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Fear and Courage

True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience

Renee Hollis



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07 October 2019
Series: Timeless Wisdom
We have all felt fear, whether it's the sweaty palms and racing heart as we make a speech or the profound, all-encompassing awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage. The person who learns a new skill late in life despite fearing they're 'too old'. The quiet voice that speaks up when everyone else remains silent. As Nelson Mandela famously said, 'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.' Collected from around the world, the twenty-five true stories showcased here capture the full range of the fear and courage experience. From the 65-year-old woman stepping outside her comfort zone to visit Antarctica, to the young social worker confronting an abusive father and husband; from a gay woman's experience of coming out, to a man confronting his claustrophobia to have an MRI, or a woman fighting to keep both herself and her unborn child alive in Hitler's Germany - these are stories of fear and courage in all their guises. At times humorous, often poignant, they will linger in your memory, shining a light on just what it means to be human. Interspersed between the stories are quotes about fear and courage by people as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt, Paulo Coelho, Marcus Aurelius and Taylor Swift. The result is a book to be savoured and returned to again and again.
Edited by:   Renee Hollis
Imprint:   Exisle
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 227mm,  Width: 170mm, 
ISBN:   9781925820065
ISBN 10:   1925820068
Series:   Timeless Wisdom
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   07 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Renee Hollis is an author, photographer and organizer of collaborative projects for creative artists. Her goal with `Timeless Wisdom' is to create an opportunity for writers to share a powerful message with thousands of readers and contribute to be a highly collectible, beautifully produced series.

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