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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.
The best of Goodall. Great as a book club title. Great for a general reader regardless of your interests.Published 14 days ago by Professor Dave
She writes of some very difficult themes, but important themes of our collective cruelty and insensitivity to the living creatures of this earth. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ravaladez
Having heard a lot about Jane Goodall and her work, along with several excerpts from her various writings, I wanted to read one of her books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adam Flanders
Wonderful inspiring book - a record of Jane's spiritual journey as the cover states. After reading it I believe there is definitely a "Reason for Hope"Published 4 months ago by Susan Ross
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 7 months ago by Crystal Vitagliano