Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage
Lisa Beamer, Ken Abraham
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2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner!
The best-seller that has brought comfort and hope to millions in the wake of 9/11 is now available in softcover! Let's Roll!―the moving, behind-the-scenes story of United Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer and his widow, Lisa―is so much more than a tribute. A message of character, courage, and undeniable faith in the face of horrifying tragedy, it encourages anyone who reads it to live real life right now . . . and to have confidence and hope for the future.
and interior photographs used by permission from the Beamer family collection. Cover photograph of field � 2003 by Robert Vizzini/Nonstock. All rights reserved. Photograph of Ken Abraham taken by Jim Enos, Image Photography, Sarasota, Florida, � 2002 by Ken Abraham. All rights reserved. Acquisitions Director, Tammy Faxel Designed by Jenny Swanson Edited by Ramona Cramer Tucker Published in association with the literary agency of Alive Communications, Inc.,7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200,
great insights from The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life by Patrick Morley, a book the group used to stimulate discussions. In it, Morley asserts: Men may work too hard because of fear, because of their values, because they selfishly enjoy work, or because they hope to escape conflict in their home. They may still be seeking to win the approval of their own fathers. Whatever the reason, it is not rational.2 Todd underlined the statement and then numbered his top personal reasons for working so
home this week?” I asked. “Oh, this is going to be a really bad week,” Todd said softly. “I just can’t wait for the weekend. I wish it were Saturday right now.” Todd’s statement took me by surprise. We had already made plans for that weekend to go bike-riding with the boys in a nearby state park. I knew Todd was looking forward to that, but he was usually extremely positive and enthusiastic about work, even when challenges loomed. “I just can’t wait to get through this week,” Todd said again,
gone down in a reclaimed field that had once been a coal strip mine and was now a grassy meadow in a rural area of Pennsylvania. It was the only terrorist attack that day in which no lives were lost on the ground as a result of the crash. In Washington, people with stunned expressions streamed into the streets as many government office buildings were evacuated. Few people panicked, though all over the city people scampered to their vehicles, trying to get home to their loved ones. They often
moment came when I met Lisa Jefferson backstage at Oprah’s show. Although we had talked on the phone, this was our first meeting face-to-face. We had seen each other’s pictures on television, so we each knew what the other looked like. No one needed to introduce us; we recognized each other immediately. We smiled, hugged, and shed a few tears as we greeted one another warmly and Lisa introduced me to her husband, Warren. On the show, Lisa and I reviewed the details of her 15-minute conversation