The stories in Alive! highlight life-and-death moments where the will to survive is the only thing that keeps one hanging on when hope seems lost.
In “The Tot and the Twister,” Derek Burnett tells the dramatic story of a grandmother’s determination to protect three children when a tornado rips through her house. In “Terror on the Cliff,” Kenneth Miller recounts hiker Larry Bishop’s harrowing forty-eight hours clinging to the side of a mountain, thoughts of his wife and daughter giving him the courage to await help. And in “Face to Face with a Grizzly,” Kathy Cook describes how two women who are being mauled by a bear summon all of their strength to defy death.
A captivating collection at once gripping and inspiring, Alive! will keep you on the edge of your seat and remind you how ordinary people can do extraordinary things in extreme circumstances.
I’m sure we all know that feeling of “there but for the grace of God go I”. When you hear a story about a natural disaster, an accident on the highway, a senseless crime, or a vacation gone wrong, you’re thoughts are to stop and say thanks that it wasn’t you. This book was an amazing read of stories that centered around just these kinds of disasters, and the strength and will that people have to survive in the most extreme of circumstances. There are 22 stories in this collection and each one brings about such strong emotions in the reader. You will find yourself with goosebumps and feeling the fear, and the strength and determination of the people in the stories. I give this book a 5/5!
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