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Inspirational Stories of Real People Overcoming Life's Challenges
By Malky Feig
Artscroll Series - Mesorah Publications, New York: 2007
ISBN 10: 1-4226-0592-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-4226-0592-9
Reviewed by Anna Dogole - December 24, 2007
At some point in your life you are likely to be faced with a situation that looks hopeless. However, no matter how bad things look, there is always hope. In Mountain Climbers, Malky Feig presents the "Inspirational Stories of Real People Overcoming Life's Challenges." As in her best-selling book, Mirrors and Windows, this book will touch your heart, and inspire you to strive to achieve the unachievable.
These real life stories will give you the knowledge that through faith and prayer, you can face whatever life throws at you, and come through the experience a stronger person - both physically and spiritually. As Feig points out in her introduction to the book, life is not perfect. Yet it is the very imperfections that we find in life that gives life its vibrancy and which makes us the person that we become - both in terms of our personality and our inner self.
Within the pages of this book you will get to read not only memorable tales of courage and perseverance, but also stories about HaShem's mercy and the miracles that exist all around us. The stories in this collection illustrate the triumphs of people dealing with physical aliments, questions of faith, abuse, discovering that your child has a learning disability, and a whole host of diverse challenges, both large and small that face us every day.
How do people overcome such challenges? Ascend unclimbable mountains? Or achieve more than their economical or educational background would seem to dictate? In this book you'll discover that everyone has the ability to surmount the insurmountable, and you'll discover how real people, just like you, managed to overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that blocked their path. Reading this book, you'll not only be inspired by the stories that you read, but you'll also find a wealth of insights that you can incorporate into your own life to help you overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.
Written with compassion, and in a warm, intimate narrative style, the stories in Mountain Climbers will help sustain you through the most trying of challenges. The stories in this collection, of real people, overcoming very real challenges, proves that no matter how insurmountable the challenges you face seem, they can be overcome. These are inspiring stories told with wit and candor, and which will inspire you to not only strive to overcome life challenges, but will also make you aspire to achieve new heights and reevaluate your life, your goals, and what you are capable of obtaining, both personally and spiritually. Mountain Climbers is simply a life changing book that you just have to read for yourself - you'll not be disappointed!
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