Where There's Hope by Elizabeth Smart

Where There's Hope

Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, My Story—about being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survive—with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life.Author. Activist. Victim—no more.In her fearless memoir, My Story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth detailed, for the first ti...


Details Where There's Hope

TitleWhere There's Hope
ISBN9781250115522
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Self Help
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Reviews Where There's Hope

  • Janell
    1970-01-01
    Although I did not read Elizabeth Smart's first book, 'My Story,' I received a copy of "Where There's Hope," through a Goodreads giveaway. I don't always read books of this genre, so I was a little hesitant to pick it up. But now I admit, I appreciated much of what she shared, and thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's easy to read and easy to read a few chapters at a time and then ponder on how much attitude has to do with one's outlook on life. Thr...
  • Sharon Huether
    1970-01-01
    Elizabeth Smart tells of her kidnapping and the hope she had of being found . Later in the book, she expresses her faith.I would put faith before hope.She has conversations with different survivors, to get an insight on what helped them.Forgiveness is so important, not so much to the perpetrator,but to the victim to help them go forward with their lives. As she stated.I won this free book from Goodreads First Reads.
  • Sheila
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an advanced readers edition. This is a very powerful read to understand how different people from different background and tragedies find Hope and Healing after the situation. This book is one that I will definitely recommend to others. Life is too short. We all have the power to rise above and stronger than what has tired to pull us down. Understanding Hope and Healing is the key to our lives. Thank you for the strength t...
  • Melody
    1970-01-01
    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Here is my review: Elizabeth Smart is one amazing young lady and I really admire her. How do you go through what she went through and come out okay in the end? How do you take a situation that was bad and turn it into something that changes people's lives for the good? How do you have hope that things will get better? In this book, Elizabeth interviews different people who have had a variety of strugg...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I won this book from goodreads. I didn't know what to expect. I had not read Elizabeth Smart's previous book, but I recall being intrigued about her after her experiences as a 14/15 year old. I was surprised when I couldn't put it down. I was anxious to hear the next person who had made such a positive influence in her life. Her perspective in life is admirable. She went through such a traumatic experience, yet has come out on the other side, hea...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    Elizabeth Smart is an amazing woman. This is a true story. As a child, she was abducted and brutally tortured and sexually assaulted during the nine months before she was rescued. In her book, Where There's Hope, Elizabeth interviews other survivors who have gone through different challenging experiences looking to discover how they coped and what got them to where they are now. Throughout the interviews, Elizabeth interjects more about the horro...
  • Amy Vey
    1970-01-01
    What an uplifting book!! No matter what we go through as humans, this book goes to show us exactly how resilient we can choose to be. It's all about our choices splashed with forgiveness, endurance, our tribe that supports us, our faith, and so much more. The examples of others listed in this book will have you thinking, "wow, I didn't/don't have it so bad" in comparison. It definitely will put perspective on where you are in life, where you want...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I received this as an ARC.This wasn't a bad book, but I don't think it does well what it sets out to do. The book is mainly a series of interviews that Elizabeth Smart conducts, mostly with people who have gone through some horrible event, like an assault, a loss of a loved one, or cancer, to name a few. The chapters each have a theme, like "The Red of Rage", and each chapter ends with a couple of questions to ask yourself (except for chapter 6, ...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Review to come.
  • Linda Epach
    1970-01-01
    "Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up" by Elizabeth Smart was anassortment of stories/interviews with people who like Elizabeth Smart have managed to survive a horrific event. Very inspirational book filled with faith and grace. She is a remarkable young woman as are the people included in her book. It is an easy read and something you can read as chapters and walk away as each chapter is a stand alone.
  • Patricia Ann
    1970-01-01
    I struggled with writing a review of this book because it is aimed at the general public as an audience. My struggle was with how a person who had been victimized or traumatized might perceive the book. I received it from GoodReads for an honest opinion. I found the book to be similar to a "cozy"mystery. Good for some purposes, enjoyable, and missing the deeper involvement and details of a James Patterson/Clive Cussler. Elizabeth Smart interweave...
  • Stephanie Price
    1970-01-01
    I won an advance copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway. The book comes out at the end of March 2018. I have always been really interested in Elizabeth Smart's story and how she has been able to turn something awful into something powerful and influential as she helps so many other people. I read her first book "My Story" and really enjoyed it, but was curious to hear a little bit more about what happened afterwards and how she was able to a...
  • Lindsey
    1970-01-01
    "We all leave this earth. We all die, and we don't get to know what comes next. It takes a lot of courage just to live life."In "My Story", Elizabeth Smart put into words the account of her kidnapping and captivity. This book doesn't rehash that experience, other than a few paragraphs here and there. Mostly, this book is about how Elizabeth Smart was able to keep her faith and heal from the trauma she experienced. In each section, Elizabeth explo...
  • LD
    1970-01-01
