Book Reviews of Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Bringing Elizabeth Home A Journey of Faith and Hope - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Ed Smart, Lois Smart, Laura Morton, Sandra Burr (Narrator), Mel Foster (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9781593555764
ISBN-10: 1593555768
Publication Date: 10/28/2003
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very good book about the struggle during their most desperate time, and the faith that they held onto during this time. It shows their daily struggle to have faith and hold onto to knowledge that God still works miracles. Elizabeth is a very strong lady, that kept the will to live and survive throughout this horrible ordeal. Her faith and her parents faith will encourage you even today.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a very moving book. It was good, but it was also sad it parts. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has ever had to deal with a loss of a child.
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Helpful Score: 2
Everyone knows when Elizabeth Smart disappeared...the story touched everyone. Awesome, touching story of what the family went thru during the time Elizabeth was gone & after she returns home. Highly recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the story of Elizabeth Smart's parents. I live in the same city as Elizabeth Smart and her family and it was a shock when she was kidnapped. The police did little to solve this case.Even refusing to make Sunday house calls when a man called in and said that he had just seen Elizabeth. The Smarts are Christian people.They prayed constantly for Elizabeth and set up a web site to keep the public interested in the case. The kidnapper turns out to be a homeless man that the Smart's offered yard work to help him in Christian Charity. He cut their screen and came into their house under the cover of darkness and kidnapped Elizabeth. This is Lois and Ed Smart's amazing story of "Bringing Elizabeth home", it was indeed a journey of Faith and Hope.
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Helpful Score: 1
A well written interesting read about what the Family of Elizabeth Smart went through in her absence. An Honest and Thought provoking book.
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Helpful Score: 1
A well written interesting read about what the Family of Elizabeth Smart went through in her absence. An Honest and Thought provoking book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This story reads like a testimony to the Mormon Church. Other reviewers have mentioned that it was written by the parents and tells of their experience, not their daughter's, which is fine. However, most chapters quote heavily from the Book of Mormon, with chapter and verse noted by the narrator. If this interests you, you will enjoy their retelling of the search for their daughter. If not, steer clear.
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Helpful Score: 1
The nation watched this story in horror, and grieved for these parents for months before Elizabeth Smart was found. The audio book is well-read, with a male and a female narrator alternating the stories of Ed and Lois. The story was interesting but somehow flat. I can't really pin it down - this very emotional event just lacked passion in the retelling, somehow. I wasn't holding out for gory details of Elizabeth's experience, it was just... not what I wanted somehow. Perhaps the next person will be a better match.
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Helpful Score: 1
I felt that this book didn't really reveal much that wasn't in the media. It was more of a 215-page proselytization. That people would be so obsessed with their religion baffles me.
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Helpful Score: 1
I bought this book hoping to get more of a glimpse into what happened with Elizabeth-they shared very little about her experience (which is fine-I understand wanting to maintain privacy). Rather they shared a lot of what their faith means to them and how they dealt with the ordeal. Great if you want to know more about Mormonism though.
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Good book that tells the story of how Elizabeth was abducted and brought home. They are a very religious family so the book is a glimpse into their beliefs also.
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I think that this was a great book. I really admire the parents for writing from their perspective. They have a strong sense of faith and through out this book, it shows.
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My teenager chose this as our next listen during our long commutes, then after only a few tracks, just could not listen any more. I finished it out alone, but we both agree the Smarts repeat themselves ad nauseum in this book. Calling it "a journey of faith and hope" should have been a clue. They are more interested in beating us over the head with their faith than anything else. I have no problem with faith, but they just kept talking about their faith, saying they have faith, talking about teaching their children faith, etc. We got it the first time. Don't be mistaken, this isn't Elizabeth Smart's story, this is the story of the parents...and their faith. At one point I wondered aloud to my daughter if they'd self-published this book or if they'd lacked an editor. It is that repititive. At the end, they thanked their editor. Their editor needs a new profession, because editing isn't her forte.
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This story is written by the parents of abducted Elizabeth and their trying story of faith and hope that eventually found Elizabeth safe at home again. The truama and fear that grips them during her abduction and how to help Elizabeth heal.
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A book to raise awareness for missing children by the parents of one of the lucky ones who came home.
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Very good book
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good read.
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Very informative account of the kidnapping.
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Very moving book.
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An awesome story of the faith of a family and how it saw them through the crisis of a missing young daughter.
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I am glad she was found but I will just say the book is not worth the point to swap. I guess if you have a thousand points maybe.
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At 3:58 am in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Stuart awaoke to the sound of their nine-year-old daughter Mary Katherine's frightened voice. "She's gone. Elizabeth is gone." At first they thought she was having a bad dream about her older sister, but Mary Katherine's "bad dream"would quickly become their worst nightmare. Their daughter Elizabeth was truly gone.

After their daughter was kidnapped she became the whole world's daughter. After 9 months of a strange and painful journey, Elizabeth was miraculously returned to them. Million across the world celebrated her safe return.

Ed and Lois share the pain of every parent's worst fear. They also share their hope and strong faith and trust in God. Unabridged edition.