an assault, a loss of a loved one, or c...
  • Donna
    May 16, 2018
    This is a difficult book for me to rate. This happened in my neck of the woods, so I feel emotionally tied to the whole story. I admire her strength and that of her parents. I like the idea behind this book. The author included some inspirational stories from different people who h...
  • Diane
    Jan 12, 2018
    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 chal...
  • Amy Vey
    Nov 23, 2017
    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 ...
  • Sheila
    Dec 04, 2017
    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. This book is one that I will definitely recommend to others. Life is too short. We all...
  • Patricia Ann
    Nov 29, 2017
    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 book. I received it from GoodReads for an honest opinion. I found the book to be similar ...
  • Alycia
    Apr 04, 2018
    I admire Elizabeth Smart for all she does. This book is an easy read and pretty good. She talks to a diverse group of people and her writing style is so casual it makes me laugh, in a good way. For a moment she touches on a LDS acquaintance who came out as gay, didn't find much sup...
  • Hope Harbeck
    Apr 10, 2018
    I am glad I purchased and read this book. I don?t typically read books of this type/genre. My sisters were visiting me from out of town and we went to hear Elizabeth Smart at a book signing at a local Independent book store I support. We all enjoyed it and bought her book. I have not...
  • Chrysta
    Apr 04, 2018
    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 m...
  • Rissa
    Apr 22, 2018
    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. Where theres hope 4?? If you were broken and t...
  • Larry
    Apr 10, 2018
    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 and asks them how they got through their personal hell or what makes their lives so wor...
  • Jessica
    Nov 16, 2017
    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 surprised when I couldn't put it down. I was anxious to hear the next person who had...
  • Deb
    May 07, 2018
    I read Elizabeth Smart's first book and enjoyed it. This one tells a little more of her story interwoven with other people's stories. There's a lot of hurt and healing expressed in this book. There's hope too. It's a very uplifting book. I am most impressed by the personal connections ...
  • Dena
    Jul 12, 2018
    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. I...
  • Linda Epach
    Feb 13, 2018
    "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 w...
  • Amanda
    Jul 25, 2018
    I loved this book, she interviews people around the world who have been through trauma. Very eye opening. ...
  • turney12
    Apr 15, 2018
    Love her. Inspiration. Read this book. Learn about Elizabeth and many others who have suffered adversary. A wife. A mother. A author. She will not let mine months of capativy define who the person she is now. You want to be her friend. Loved this book because of the inspiration stories...