This is a book about joy, strength, and triumph
in the most unlikely circumstances. It tells us how families and
individuals coped with and conquered such seemingly insurmountable
challenges as widowhood, adoption, assimilation, terminal illness,
retardation, and paralysis.
are stories of people helping one another. Of finding new reservoirs of
love, new wellsprings of strength, new treasuries of faith. Sadness? Not
in this book. Call it a book of discovery -- that’s what it is.
is a book about people who learned how to relish every moment of life,
how to cherish every shred of health, how to infuse every moment of
existence with the refreshing faith that “everything is good” and every
challenge is an opportunity for growth.
heroes and heroines of this book are even greater because they
undertook the difficult task of opening windows into their lives to
enrich the rest of us with the stories of how they coped and overcame.
Thanks to such courage we share:
the turmoil of a young Russian immigrant who is pulled apart by his dilemma over whether to become an “American” or a “Jew”;
the pain of a young mother as she valiantly makes her way through the first stages of widowhood;
the overwhelming pride of parents whose handicapped son achieves acceptance in a well-known yeshivah, on his own merits.
is a book about winners. It is for people who want to conquer all kinds
of adversity; for people who want to share the vision of the victim
turned victor. It says, in King David’s words, “Behold, He neither
slumbers nor sleeps -- the Guardian of Israel.” The person who realizes
that, has seen beyond the Vistas of Challenge