I was approached about a month ago by Dani Savilla from Survivor Corps to review the book I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis, http://iwillnotbebroken.org by Jerry White. Dani was so enthusiastic about the book that I decided to give it a read. I must admit I was a bit reluctant to start reading because I thought it might be a bit depressing. I knew that the point of the book was that people can learn to thrive (not just survive) after trauma and tragedy; however, I was concerned that reading about so many people's experiences of tragedy would be difficult. I was wrong! I was completely wrong! It is a very inspiring and uplifting book! I have not wanted to put it down (I am not quite finished).
The author of this great book, Jerry White, suffered the loss of his leg after stepping on a landmine in Israel in 1984. I have to say that Jerry has done a phenomenal job weaving together his story and the stories of many other people into a very uplifting book. I believe Jerry's book is genius in action. Even thought he shares details of tragic events and raw emotions, the pages are filled with hope and positivity. He provides a clear road map for moving from surviving to thriving. I think this is a must read for anyone who has had some type of challenge in life - I think that is probably everyone! I do not receive any monetary benefits by recommending this book. I have benefited spiritually, mentally, and emotionally from reading the book so I do feel obligated to pay it forward by writing this review and letting you know about Jerry's organization - Survivor Corps.
Here is an excerpt from the promotional material about this fine book -
As co-founder of Survivor Corps, White has connected with thousands of victims of tragedy, and in I WILL NOT BE BROKEN, he shares their collective wisdom, which he distills into an effective five-step program for turning tragedy into triumph:
- Face facts
- Choose life
- Reach out
- Get moving
- Give back
In their own words, his fellow survivors share their stories—a group that includes the well known like Lance Armstrong, Elie Wiesel, and the late Princess Diana, but also everyday people including soldiers and veterans of the military. With compassion, White takes readers through the process of not only enduring tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.
If you are interested in this book, check out this link to read more about the book and to download a few chapters from the book.