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More Than A Bird

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Scared, abused and taken to the limit of a person’s capacity to endure tragedy, Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley reveals the perils of a childhood that would lead most to a broken life or premature death. Liz, now a successful attorney at a prestigious southern law firm, recounts her journey from unimaginable darkness to radiance thanks to the early intervention of teachers, a past ...more
Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published July 29th 2015
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Cole Peck
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Liz on this wonderful book for the past year. While the experience I gained with her was exceedingly valuable for my writing ambitions, the hope she inspired in me and so many others has proved to be the greatest treasure of all. And that hope is accessible to anyone who reads her beautiful story.

Liz's memoir stands at the intersection of so many of today's most pressing issues. By showing the impact it had on her life, Liz proves the essential be
Debbie Lesley
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It Can Be Done

I read this ebook because I will hear the author speak at an International Convention of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teacher organization. I preface my review with that because as a teacher, I have taken poverty workshops where the implication is once you are second to third generation in poverty, there is no way out. The author proves this good to see.

The author lived a life that might have led to a deeper dive into poverty but early in her life, she knew there was
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This was an inspirational book by a woman who has overcome so much, and isn't afraid to lay the praise of all her accomplishments at God's feet. I heard her speak a few months ago, and am so glad I decided to read her book. The writing itself isn't amazing prose, and I would have liked more details and a more fleshed out setting, so I could really feel the details. But as it was, and growing up in Alabama myself though with the privilege the color of my skin has given me, her story touched me. S ...more
Amy Nicole
I got this book while seeing Liz Huntley speak at a conference, and I was blown away. Liz tells her story of childhood trauma and pain to give hope and show how you can overcome. She focuses heavily on the influence of teachers throughout her life as well as her faith in God. This was a powerful memoir, and I was just as immersed in her book as I was captivated by her as a speaker.

She wrote this book was intended to be read even by young kids, so there were some things that she mentioned in the
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book felt very conversational, it was as if the author, Liz was sitting across from me sipping coffee and sharing her life story. I read it in nearly one sitting, the text itself is simple and easy to read. Reading about someone who’s experiences as a child were vastly different than my own has given me much to reflect on and to be thankful for. I was encouraged by her bold sharing of her faith and confidence in God’s sovereignty.
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Liz Huntley was the speaker at our school institute day and she was such an amazing speaker. I feel the same about her writing. It is her story... but so many of our students we teach every day, it’s their story too. A wonderful story of determination, love, and how we each might be the one person that helps that one student survive....succeed....soar!!!
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of meeting Author, Liz Huntley. A must read for educators and others that are involved with children and families. It's a reality check to treat people kind and to be inspiring. Prayer changes things. ...more
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

A quick read. I highly recommend this book for an inspirational boost to help you remember that you can overcome your circumstances if you have God, determination and that right attitude.
Sandy Stephenson
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would love to meet this woman. Her autobiography is inspiring.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing quick read! Truly inspirational from someone who had a horrible upbringing but made the best of every situation. Great book!
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Meredith Taunton
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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2.5. Liz's story is incredibly inspirational and I enjoyed it. However, I think this book would have benefitted from further editing and more detail. ...more
Ted Alling
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an inspiration after an unimaginable upbringing. Praise God for Liz Huntley's life ...more
Amanda Lee
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A must read for all educators! If you ever have the opportunity to hear Mrs. Hundley speak don't miss it.
Donna Gossett
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book

This book makes you ant to be better. Makes you relize what you have to rise above is no that much...
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Inspirational biography of Liz Huntley’s life growing up in Alabama. Story of the many obstacles that she was able to overcome.
Amanda Pierson
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got this book after I heard her speak at my district’s training. She certainly has a gift, a story, and a willingness to let God use her in any capacity that will bring Him the glory.
Short, small book full of huge inspiration. Quote that sums up this book: "on the wings of God, there is no height you cannot reach". Excellent book! ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Courageous and compelling story of a child who succeeded because of her inner strength and the help of those who God placed in her path. If you get an opportunity to hear Liz speak, go! I am thankful for those teachers who change lives for the better and I thank Liz for what she does to pay it forward.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars for its inspiring message. Liz Huntley overcame a childhood of poverty and emotional neglect to win college scholarships and become a successful lawyer, wife and mother. Her remarkable story of spiritual strength will be an inspiration and encouragement to anyone who reads it.
Joan Carlton
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a brave accounting of a young woman's life growing up in my home town. This book should be a must read for every young African American boy or girl. It is so inspiring for all ages. I could feel her pain, but I could also weep in joy with her outcome! Excellent book! ...more
Linda Daughtry
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Truly remarkable testimony of overcoming and rising above horrible circumstances. Liz's story should be a must read for anyone facing hard times. ...more
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