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

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Bethany House, Feb 1, 2008 - Religion - 192 pages
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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 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.
 

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

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Her story of what happened to her and all those around her on 09.11 is heartaching and lets you feel the confusion, stress, and fears that a survivor experienced in the towers that morning. She ... Read full review

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

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Her story of what happened to her and all those around her on 09.11 is heartaching and lets you feel the confusion, stress, and fears that a survivor experienced in the towers that morning. She ... Read full review

Contents

A Note to the Reader
11
Savior
35
Deeper Into Darkness
43
THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY
53
of Me
79
The Beginnings
87
There Is No Other Love
101
MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP
109
and Learning to Breathe
121
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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.

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