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    Lois Smart,Ed Smart
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    Doubleday; 1 edition (October 28, 2003)
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They write, ?Having our daughter back home, in our arms, is nothing short of a miracle. It is the ultimate proof that God answers prayers.

They write, Having our daughter back home, in our arms, is nothing short of a miracle. It is the ultimate proof that God answers prayers

A Journey of Faith and Hope. ED AND LOIS SMART with Laura Morton. Mary Katherine stood by Lois's side of the bed, her head covered by her baby blanket.

A Journey of Faith and Hope. New York London Toronto Sydney Auckland. It wasn't unusual to have one of our children come into our room in the middle of the night, and at first we were certain it had just been a bad dream. She went on, You won't find her. A man came and took her.

Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope.

Another book about Smart's kidnapping was written by her father, called Bringing Elizabeth Home. A television movie, The Elizabeth Smart Story, was made in 2003, based on the book by Smart's father. In 2017 on the 15th anniversary of her abduction, Lifetime aired the made-for-TV film titled I Am Elizabeth Smart, narrated and produced by Smart, which tells the story of her kidnapping from her own perspective. Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope.

At 3:58 in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Smart awoke to the .

At 3:58 in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Smart awoke to the sound of their nine-year-old daughter Mary Katherine’s frightened voice. The Smarts went through one of the worst possible things that can happen to a parent but they were miraculously spared the ultimate tragedy. This is the story of their ordeal. They come across as very normal, caring parents, and they seem to really have their hearts in the right place when it comes to the well-being of all their children, and for the missing children (and their parents) who have not yet or will never be found.

Written by. Lois Smart. Manufacturer: Doubleday Release date: 28 October 2003 ISBN-10 : 0385512147 ISBN-13: 9780385512145.

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Smart, Elizabeth, 1987-, Kidnapping, Missing children, Mormon children, Criminal investigation. New York : Doubleday.

Bringing Elizabeth Home. Authors: Ed Smart, Lois Smart. We hadn't given up hope

You can read book Bringing Elizabeth Home by Ed Smart in our library for absolutely free. Bringing Elizabeth Home. We hadn't given up hope. Lois focused on family and rebuilding our lives, while Ed put his attention toward keeping Elizabeth's name in the media, lobbying for the Amber Alert bill, and keeping the investigation open. He used the one-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks to draw attention to the importance of security in our homes and our families.

At 3:58 in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Smart awoke to the sound of their nine-year-old daughter Mary Katherine’s frightened voice. “She’s gone. Elizabeth is gone.” At first they thought she was having a bad dream about her older sister, but Mary Katherine’s seeming bad dream would quickly become their worst nightmare. Their daughter Elizabeth was gone.They were not sure why the media picked up on Elizabeth’s story, but after their daughter was kidnapped she became the whole world’s daughter. After nine months of a strange, hard, sometimes rewarding, but mostly painful journey, Elizabeth was miraculously returned to them. Just as millions throughout the world had grieved for her loss, now they celebrated her safe return. In Bringing Elizabeth Home, Ed and Lois share the pain of every parent’s worst fear: “What would I do if my child was taken from me?” They also share a story of great hope, strong faith, and trust in God. The Smart family had always been devoted to their Mormon faith, but through their terribly painful experience they gained a tremendous inner strength, which became the key to their survival. They write, “Having our daughter back home, in our arms, is nothing short of a miracle. It is the ultimate proof that God answers prayers. Granted, sometimes the answer is not the one we pray for, but still it remains an answer. We feel truly blessed that He answered our prayers the way we had hoped for, although we realize, regretfully, that this is not always the outcome in kidnapping cases. We have met so many families with missing children and we’ve seen how deep their pain goes . . . But what we hope to convey through our journey of faith and hope is that with a strong belief in God, all things are possible. Miracles do happen.”In the end, the Smarts’ story brings one point poignantly home--nothing is more important in this world than family. Not money. Not work. Not a fancy new car or an expensive, big house. Family, the prayers of so many friends and strangers, and trust in God are what got them through this experience--and having survived, they have no doubt that they can persevere in any situation as long as those three things are in their lives. Though their story is filled with many incredible twists and turns, they never lost focus on what was important: bringing Elizabeth home.


Celak
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this, although we cried a lot. Heart breaking and heart wrenching, but so worth the time to read this book. Elizabeth: a beautiful young woman who is helping lots of people in similar circumstances, who is a most needful leader and advocate for other lost children. Her father, Ed, has done a lot of work to get the Amber Alert program in America, many thank yous and appreciation for all your work and effort!! Victims surely need a voice in the judicial system - we were so shocked to realize how lacking it is!!
Ynap
The Smarts did not preach too much! They mixed down to earth and non-judgmental disclourse with their own spiritual beliefs, which guided them through an unthinkable ordeal. Shame on those for criticizing them for writing a book. They were adamant that the public support was the reason they made it through this and that the public was the reason they found their daughter. This was a sharing in return and I appreciated it. I hope they gained a great deal of closure by writing the book - and yes, a big fat pay check. Anything good coming out of that horrific time is wonderful. The Smarts disclosed upfront that they intended to communicate their own spiritual rigor, so anyone offended by this part of their lives, which was also a survival tool for them, should not have read the book. After all, it's a book about THEM and it was so enthralling, I read it in a single sitting.
Jan
The kidnapping and ultimate return of Elizabeth Smart were nationwide stories. This book allows the reader to learn the behind-the-scenes story of that sad situation. While the book is clearly not professionally written, it tells the story of the real distress of a loving family, in their own words, as they deal with the kidnapping of one of their children, the months of not knowing of her whereabouts and welfare, and the joy surrounding her return against all odds. It is a deeply moving recounting of unfortunately real events.
Akinonris
A good read. I read My Story by Elizabeth Smart first. I enjoyed reading the story from the perspective of the parents. It is heavy on religious thoughts and may turn off some readers.
Soustil
It is very apparent from the beginning that the family is strongly Mormon and that their beliefs play a big role in this true life tragedy turned joy.

I struggled a bit through the first two chapters because of the strong Mormon overtones, but once the story got rolling about the kidnapping of their daughter I was hooked.

While I don't agree with the Mormon's belief system I was drawn to the fact that mom's faith in God and her daily prayer life were a constant that kept her going.

Dad's honesty about his struggles reassures all of us that we will all question our faith at times. But then mom comes through with that strong walk with God that assures her that things will turn out ok.

You will be touched by the story and the character development. I believe this book will have good lessons for anyone who reads it.

My prayers are with Elizabeth and family and I trust that God's truth will ring true to their family and they will grow into a right relationship with Him.
Hirah
This was a very good book. I would highly recommend it.
Saberdragon
I really liked this book because of the way it gave Lois and Ed views. I followed this kidnapping closely when it happened and was very intrigued by what happened. It is sad how the police seemed to overlook so many leads and possibly could have found her sooner. But, it turned out good after all, thank goodness. I appreciated how the Smarts' spoke many times of their faith and how they believed so much in the hand of God. I am very happy that they found her.
This book was such a hard topic but very informative. I wasn't expecting that. Lots of information on what to do if ever in the same situation. It was eye opening to see the process from the victims family from working with the police department to working with the media. Amazing faith and an amazing girl!