Book Reviews of Let's Roll: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage

Let's Roll: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage
Let's Roll Ordinary People Extraordinary Courage
Author: Lisa Beamer, Ken Abraham
ISBN-13: 9780842373197
ISBN-10: 0842373195
Publication Date: 8/2002
Pages: 317
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
Even though we know the story,this book reminds us of the sacrifices made on 9-11.I read this about 3 years after it happened and it really brought the feelings of the nation back to me as if it happened yesterday. Well written.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very inspiring! A tragic account of Todd Beamer's life before and after 9/11 (on flight 93) and how his pregnant wife was able to carry on.
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Helpful Score: 3
This sat on my bookshelf for a while because I figured it would be a depressing read focused on the Sept 11 tradgedies many of us watched unfold. However, what I found in this book was so much more than just an account of what happened on that flight. Instead of simply recounting what happened and the aftermath, I found Lisa chose to be a beacon of light by demonstrating how her faith and unwavering belief in a higher power helped her work through the pain and to live the best life she could for herself and family. This is what really stood out the most - the human spirit, the kindness of others and finding the strength to go on despite all of the horrors. Having recently experienced a sudden and tragic death in my immediate family only 6 weeks ago, as I struggle with tremendous grief, I couldn't help but find solace and comfort in her words. I remember seeing Lisa on Oprah years ago and thinking I would pick up the book but never did. I happened to see it here on the swap and am so glad I ordered it. Highly recommended.
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This book gives background information on Sept. 11 hero Todd Beamer and his family and recounts his widow, Lisa's life since the tragedy.
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Excellent testimony by Lisa and a real encouragement to read this book.
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Great book, very inspiring. Sad of course but hopeful and faith filled.
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Lisa Beamer, wife of Todd reveals what really happened on on ill fated flight on 9/11. She talks candidly about Todd's growing up years, their marriage, and their last week together.

This is a Great Read and very moving book!
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in Let's Roll, Todd's wife, Lisa, reveals what really happened on that ill-fated flight, as well as poignant glimpses of a genuine American Hero. She talks candidly about Todd's growing up years, their marriage and last week together, and then family moments without him--the devastating day her children learned their daddy had died, how they celebrated his first birthday without him, the mix of grief and joy when she gave birth to their third child, and how she's found the confidence to go on in the face of such tragedy and loss.
It's no wonder that, through this unpretentious homemaker andmother, an entire nation can find hope, find inspiration, find strength. Let's Roll!
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This book tells a very personal impact of the September 11 terrorist murders/attacks. Lisa Beamer is a very courageous woman.
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Awesome and very sad. It is the story of Todd Beamer (remember "Let's Roll" from the day America stood still. Keep tissues handy
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Very inspirational. The story of Todd Beamer and the other passengers aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
You learn a little history about the life of Todd and some of the other passengers, but the scope of the book was about the "faith" of Todd and Lisa leading up to that fateful day.
I would challenge anyone to read this book and not get emotional (to the point of tears) while understanding the importance of faith during terrible times.
Highly recommended for anyone, however I am certain that there is a certain element of people that would find this book "offensive" for many reasons.
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This was a very good book. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
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This was great,especially good on a road trip or daily commutes to work. Very inspiring, brings back disturbing memmories of 911
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Sad true-story account of a 9/11 victim and his young family. Would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read an inspiring story about bravery and faith.
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This book answered a lot of questions about 9/11. It is a bery powerful book, that helped me understand a little of what happened on that awful day. It reminded me of my faithin God too.
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Although many may see this book as sad her faith was very inspiring to me and we all know the story of 9-11. I couldn't put the book down, it felt like Lisa Beamer included us personally in her own story. An excellent read.
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This book is one of the best I've ever read. Loved it from beginning to end.
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Very good book, had me crying in some parts. Great pictures as well.
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Be sure to have a box of hankies close by when you read this book- you're going to need them. This is the story of Todd Beamer, one of the passengers on the ill fated flight 93 on September 11, 2001. As is often the case, the story is in the telling and Lisa Beamer, Todd's devoted wife, weaves a compelling yarn about a young upwardly-mobile couple who were living there faith "below the radar," as Todd liked to say. As has been said, "Fate seldom calls on us at a time of our choosing" and such was the case for Flight 93 and the brave men and women who prevented that day from being much, much worse. I suspect that when many congressmen and women stood on the steps of congress to sing "God Bless America" more than a few were saying a silent prayer of thanks for the brave heroes who prevented flight 93 from reaching them. Lisa's courage matches that of her husband as she allows us into her life and heart as she bears the news and tells her children of the unthinkable. Among the best and most heart-rending books I have ever read.
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Excellent, very touching read.
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A closer look at the life of Todd and Lisa Beamer. Todd is the one heard "Let's Roll" on the flight that crashed before it made it to the White House during 9/11.
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OK read. Despite subject material, I didn't finish this book.
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Let's Roll is the story of United Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania. It the story of Todd Beamer one of the passengers on the flight.
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Very good book written afte the events of 9-1-1
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Incredible story. A great book. Well worth reading.
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Heartbreaking but inspiring at the same time.
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I loved loved loved this book!!! So inspiring and poignant, would highly recommend.
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Very moving tribute to her husband & their lives together. Todd Beamer was one of the heroes on the flight that went down in the Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11th.
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A very inspiring book!
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What a beautiful story.
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good book
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Interesting
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This was an excelent book! I cried and laughed at times. My Faith in God and humanitity have got a hugh boost. I want to write a book someday...I have been working on it for years. I can only hope and pray that mine is half as good as this one.
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Inspiring true story of hero Todd Beamer. I enjoyed this book very much.
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A book I am really glad I read.
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Interesting story. Lisa Beamer is the widow of Todd Beamer. He was one of the heroes killed on United Flight 93 that went down on 9/11. She tells stories of how they meet and when they got married and about there children.
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Absolutely wonderful book. I highly recommend reading this.
Very meaningful, heartwarming, makes you laugh and cry.
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Great listen - just as I expected.
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This is a great account of Flight 93, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. Lisa Beamer is very forthcoming about ever detail of her husband's last day on earth, their marriage, their family, etc. They were very faith oriented people, so there is a lot of religion mentioned through out the book. Sad, happy, eye opening.
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Todd's wife, Lisa, reveals what really happened on that ill-fated flight, as well as poignant glimpses of an genuine American hero. She talks candidly about Todd's growing up years, their marriage and last week together, and the family moments without him.
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In "Let's Roll!" Todd Beamer's wife, Lisa, reveals what really happened on that ill-fated flight, as well as poignant glimpses of a genuine American Hero. She talks candidly about Todd's growing up years, their marriage and their last week together, and then family moments without him-the devastating day she had to tell her children their Daddy had died, the mix of grief and joy when she gave birth to their third child, and how she's found the confidence to go on in the face of such tragedy and loss.
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I wanted to like this book but I just thought the writing was really awful!
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