Read Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing Online Free - -It is impossible to remain unmoved by Gregory's emotional, open memoir of surviving the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. . . . This is a truly feel-good book that doesn't stint on the challenges that life throws at us. —Publishers Weekly, starred review
On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of terrorists' homemade bombs packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. Eighteen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, her left leg was amputated.
Despite the extraordinary trauma she underwent and the nightmares she continues to have, Rebekah sees it as just another part of her personal journey, a journey that has led her through abuse, mistakes, and pain and into the arms of Jesus. This stirring memoir tells the story of her recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race, and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives—the good, the bad, and even the terrifying.
Readers will be moved by the joyous way Rebekah is determined to live her life, seeing every obstacle as part of how God forms us into the people we are meant to be. Readers will also find comfort in the message that it's not what they can or can't do that makes the difference, but rather what God, in his mercy, does through them despite it all. Life is hard, but with God all things are possible.
|Title||:||Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
July 22, 2017
Some memoirs are intended to enlighten and entertain - read today, not wholly remembered tomorrow. Others last a bit longer but the detailed impressions fade. Yet there are a few memoirs which open our eyes wide, prick our hearts, touching us so deeply we are called to remove our how-we-want-the-...
May 22, 2017
Struggled to reach past page nine (first page of introduction), Boston Marathon bombing referred to as, "second largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil." In terms of what? Fatalities? Not by a long shot. Victims? Property damage? I'm sure Flacco and Gregory forgot about Oklahoma City to say the lea...
June 14, 2017
Rebekah Gregory is not a victim she's truly a survivor, a thriver, and a warrior.
Not many books capture my attention to read them straight through but I honestly couldn't put this down.
Her writing is heartfelt, genuine, empathetic, loving, and truly motivating.
Courage, strength, patience, and sup...
April 04, 2017
If you want to be inspired and deeply changed, this memoir will deliver in more ways than one.
I am in awe of what I have just read. I have been following Rebekah's story since the very beginning. To now know the spiritual and deeply personal elements of the story that contributed in changing so...
May 04, 2017
Abandoned it at 65%. In my opinion, a waste of time and money.
July 29, 2017
Inspiriting recovery. However, the story shies too far away from certain relationship topics, and sugarcoats others in the form of God's plan. In keeping with the Christian message of the book, it doesn't do the reader justice when she speaks of her relationships. She went on a trip with her son...
April 24, 2017
A heartfelt and inspiring story that resonates with you long after you put the book down.
May 22, 2017
Gregory states early in her book that she sees herself as a survivor and her book bears testament to this statement. Although her book does spend a large portion of time exploring the events which took place at the 2013 Marathon and her following recovery, Gregory also spends much of the book gui...
June 30, 2017
3 1/2 rounded up to 4.
Rebekah Gregory chose not to be a victim but a survivor. She shares her story of not just the Boston bombing but her growing up years and what shaped her to be the person she is today.
"...if you expect to read about a perfect Christian life with a pretty little bow on it, yo...
May 20, 2017
First sentence: On April 15, 2013, the world came to know me as "Rebekah Gregory--Boston Marathon bombing victim."
Premise/plot: Rebekah Gregory shares her story with readers in this memoir. She provides some background story throughout, but, the main focus is on her life since the bombing. This...