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Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer

Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage  by Lisa Beamer
  • Author Lisa Beamer
  • Title Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage
  • Category Politics & Social Sciences
  • Subcategory Politics & Government
  • ISBN 0842373217
  • ISBN13 978-0842373210
  • Size PDF 1241 kb
  • Size FB2 1180 kb
  • Size EPUB 1856 kb
  • Publisher Living Books; Unabridged edition (August 1, 2002)
  • Language English
  • Rating 4.8
  • Votes 575

2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner! Lisa Beamer was thrust into the national spotlight after her husband, Todd, led a counterattack against terrorists on United Flight 93. He―and all the other passenger heroes―lost their lives in a Pennsylvania field. But that plane was the only one of the four hijacked planes on 9-11 that didn't hit its target―most likely the White House or the Capitol. Todd's last known words, “Let's roll!” have become a rallying cry for the entire American nation to move ahead in hope, courage, and faith, despite today's troubled times, and to live real life...right now.

Reviews about Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer

She writes with such clarity of the faith she and Todd lived their lives by. I feel a bit like the woman who said at Todd's memorial service she wished she and her husband had what they had--a faith that made bearing a tragedy such as this possible. And, gave them the ability to even see joy in knowing Todd was now with God for eternity and they would see him again. I cried throughout this book, but couldn't wait to read more. My greatest wish for our world is that the events of 911 had never happened.
This is the 9/11 story through the eyes of wife and mother, Lisa Beamer. Her husband Todd Beamer (who coined the now famous term: "Let's Roll") was killed aboard a hijacked flight headed for the pentagon (I think?) Todd Beamer and his fellow American passengers knew they had to do something to stop this plane from killing hundreds of people. They succeeded by overtaking the terrorists (just barely) enough to crash in a lonely, empty field. Those guys were just like us but they showed their red, white and blue when it really mattered. Lisa Beamer tells this story through her phone calls and messages with Todd in his last moments. Her courage in the face of despair and how she chose to keep Todd alive for their children is beautifully heart wrenching. I absolutely cried and love this story. (Probably more of a chick-flick vibe, but good read for anyone).
I am not comfortable with authors who so openly display their religious beliefs with the world. But the universality of her wisdom and insights surprised and eventually grabbed me intellectually and emotionally. Spiritually, very few authors and all of them were a part of my religion, have ever swayed me to examine so intimately how closely I follow Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ!
A book I will highly recommend and share with my family and close friends.
Rich Vulture
What a courageous pair they were, with a spiritual strength in spite of the obstacles they faced. I've wanted to re-visit the Shanksville site since the memorial has been built and was glad to learn more about the Beamers first. It was so well written with an author originally from near my hometown, and was the first of his books that I've read.
Good book to get personal reflection of 9-11 impact. Just enough info to keep interest while not getting lost in details. Lisa Beamer is an admirable daughter, wife, mother, and author; full of Godly wisdom for real life application to a trial most of us will never experience. God bless all those who suffered loss from 9-11. May the memories of those loved and taken away never fade
from our national conscience.
What an inspiring book. We remember the horror, but it's such a blessing to look beyond that. Thank you, Lisa.
I enjoyed this book and it frequently moved me to tears. One could clearly visualize the heroes of Flight 93 as they fought back against evil. I was very surprised and glad to learn that all the families involved received remains, given the condition of the crash site. God Bless Lisa Beamer and Lisa Jefferson, the operator with whom Todd spoke that fateful morning.
If I can see through the tears I will tell you-Lisa Beamer is one very refined person in her walk with Christ-and her "edge" on explanations both to her children and people she speaks before...one cannot help but feel her sincerity as she shares her life with we who also need encouragement this side of heaven.