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

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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.

Title:Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0800728211
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages
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    Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing Reviews

  • Alyssa Galindo
    Apr 03, 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 ...

  • Denise Wallace
    Apr 24, 2017

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

  • Victoria W.
    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 too...

  • Becky
    May 17, 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 provi...

  • Al
    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...

  • Lindsay
    May 11, 2017

    Rebekah's story is inspiring. I feel for all that she has gone through and that she is using it for good and God's glory.The format of the actual book itself was choppy and hard to follow. It bounced ...

  • One Word Reviews
    May 10, 2017

    Inspiriting. ...

  • Kenneth Bray
    May 04, 2017

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