Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11

Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11

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by Leslie Haskin
     
 

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A Second Chance at Life

On the sunny morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists murdered more than twenty-seven hundred people in an attack on New York City.

Thousands died when a hijacked Boeing 767 slammed into Tower One of the World Trade Center.

It was first blood.
For Leslie Haskin, it was a second chance at life.

This is

Overview

A Second Chance at Life

On the sunny morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists murdered more than twenty-seven hundred people in an attack on New York City.

Thousands died when a hijacked Boeing 767 slammed into Tower One of the World Trade Center.

It was first blood.
For Leslie Haskin, it was a second chance at life.

This is the riveting account of Leslie's harrowing escape--down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power. The intervening months brought crippling mental and emotional distress, but from the rubble and ashes, the corporate climber rediscovered the faith of her childhood and now embraces a new life of serving others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441208118
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
237,289
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Brian Birdwell
"Between Heaven and Ground Zero hits the nail on the head of two very large nails. First, it reminds us of the capacity for evil from jihadists that our nation still faces, and second and most important, that a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the only source of personal and eternal peace."
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Survivor of Pentagon attack and Founder of Face the Fire Ministry
Paula Rinehart
"For those of us who want an inside peek at God's compassionate presence in the midst of inscrutable tragedy, this book is as close an experience of 'being there' as we are likely to get. Leslie's struggle for faith in the face of unanswered questions can inspire us all."
Author of Strong Women, Soft Hearts and Sex and the Soul of a Woman
Patsy Clairmont
"Hang onto your heart". While this is not an emotionally easy read it is a redemptive one. We witness in Leslie the reverberation of the human spirit as she recovers her footing after September 11. How extraordinarily courageous of her to let us see how she found her way out of the unthinkable."
Speaker for Women of Faith and Author of All Cracked Up

Meet the Author

Leslie Haskin achieved great success at Kemper Insurance Company in New York City. She became the Director of Operations and one of only two African Americans to hold executive title within the corporation's eastern region. But 9/11 changed her priorities. In addition to her career, Leslie is active in outreach ministry, serving with Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, New York. She spends her time in the inner city spreading the message of hope to the homeless and otherwise lost. She is the founder and executive director of Safe Hugs, a nonprofit organization designed to provide rehabilitation and healing to women and children who are homeless and victims of domestic violence. Leslie has appeared at several memorials honoring the victims and survivors of 9/11. She has served as keynote speaker at national and regional conferences throughout the United States, including The West Point Women of the Chapel and North American Missions Board--World Changers. She lives in Newburgh, New York.
Leslie Haskin has become the voice of hope for many. Known for her miraculous escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, her testimony of climbing the corporate ladder and then losing it all is both engaging and heartrending. Even more compelling is God's faithfulness in transforming her life.

Today Leslie is active in outreach ministry and is the founding director of Safe Hugs Ministries, an agency that helps women and children. She is the author of three books, including Between Heaven and Ground Zero and When Life Doesn't Make Sense. Leslie travels internationally, spreading a message of hope and overcoming, and has been featured on many media outlets, including The 700 Club, CNN, CBS Early Show, Moody radio, All You, and Maire Claire. She makes her home in Newburgh, New York.

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Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Erica Singleton More than 1 year ago
Wow what can I say about this book! It is a very fast moving great story. You want to read it until its complete. It is very interesting and almost reads like a movie. It can be very graphic at times. This is a must read for anyone especially for people that are in management positions, and feel that they are above the world or better than others! It is very life changing!
Cyanjus More than 1 year ago
Her story goes to show that all of us should seek God and he will always be there to guide us. She went through quite an ordeal while trying to escape and even months after but she still kept her head high and realized what was most important in life and that is God.
PeaceG More than 1 year ago
I have already verbally recommended this book to friends citing the vivid descriptions, the poetic writing style, and the references to scripture. It makes one pause and contemplate the 9/11 survivors whose memories/experiences are incomprehensible to us, the TV viewer. The author's vivid recall of her escape will stay with me. The author's later experiences after 9/11 left with me needing further explanation. The clarity of the experience of that day was the reason for the 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May all those affected by the 9/11 tragdies be blessed and have a good afterlife in heaven. We love you, we pray for you, we bless you, in God's name, Amen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had hoped to learn more about 9/11 and the experiences at ground zero. Instead, this is a story about one woman's religious experience and growth. Not what I expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author gives the reader a true experience of what it was like to be on the inside of the WTC on 9/11. My heart still aches for all the innocent people who lost their lives that tragic day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would have been very hard for her to write I would think had it not been for the faith she reunited with though all that she went through. Very intelligent , strong , caring person.
neogina More than 1 year ago
More people need to read accounts like this so that we never forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book; however, there was some repetition that seemed to make the book longer than necessary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be a good read for everyone.
Pappy1943 More than 1 year ago
Wife and I both were engrossed in this story. Had no idea how horrific it was for the people inside the towers. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To realize just what the victims and surviors went through and their story of survival during and after the effects of this tradgedy to our Country! Visited New York and visited the site. Reading this true story meant so much more of the scarfices of the unsung heros and all that lost their life that horrible 9/11.
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It was OK but it could have been better if the writing was more professional.
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luvreading08 More than 1 year ago
I read the book, was not really impressed with it. Read more like just her interpretation of what she experienced, not at all what we would want to read. We've already heard, so many times, what others experienced, and hers was not a solitary one. It renewed her faith in God, which I think also was the result that we have heard from other survivors. I don't recommend the book for others unless they just have not read anything about the devastation of that day.
JOMONV More than 1 year ago
This book provides an firsthand account of what it was like trying to escape the towers. Not very well written and spelling typos throughout the book which was very disappointing.