by Nancy B. Kennedy (Goodreads Author)
Have you ever wondered whether your faith and courage would sustain you in the midst of a terrible crisis? The fifty people in this book came face-to-face with that question in ways that are hard to even imagine.
Accidents, illness, the deaths of loved ones—these are the things that haunt us. The people in this book share their trials not for the sake of our entertainment, but to assure us that we need not worry. They have discovered that our lives are in the hands of God, and that he provides the grace to face whatever life hands us.
Their stories will touch your heart and lift your spirits. [close]
by Bob Mayer (Goodreads Author)
Saying “shit happens” indicates events are ra…more
Saying “shit happens” indicates events are random, have no meaning and there is no accountability or responsibility. It indicates such events could just as easily happen again and there’s nothing we can do about them. Bull. This book is about catastrophes and how to avoid them, mitigate their effects and learn from them as seen from the perspective of the Masters of Chaos: United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Taking the attitude shit happens is negative and is fatal. Titanic: Systematic Failure Kegworth Plane Crash: The Danger of Deferring to Authority and Experts Little Big Horn: Leadership Failure New London Schoolhouse Explosion: Lack of Focus The Donner Party: Social Disintegration From Tulips to the Housing Bubble: Greed Overwhelms Reality Apollo 13: Success Snatched from the Jaws of Catastrophe The bottom line is we can predict and prevent most catastrophes because every one has at least one man made factor, of the 7 cascade events, involved. In other words, we have control over whether shit happens. But it means changing a complacent mindset, getting rid of delusional thinking, and viewing the world around us in a Green Beret way. Because shit doesn’t just happen. [close]
by Scott B. Williams (Goodreads Author)
With the power, communication and transportation grids destroyed by massive solar flares, America has spiraled into anarchy and violence. Artie Drager and his daughter Casey reunite after his harrowing voyage across the Caribbean and her traumatic escape from a crumbling New Orleans and a deranged abductor.
But their situation remains dire. The Gulf Coast swamps have provided a brief respite from danger, but Artie, Casey and their small band of friends know they must keep moving to stay ahead of the urban mobs. Although they accept Artie’s plan to sail to safety aboard his brother’s catamaran, none are aware that vicious marauders have ransacked the boat and left his brother to die.
Meanwhile, Casey’s ordeal has left her shaken. Her courage and adaptability are tested again when the man she loves has become separated from the group. Casey must now decide whether to stay behind to save him or continue on with her father and uncle in search of refuge.
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