Prepared for a Purpose
By Antoinette Tuff with Alex Tresniowski
240 Pages (hardcover)
Date Published: January 21st, 2014
As 870 children waited in fear, their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode. As the nation faced yet another Sandy Hook story of tragedy, one woman rewrote the ending.
Yet the story doesn't start with those first steps Michael Hill took into that Atlanta elementary school. It starts with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who faced her own pain, hurt, and rejection, yet held onto grace, faith, and hope. A hope that anchored her in the most high stakes of moments, a grace that allowed her to empathize with a hurting young man, and a faith that gave her the courage to love him back from the brink.
This is more than just the amazing account of tragedy averted. It's the evidence of what we can do when we allow ourselves to be used by God. And it's a story of how God uses all of our life experiences--the good and the bad--to prepare us for our own moment of divine purpose."
If you have not yet read the true story of Antoinette Tuff you are going to be blown away by the courage she emulates in the face of possible death. This book is inspirational and entertaining. I think it would be a fantastic one to use for family devotional time to help teach your children about the miracles that can come through faith and courage.
This story also is a great lesson on how each of us can fulfill a purpose in life if we choose to be our best selves. This is a great story for teenagers to help inspire confidence in ones self. You can watch the CNN interview with Antoinette Tuff below to learn more about her inspiring story.
Disclosure: I received a complementary product to facilitate this post, I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.