Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
by Leymah Gbowee
Paperback- $12.83

WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together—and together they led ...

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  "An amazing story... and it's all true!" by Imshelliee (see profile) 03/06/12

Leymah Gbowee (pronounced Lee-ma Bow-ee) writes the incredibly heartbreaking and inspirational story of her life. Growing up in a home with dreams of college, friends and family, her life takes a drastic turn for the worse. Pushed over the edge by war and a bad decision (haven't we all done that?) she finds herself at her lowest point when she decides (with the help of others) to bring herself back. Death and destruction surround her yet she is adamant in her change to better her children's lives.
In finding the strength to give back and help others who are also in dire straights she heals herself and eventualy becomes the figure head of a peace movement by and for women. Her modest and honest approach empowers the women of Liberia (as well as other countries) causing a revolution of peace. She says herself it's not over, but with more people like the Nobel Peace Prize winning author, there is hope.

 
  "Overcoming Oppression" by critzyj (see profile) 10/23/12

This was a difficult book to read, but one I knew I should read. Leymah overcomes adversity to rally her people to oppose and finally put an end to war in Liberia.

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