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Now at the age of 60, she continues to break the mold of scientist by revealing how her research and worldwide conservation institutes spring from her childhood callings and adult spiritual convictions. Reason for Hope is a smoothly written memoir that does not shy away from facing the realities of environmental destruction, animal abuse, and genocide. But Goodall shares her antidote to the poison of despair with specific examples of why she has not lost faith. For instance, she shares her spiritual epiphany during a visit to Auschwitz; her bravery in the face of chimpanzee imprisonment in medical laboratories; and devotes a whole chapter to individuals, corporations, and countries that are doing the right thing. But most of all Goodall provides a beautifully written plea for why everyone can and must find a reason for hope. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Do something good for your 'goodness' and read this book.
She helps the reader to understand why we, as individuals, must speak up and do whatever good we can to protect all animals and to better ourselves as human beings.
Jane Goodall is my hero, and the inspiration I gather from her gives my life so much purpose and hope.
This book provided a unique blend of religion meets science. Jane Goodall gave a really special perspective of living a life where you believe in both evolution and God.Published 2 days ago by Crystal Vitagliano
Jane Goodall is to be admired and respected for her work through the years. Her story was interesting and enlightening. Read morePublished 15 days ago by yiayia
I found this an enjoyable read, although Ms. Goodall's pacing is at times a bit slow to follow. Her anecdotes regarding her work really help to define who she is and why she's made... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle S
Beautifully written. The language is lucid and can relate it to my thinking. It actually justifies why there is a real reason for hope for the world.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's time Jane Goodall was canonized; she seems to me to be a saint . Her years with the chimpanzees led her to a spiritual view of life that is uplifting and inspiring to read.Published 2 months ago by andre
Humbly, yett with dignity, Jane Goodall takes us on an adventurous, scientific and spiritual journey right along beside her.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Glenda Manus
I loved this book I don't read a lot I could not put it down read it in 2 days thank you Jane Goodall for all you do for animals. Read morePublished 3 months ago by laura
A beautiful, heartfelt, inspiring and poignant memoir of Jane Goodall's remarkable life. From her nature and animal-loving youth in Bournemouth, England, to the extraordinary... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Polaire Publications Consignment
I haven't finished the book yet, but so far, it's interesting. I don't like the "requirement" to write a certain amount of words for these reviews. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christina Lonzo