- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (April 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9652296430
- ISBN-13: 978-9652296436
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,809,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing Paperback – April 22, 2014
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
By focusing on terrorism s human rather than political dimension, the book fills out the historical narrative in a critical way, said Don Cohen of West Bloomfield, a former Jewish professional and journalist who worked with Konvisser to refine the ideas, stories and style. The book s depth and humanity help us penetrate the life-changing impact on those who survived, and provide a necessary context for grappling with the personal and political possibilities and challenges ahead, Cohen said. --Ruthan Brodsky, Detroit Jewish News
Terrorism is more than statistics and casualty rates; it is also about the people who survived and the impact on extended families.… So many Israeli lives have been taken by terrorism and so many families shattered. This book tells a different story: the determination and will of Israelis to rebuild and, indeed, to triumph over the terrorists, a victory of the human spirit. --Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University, Former United States Ambassador to Israel and Egypt
Again and again in her new book, Dr. Konvisser illustrates the gift of choice, not Why me? but instead Why not me? What do I do now with my freedom to go forward from this moment? In human profile after profile, the author poignantly shows her readers how some individuals allow their circumstances to shatter them while others are ennobled by their responses and endurance. Dr. Konvisser s gift to you is an intimate challenge to choose hope and healing in your own life. Viktor Frankl reminds us that man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. I join Zieva Konvisser in asking which one is your choice. --Robert C. Barnes, PhD, President, International Board of Directors, Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
About the Author
Zieva Konvisser's diverse career has evolved from pharmaceutical chemist to automotive executive to earning a post- retirement PhD in human development. As a fellow of the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University, her research focuses on the human impact of traumatic events, such as terrorism, genocide, war, and wrongful conviction. She has served on the National Commission on American Jewish Women and the boards of several community, philanthropic, and professional organizations and is currently on the international board of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma and the advisory board of Strength to Strength. Whether in the laboratory, the parts distribution center, the streets of Jerusalem, or the boardroom, she has always been driven by a commitment to make a positive difference in people's lives and the communities in which they live and work.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 72%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)