Item description for Fighting Back: Living Life Beyond Ourselves by Deena L. Burnett & Anthony F. Giombetti...
Overview Burnett, widow of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett, tells the story of how she fought back to find purpose and joy in her life again, after her husband was killed on that fateful day.
Publishers Description In FIGHTING BACK, Deena Burnett (widow of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett) tells the story of how she fought back to find purpose and joy in her life again, after her husband was killed on that fateful day. Her story demonstrates how each of us can move forward through the hardships of life and have a positive impact on others through the belief that at some point in our lives, we are all called on to be heroes. Deena uses the actions of the passengers of Flight 93 and her own life as examples to re-define our concept of heroism and demonstrate the power of everyday heroes who do the right thing at the right time, no matter how big or small. Deena's story compels us as readers to look at our own lives and realize we each have a choice. If we choose the right way and react positively to the circumstances in which we find ourselves, we can all be transformed into everyday heroes. FIGHTING BACK will encourage you. It will make you laugh. It will cause you to cry. It will touch your heart.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Fighting Back: Living Life Beyond Ourselves?
A must read Sep 8, 2007
This is a very emotional book written by a very strong Spiritual Lady.I highly recomend this book.
Not just another book on Sept. 11th Jan 6, 2007
I had seen Deena Burnett on tv during the days after Sept. 11th. She told her story in a very quiet way. When i read her book i saw a strength and depth in her and her husband Tom that was amazing. This book told me their story but also shed more lite on that terrible day. When a tragedy has a voice, it makes it impossible to forget it. It left me feeling that we all have to do our part in paying attention to the world around us. We all have to have a voice and keep moving forward, even when we think we cannot. A Must Read!
Book is decent but should have included Christian Conservative Warning Sep 9, 2006
I feel that the story of Tom Burnett is very inspiring and he is a true hero. I read this book to learn more about the man and what he did on September 11th. Unfortunately this book is mainly about his wife, who has lived a rich surburban life and seems out of touch with the typical working class American. Those who are very conserative I am sure will enjoy this book because Ms. Burnett throughout the book is very critical of people is this country for having lack of morals. On top of this, she is critical of Bill Clinton and public schools yet she praises the leadership of George W Bush. One thing I thought was almost humerous was that she proposed that public schools needed to bring back prayer to the classroom yet she had stated earlier that she could never send her children to public schools. I am very sympathetic for Deena Burnett, I just feel that there was way too much religion and politics in her book expecially regarding issues that really shouldn't be politicized.
Fighting Back Aug 22, 2006
This book should be required reading for all Americans, expecially with the anniversary of 9/11 coming up. We forget too soon not only the life lost in 9/11, but also those left behind whose lives were changed forever. Deena's story tells not only of the courage and determination of the passengers on Flight 93, but also tries to awaken us all to the price of freedom, and our responsibility to do our best to make America a better place. It is a very emotional and inspiring book.
Making the Right Choices Jul 21, 2006
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. Deena's story inspires me to be a better person, to make right choices not only for myself but for my family and my country. Her determination to make her husband's life count for something by her perseverance to not let America forget what happened on 9/11 is admirable. She struggled to keep her little girls safe and secure, sacrificed her time to get the message "Stand up and Fight" out to the world, and shared her innermost thoughts of losing the love of her life. She is to be admired for her openness in sharing such a difficult time in her life and her boldness in sharing her faith in God.