The Resource American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith, Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice

American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith, Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice

Label
American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith
Title
American spirit
Title remainder
profiles in resilience, courage, and faith
Statement of responsibility
Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice
Title variation
Profiles in resilience, courage, and faith
Title variation remainder
American spirit
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents an inspiring collection of stories of Americans who have persevered over adversity and built extraordinary lives after loss, hardship, and setbacks, showcasing the resilience of the American spirit
  • "Sometimes life leads us through painful and lonely territory. But what happens when you see challenge as an opportunity to discover your purpose--and change the world? Join Taya Kyle and thirty-five remarkable Americans on their extraordinary journeys from despair to lives of passion and service. After losing her husband, 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle, bestselling author Taya Kyle entered a period of inconsolable grief. And yet this darkness has served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve of strength with the help of the generous love and support of family and friends--and also many strangers across American, who selflessly shared their own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Inspired by her experience, Taya found her calling: spreading a message of how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities. Working the trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, coauthor of American Sniper and American Wife, Taya tells her story, as well as those of other Americans who have built extraordinary lives after traveling down life's most difficult roads--through loss, illness, and all manner of setback. They embody the 'American spirit' of resilience, faith, and togetherness that has built the nation. [This book] profiles more than thirty individuals, young and old, rich and not-so-rich, famous and unknown, who have overcome hardship and done extraordinary things for their communities and for the nation at large. The 9/11 survivor, badly burned over 60 percent of his body, who asked himself, What debt do I owe to God? And to my fellow human beings? What am I supposed to do with this miracle of survival? The man and the hole in his heart who runs ultramarathons. The young cancer victim whose lemonade stand inspired a revolutionary new model for fighting the deadly disease. The blind cyclist; the pastor who became an undercover investigator; and more. IN the end these stories teach us how to find purpose and heal the world, no matter the difficulty. 'Every action, big or small,' Taya writes, 'has the potential to spark someone else's movement.'"-- Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kyle, Taya
Dewey number
  • 920.073
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT220.5
LC item number
.K95 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DeFelice, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Conduct of life
  • Courage
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Personal narratives
  • United States
Label
American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith, Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Finding purpose and changing the world one challenge, one life at a time"-- Cover
  • "The American Sniper legacy continues"-- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Hoping -- Growing a future -- Getting them there -- To help others -- Moving past grief -- A roof over their heads -- Giving back -- Honor, memory, and angels -- Belief -- Spirit's wings -- CKFF
Control code
sky295090299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780062683717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
nj 04/19
Label
American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith, Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice
Publication
Note
  • "Finding purpose and changing the world one challenge, one life at a time"-- Cover
  • "The American Sniper legacy continues"-- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Hoping -- Growing a future -- Getting them there -- To help others -- Moving past grief -- A roof over their heads -- Giving back -- Honor, memory, and angels -- Belief -- Spirit's wings -- CKFF
Control code
sky295090299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780062683717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
nj 04/19

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