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Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History [Hardcover]

By Janine Turner (Author)
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Discusses the role of single mothers from the Roman Empire to the present day through an analysis of the lives and contributions of twelve single mothers, including Blanche of Castile, Abigail Adams, and Harriet Jacobs.

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Life lessons from single mothers throughout history form the inspiration for single mothers today.

Single moms are not just a product of our modern culture. There have been single mothers throughout history, women who have raised not only their children but also nations with a higher vision for life. Holding Her Head High recounts stories of twelve such women from the third to the twenty-first centuries, women who found ways to twist their fates to represent God's destiny for their lives.

These uniquely powerful, brave women, within the scope of their own world and times, are like the ninety-nine percent of single mothers today who never intended to carry that distinction. They are abandoned, widowed, or divorced, all carrying wounds, yet they also all found ways to exhibit courage, kindness, dignity, and faith to heal themselves by healing others.

Actress Janine Turner, herself a single mother, describes the social implications for women and children from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Pioneer days, including a single mother of slavery. Stories from women like Rachel Lavein Fawcett, abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton; Abagail Adams, a wartime widow; Harriet Jacobs, an unwed mother of slavery whose autobiography was published the year the Civil War began; and widowed Belva Lockwood, the first woman to officially run for President, all carrying wounds but all offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement. Lessons include: Listen for God's higher calling Hold your head high Dare to dream Champion your children Heal with humor Don't Give Up Before the Miracle

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Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History by Janine Turner has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Foreword - 02/25/2008
  • People Weekly - 03/17/2008 page 55

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   332
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.54" Width: 5.99" Height: 1.16"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 4, 2008
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  078522324X  
ISBN13  9780785223245  
UPC  020049058770  

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Great Help For Single Moms  Feb 21, 2008
As a (divorced) single mom raising two kids, I found this book extremely helpful and very inspiring! Most days I need some encouragement; I sure found it here, in the stories of women who succeeded in spite of many obstacles to overcome.

As a family counselor I'm also always looking for books to recommend. I am glad to recommend this book to any single mom. It's easy to read, very inspiring, and "fills in the gaps" of history for many of us.

Great reading for any single mom!

Barbara Sheldon, M.S.W.
I also highly recommend: Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
Every Mother Should Read this Book!  Feb 16, 2008
Holding Her Head High is an inspirational book that lifts up every mother, single or married, who ever felt alone and challenged by circumstances beyond her control. Janine Turner, herself a single mother, reaches back through time to bring us well researched, intimate portraits of 12 amazing women who lovingly raised their children through faith and determination, and who "found their wings" along the way, changing history! Janine intersperses their stories with life lessons from each, and her personal observations of life as a single mother.

This book will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift for any mother, and its historical accounts are just in time for Women's History Month in March! I suggest you buy at least two - one for yourself and one to give away!

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