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The Resource Taking my life back : my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory, with Anthony Flacco

Taking my life back : my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory, with Anthony Flacco

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Taking my life back : my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing
Title
Taking my life back
Title remainder
my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing
Statement of responsibility
Rebekah Gregory, with Anthony Flacco
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of terrorists' homemade bombs packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, Rebekah's legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. Eighteen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, her left leg was amputated. Despite the extraordinary trauma she underwent and the nightmares she continues to have, Rebekah sees it as just another part of her personal journey, a journey that has led her through abuse, mistakes, and pain and into the arms of Jesus. This stirring memoir tells the story of her recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race, and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives--the good, the bad, and even the terrifying. Readers will be moved by the joyous way Rebekah is determined to live her life, seeing every obstacle as part of how God forms us into the people we are meant to be. Readers will also find comfort in the message that it's not what they can or can't do that makes the difference, but rather what God, in his mercy, does through them despite it all. Life is hard, but with God all things are possible
Summary
A spectator at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who suffered the loss of her leg and incurred other debilitating injuries while protecting her son explores how her lengthy journey to recovery has compelled her to explore her faith in unique ways and advanced her resolve to live a meaningful life
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10560057
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Gregory, Rebekah
Dewey number
277.3/083092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR1725.G8617
LC item number
A3 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Flacco, Anthony
  • OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Gregory, Rebekah
  • Christian biography
  • Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston, Mass., 2013
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Amputees
  • Electronic books
  • Autobiography
Target audience
adult
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my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing
Label
Taking my life back : my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory, with Anthony Flacco
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A6DE03BA-008C-45C5-93D3-DFF9C2B383F9
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493406944
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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color illustrations
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EB00684133
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
A6DE03BA-008C-45C5-93D3-DFF9C2B383F9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981759981
  • (OCoLC)ocn981759981
Label
Taking my life back : my story of faith, determination, and surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory, with Anthony Flacco
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A6DE03BA-008C-45C5-93D3-DFF9C2B383F9
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493406944
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Publisher number
EB00684133
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A6DE03BA-008C-45C5-93D3-DFF9C2B383F9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981759981
  • (OCoLC)ocn981759981

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