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ISBN:0984295194
Author: Leymah Gbowee
ISBN13: 978-0984295197
Title: Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
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Publisher: Beast Books; First Trade Paper Ed edition (March 26, 2013)
Pages: 272

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah Gbowee



Mighty Be Our Powers book. I wonder if this kind of commitment to character is lacking because she herself doesn't really know the people who carried her.

MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers. WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together-and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country-and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and dreams. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women's rights advocate. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, the founding head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, as well as co-founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). It was our selection for our January, 2013, session, and all of us are enthusiastic about this book. We were dismayed to find that our county library system here in Northern New Jersey has only 3 copies.

How sisterhood, prayer and sex changed a nation at war. Defy a dictator. End a war. Years of fighting destroyed her country - and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams

In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together-and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts-and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force

With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history. Download from free file storage. Скачать с помощью Mediaget. com/Mighty Be Our Powers- How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War.

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War, Beast Books (September 13, 2011), ISBN 978-842951-5-9. Leymah Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers (New York: Beast Books, 2011), written with Carol Mithers, pp. 59-68. 69. ^ Leymah Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers (New York: Beast Books, 2011), written with Carol Mithers, pp. 80-81 and p. 82. ^ Leymah Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers (New York: Beast Books, 2011), written with Carol Mithers, p. 81. 111. ^ Leymah Gbowee Biography

In Mighty Be Our Powers, she traces her journey from abused civil war refugee to women's rights and peace activist. Read an excerpt of this book. On it, you wrote down whatever you hoped for the coming year, then cast it into a big steel drum in the center of the yard. The pastor said a prayer and touched a lit match to the pile. The smoke would go straight up to God, who would make your wishes come true. As a child I had often wished for health. I was sick a lot - measles, malaria, cholera. I'd also wished for good grades, and for things to go well for my family. This year, I was seventeen, finishing high school and about to start at the university

Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world. If you're looking for some 'sisterhood power' style inspiration, this is your book.

Gbowee's memoir, Mighty Be Their Powers, chronicles the unthinkable violence she's faced throughout her life and the peace she has helped broker by empowering hundreds of her countrywomen and others around the world to take action and takes listeners along on her continuing journey as she harnesses the power of women to bring her country peace, saves herself, and changes history. Leymah bore witness to the worst of humanity and helped bring Liberia out of the dark

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia.As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that destroyed her country and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Propelled by her realization that it is women and girls who suffer most during conflicts, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. She helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that engaged in public protest, confronted Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-and became an international leader who changed history, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, and fiercely advocates for girls' empowerment and leadership. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.
Reviews: 7
Taur
On October 7, 2011, Leymah Gbowee was one of 3 women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. This book is her story. She has written a revealing and seemingly uncensored tale of her country (Liberia), her personal doubts, failures and struggles in finding, defining and implementing her goals, and the impact she and other women of like mind and courage have had on showing women throughout Africa how to be major influences in bringing peace and reconciliation to their war ravaged countries.

When one considers the impossible setting in which this woman insisted on developing and growing her movement, her success in influencing peace in Liberia is nothing short of miraculous.

If you know of Africa, read her story. If you know little of Africa. definitely read it. If you are a woman, read her story. If you are a man, definitely read it.
Fearlessrunner
An inspiring, motivating, and uplifting book recounting some of Liberia's worst and most troubling days. Leymah who I am honored to call friend, represents a brave and supremely confident woman who through her miraculous personal power and remarkable ability simply to survive leads us all to a level of joyous love and understanding simply by reading her words.

In her work, MIGHTY BE OUR POWERS, Leymsh begins with first, suffering, second facing tragedy and disasters, and finally by marshalling her strength of will, outstanding intelligence, overwhelming ability to lead and inspire others, and stand firm while others waver shows how one single woman formed a network of like-minded friends and put an end to dictatorship and oppression and led her homeland, Liberia, into the dawn of a new day of freedom and safety.
Frei
I read this book shortly after it was published, in the autumn of 2011, soon after the author, Leymah Gbowee, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I founded her story wrenching and inspirational. Some parts, in which she describes atrocities and the sufferings of herself and others, are difficult to read. In this way, her book calls to mind The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran. Leymah Gbowee is unstintingly honest about herself and her own frailties. As her story continues, her personal growth and the success of her women's movement is triumphant and inspirational..

I immediately thought of my book group. It was our selection for our January, 2013, session, and all of us are enthusiastic about this book. We were dismayed to find that our county library system here in Northern New Jersey has only 3 copies. I am at a loss to account for this. The author is articulate, she went on talk shows, Reader's Digest published an excerpt (where I first encountered it), and hey, she just won the Nobel Peace Prize! I purchased a second copy for others to borrow, and I will donate it to the library when they have finished with it.

I also obtained the documentary about her movement, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, from Netflix. This doesn't provide the depth and background of Mighty Be Our Powers, but does have actual footage of Leymah and the others in her group as they worked to end the civil war in their land.
Lahorns Gods
From the first lines written in the preface it's clear that this book is going to take you on an emotional journey that changed the face of an entire nation...and it doesn't disappoint. I was overwhelmed at the experiences shared in this story and the incredible strength of Leymah (and all the women of Liberia) to effect meaningful change in a war-torn country. Perhaps her passion, courage, and commitment will spill beyond her homeland and permeate the hearts of people around the world...this planet would be a VERY different place.
Katishi
The reality of this book brought another world into my conscience. A world unimaginable to me. It showed me strength, bravery, faith and lots of courage "help" things to happen. And how, if we but put our efforts together and stick it out, change can and will happen. Sacrifices are to be expected. God, is always leading and providing, especially when life gets unbearable. The book was easy to read and showed how the ordinary person can become extra ordinary and a great model for others. .. Ms. Gbowee was a keynote speaker at a women's convention, Women of the ELCA, that I recently attended.
Gann
This autobiography by peace activist and stateswoman Leymah Gbowee is a riveting journey through war-torn Liberia, as well as Gbowee's tumultuous life. It is a fascinating read, full of the reality of women's and children's lives in times of war. More than that, it is a tribute to the power of one woman's tenacity and commitment to peace for her country and her own self-fulfillment.

I could barely put this book down. Though parts of it are painful, it is one of the finest books I've read in many years. Written in spare and elegant prose, it relays history in a way that lets us know that we are making history every day with our decisions, large and small, as we face so-called political authority, injustice, violence and oppression, and our commitment to realizing the power of our own dreams.
Sti
I really learned what was going on in Liberia. THE WESTERN MEDIA JUST DOES NOT COVER THESE STORIES!
This the story of a brave woman who, after 13 years of brutal internal warfare, formed a Women for Peace organization, then used it to break up a useless "peace talk" of warlords, and then by blocking the men in a room, so they could see the motivations of war personally, changed the coarse of that meeting and come away with a lasting Peace Agreement.
She won a Nobel Peace Prize for this.

Yet, why did I , an avid reader, only now learn of this?!?
One of my favorite books. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn more about global feminisms or who just wants to read an inspiring and powerful autobiography. Gbowee's story will have you in tears at times, and have you rooting for her and the movement she began to succeed. The way she lays out her own story is rich, insightful, and encourages us to take a look at the relationships and circumstances in our own lives that may be holding us back from realizing our full potential.