    I had two initial assumptions when I received an advanced reader's copy of this book: 1.) the author would be divulging intimate details of her kidnapping and 2.) the self-help message would be dominated by religion. The foreword quickly dispelled both of my assumptions. The purpose of the book is to discuss resilience, hope, and moving forward with respected individuals or people of importance in Elizabeth Smart's life. I didn't find any earth-s...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    I received this book in a giveaway and am so glad that I did. I have not read her first book , and truthfully I would never have thought to get this book on my own to read. Elizabeth Smart writes an inspiring book. She gives a little of her own background and what inspires her and she has interviewed several people who have suffered hardships or setbacks and their testimony about their ongoing faith and positive outlook for their future is inspir...
  • Tennille
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as a First Reads book from Goodreads.This was a well written, thought provoking book, with splashes of humor. It does not shy away from the harsh realities of life, but it always has a hopeful, uplifting view of the future. While interviewing people who have faced great difficulties in life, Elizabeth's refrain is that we are not what happens to us in life, but how we choose to respond to it. I especially like the fact that s...
  • Ione
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as part of the Giveaway and am glad I had the opportunity to read it. It is a fast read but well written and has a good message. I appreciate that Ms. Smart did not force feed her audience religious accolades. Instead, she talks about her faith and at the same time is very respectful of others. I find this refreshing, especially in today's world. By interviewing people with varied backgrounds, lifestyles and faiths she has ma...
  • Meagan
    1970-01-01
    I won this book in a giveaway. Before receiving my copy, I did not really know what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised while reading. Elizabeth Smart retells bits and pieces of her story while she interviews others who she finds to be inspiring in some way. I found myself struggling to put the book down at times because I wanted to hear from the next person, and see how their stories connected back to Elizabeth's life. She o...
  • Judie Dooley
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from goodreads. Thank you for picking my name. I really enjoyed the first part of this book where Elizabeth Smart was telling her experience about being kidnapped and then her time after where she had to come to terms with finding forgiveness of her captives,. The rest of the book was about other people who has survived tragedys a nd had to come to terms with them and find their way to move forward .
  • Dorothy Mariotti
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Goodreads and the author, Elizabeth Smart, for the opportunity to read the novel, Where There's Hope. It is a testimony to those who have horrific events in their lives but, through it all, continue to move forward and to hope. The people's stories in the book brings tears to your eyes and, also, gives you hope that, no matter, what challenges comes to our lives that we can find faith to overcome.
  • Krista-Lise
    1970-01-01
    She was kidnapped then beaten and raped for 9 months by a psychotic wannabe religious zealot and his brainwashed wife. This woman is my hero. She turned all of her darkness into light. I don't think I have ever read a story that has made me cry so much. She has more strength than most people have in a freaking lifetime. I don't know how she did it. I will forever be floored and her story will forever be my inspiration. Do not wait, do not pass go...
  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from Goodreads Giveaways. Where There's Hope by Elizabeth Smart is an inspiring story of survivors overcoming traumatic events.This book contains conversations Elizabeth Smart has with survivors who have overcome difficult traumatic events. Where There's Hope shows you can overcome trauma. Don't give up. You can find peace. You can heal.
  • Stephanie Nelson
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from a Goodreads giveaway. I have always thought that Elizabeth must be one of the strongest young women in the world, and now I know it to be fact after reading this book. She has a successful life and is fulfilling her dreams one step at a time, regardless of what happened to her when she was a child.
  • Aletha Pagett
    1970-01-01
    The essence of this powerful book can be summed up in a quote from its pages. "Where will I find the strength to survive? And how will I find the strength to forgive?"Elizabeth Smart, a survivor of horrendous trauma, interviews other survivors to shine the light of hope on our lives.I received this book through Goodreads.
  • Will
    1970-01-01
    I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.Elizabeth Smart weaves experiences from her life, bad as well as good, with those of the famous (e.g. Diane von Furstenberg, Mandy Patinkin) and not-so-famous she interviews in pursuit of understanding how to face struggles in life and to leave them behind.
  • Gina
    1970-01-01
    I thought this book was an excellent showcase of bravery and courage. I am Glad Elizabeth had Faith in God to keep her strong, and courage enough to tell her story. She is a beautiful women, an excellent story teller and a true warrior. Thank you for the advance book copy.
  • Alexandria
    1970-01-01
    Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up is a great book i am so happy to have this book thanks. her strength and faith is amazing this will give hope to many people.
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    Elizabeth Smart has written of her horrifying experience and how she was able to come through it and move forward in her life. Her faith, her courage, and her strong will shine through. Elizabeth is an extraordinary young lady and her book is amazing.
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    This is an uplifting, heartfelt compendium of selected insights from conversations with those who have faced challenges and moved forward. I admire Elizabeth Smart for her strength, hope, and humanity. The book doesn't provide a recipe for recovery, but instead it provides inspiration by example.
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Coming from an experience that was horrific the author shows her resilience in this book. Sharing how hope can help us survive everyday suffering in a very readable non-preachy way.