Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing by Rebekah Gregory

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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
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ISBN : 0800728211
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Pamela rated it ★★★★☆

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-...

Al rated it ★☆☆☆☆

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...

Amy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

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...

Kenneth rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 04, 2017

Abandoned it at 65%. In my opinion, a waste of time and money.

Donna rated it ★★★★★

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...

Alyssa rated it ★★★★★

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...

Caitlyn rated it ★★★☆☆

November 05, 2017

Alright. Superficial through a lot of her life story.

Brad rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

Taking My Life Back by Rebekah Gregory is her story of survival after the Boston Marathon Bombing. She was just feet away from the first bomb when it exploded. She is candid and raw about her experience in the hospital with multiple surgeries and the decision to amputate her leg. She speaks about...

Denise rated it ★★★★★

April 24, 2017

A heartfelt and inspiring story that resonates with you long after you put the book down.

Victoria rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

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