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Heart of a Lioness

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At 35, Irene Gleeson's life was all but over. Her first marriage had fallen apart, her family home had been sold and her children were on a path of self-destruction. Disillusioned and anxious, she sought answers in all manner of places, but when this all came to nothing, she spiralled further into the abyss. Broke and depressed, suicidal and trawling the night clubs lookin ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published September 5th 2014 by Authentic Media Inc.
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Hilary
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bio-memoir, christian
This is the story of an unlikely missionary, who discovered her calling at the age of 47, sold everything she had, left her children and grandchildren, and moved to the war-stricken East African country of Uganda with her husband. There, the two Australians began to do the impossible: setting up a charity to feed, clothe, house and teach orphaned and neglected children, restoring dignity to the community. The red tape, corruption and frustrations seemed endless. They had to draw on God's strengt ...more
Tania Harris
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. What an incredible legacy. Stirring, inspirational, a challenge and a call to sacrifice for others. This book was a page turner, beautifully re-creating the life and ministry of Irene Gleeson in northern Uganda. Nicole Partridge has captured the heart of a woman whose love for God and the children who suffered through a brutal civil war surpassed all obstacles. Motivated me to give, to follow, to pray. Highly recommended!
Sherine
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truely inspirational biography of the life and missionary work carried out by Irene Gleeson. Not only changing her life around from what seemed like she was destined for doom to completely transforming the lives of thousands of children in a remote region of Africa. What a legacy!
Michelle Kidwell
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
eart of a Lioness
Sacrifice, Courage and Relentless Love Among the Children of Uganda
Irene Gleeson
Authentic Media Inc.
Pub Date   Sep 5 2014

Irene Gleeson had a rough start to life a traumatic childhood and she was pregnant by the age of sixteen.

In 1990 Irene Gleeson and her husband feels the calling to go help kids in war torn Uganda.  By then Schools are closed due to the raging wars and Joseph Kony is kidnapping kids and turning them into Child Soldiers and Sex Slaves.

By the time both there beac
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