New Release Books by Michelle Burford

Michelle Burford is the author of Brighter by the Day (2022), Just as I Am (2021), Called to Rise (2017), John Lewis Death Anniversary (2021) and other 5 books.

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Brighter by the Day

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Brighter by the Day
In the vein of I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb, a book of inspirational quotes, prayers, and stories collected by the beloved host of Good Morning America and New York Times bestselling author Robin Roberts to infuse readers'' daily lives with positivity and encouragement. Over the last 16 years as the esteemed anchor of Good Morning America, Robin Roberts has helped millions of people across the country greet each new morning, gracing our screens with heart and humility. She has sought to bring a bit of positivity into each day, even in the most trying of times. Now, she shares with readers the inspirational stories, quotes, and memories that have helped her find the good in the world and usher in light--even on the darkest days. With words of encouragement found in history, prayers, conversations with loved ones, literature, psalms, and speeches that reach out across the national divide, Robin offers a window into how she feeds her own mind, spirit, and soul and invites readers to do the same. With a deeply personal touch, she explains why these passages have had a profound impact on her and how we can shift our mindsets and give ourselves permission to let our best intentions take root and be true. Full of wisdom and insight and beautifully designed, this collection of carefully curated quotes will be a breath of fresh air for daily reflection.

Just as I Am

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Just as I Am
The Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her life and six-decade career.

Called to Rise

release date: Jun 06, 2017
Called to Rise
The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America’s potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. “The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader.”—Whoopi Goldberg, The View “A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide.”—The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman’s siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years—cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown’s first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a “throw ’em in jail and let God sort ’em out” beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America’s finest. Now retired, “America’s chief” wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas—emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion—to help encourage unity in the nation’s hurting communities. Chief Brown believes that we have to band together to engage in the kind of dialogue that can lead to solutions. In place of complaining, we all have to take action—and one first great step is to tune in to what is being said. Called to Rise explores the keys to that dialogue—trust, transparency, and compassion—that have made Brown a leader on the front lines of social change in America.

John Lewis Death Anniversary

release date: Jul 19, 2021
John Lewis Death Anniversary
REST ON DEAR ACTIVIST, JOHN LEWIS US President Joe Biden has restored his call for Congress to pass an enactment that would ensure the option to cast a ballot out of appreciation for social equality pioneer and long-term Congressman John Lewis, who kicked the bucket one year prior. In an articulation on Saturday denoting the primary commemoration of Lewis'' passing, Biden said it was basic to proceed "the reason that John was able to give his life for ensuring the hallowed right to cast a ballot". In this book, we have created an avenue for public celebration of one year anniversary of the late John Lewis who passed in July 2020 BUY NOW

On My Own Two Feet

release date: Dec 30, 2014
On My Own Two Feet
Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path. When the Las Vegas native was just nineteen, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. In a near-death experience, she saw three figures who told her: “You can come with us, or you can stay. No matter what happens in your life, it’s all going to make sense in the end.” In that moment, Amy chose to live. Her glimpse of the afterlife—coupled with a mysterious premonition she’d had a month before —became the defining experiences that put Amy’s life on a new trajectory after her legs had to be amputated. She wouldn’t just beat meningitis and walk again; she would go on to create a life filled with bold adventures, big dreams, and boundless vitality—and share that spirit with the world. In 2014, Amy—the only competitor, male or female, with two prosthetic legs—claimed a bronze medal for the U.S. Paralympic team in adaptive snowboarding. She then became a contestant on season eighteen of Dancing With the Stars, and viewers were captivated as the girl with bionic legs managed to out-dance her competitors all the way to the finale. Amy’s journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity we all have to dream bigger, defy expectations, and rewrite our stories. Amy was given a second chance for a reason—to use her life to inspire others. Her powerful memoir urges us to live life to the fullest, because we are all a lot more capable than we could ever imagine.

Finding Me

release date: May 06, 2014
Finding Me
“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” —from Finding Me Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life. Michelle was a young single mother fighting for custody of her young son when she was kidnapped on August 21, 2002, by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. In Finding Me, Michelle reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year. Now with additional material describing her second year of freedom

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

release date: Nov 27, 2012
Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith
The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas—the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion—revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women''s Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to readers ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielle’s journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring books on the market today for reader ages 13 and up

Grace, Gold and Glory

release date: Nov 18, 2013
Grace, Gold and Glory
The Olympic gold medalist shares the story of her life and how her faith allowed her to persevere and reach her dreams.

Grace, Gold & Glory

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Grace, Gold & Glory
The Olympic gold medalist shares the story of her life and how her faith allowed her to persevere and reach her dreams.
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