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Fear and Courage: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience

Fear and Courage: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience
 

Fear and courage are showcased here in 25 true stories. At times humorous, often poignant, they shine a light on just what it means to be human.

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ISBN 9781925820065
Barcode 9781925820065
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Hollis, Renee
Series Timeless Wisdom
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781925820065
ISBN-10 1925820068
Stock Release date is 1 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Emotional Inheritance
Release Date 1 October 2019
International Release Date 15 October 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Hollis, Renee
Series Timeless Wisdom
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Australian
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 227mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

We have all felt fear, whether it's the sweaty palms and racing heart as we make a speech or the profound, all-encompassing awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage. The person who learns a new skill late in life despite fearing they're 'too old'. The quiet voice that speaks up when everyone else remains silent. As Nelson Mandela famously said, 'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.' Collected from around the world, the twenty-five true stories showcased here capture the full range of the fear and courage experience. From the 65-year-old woman stepping outside her comfort zone to visit Antarctica, to the young social worker confronting an abusive father and husband; from a gay woman's experience of coming out, to a man confronting his claustrophobia to have an MRI, or a woman fighting to keep both herself and her unborn child alive in Hitler's Germany -- these are stories of fear and courage in all their guises. At times humorous, often poignant, they will linger in your memory, shining a light on just what it means to be human. Interspersed between the stories are quotes about fear and courage by people as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt, Paulo Coelho, Marcus Aurelius and Taylor Swift. The result is a book to be savoured and returned to again and again. The 'Timeless Wisdom' series of books showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book's theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

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Author's Bio

Renee Hollis is an author, photographer and organizer of collaborative projects for creative artists. Her goal with `Timeless Wisdom' is to create an opportunity for writers to share a powerful message with thousands of readers and contribute to be a highly collectible, beautifully produced series.

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