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 135 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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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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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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Great book, very inspiring. Sad of course but hopeful and faith filled.
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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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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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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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OK read. Despite subject material, I didn't finish this book.
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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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Incredible story. A great book. Well worth reading.
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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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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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I loved loved loved this book!!! So inspiring and poignant, would highly recommend.
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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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Heartbreaking but inspiring at the same time.
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Very good book written afte the events of 9-1-1
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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
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A very inspiring book!
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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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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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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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I wanted to like this book but I just thought the writing was really awful!