This week the library received a book that many readers will find helpful and inspiring. Check out: Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth Smart.

Elizabeth Smart was abducted and held captive by a religious fanatic and his wife when she was a teenager. After months of torture, she was rescued and was able to pick up the pieces of her life. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and she travels the country speaking to educate, inspire, and foster change in the world.

This is her second book. Her first, My Story, tells of her ordeal and how she overcame it. This book focuses more how she and others have been able to endure and deal with all sorts of adversity. She shares the lessons she has learned through her own struggles, and her conversations with others including spiritual leaders, other survivors of trauma, and even her own parents. Her mission is to help readers make peace with their own pasts and embrace the future.

If this book interests you, it can be found in the non-fiction section of the library in Dewey number 364. You will also find Ms Smart’s first book in this section, as well as a book written by her parents about the ordeal.