Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History

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Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History

Format:  Hardcover,

331 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Publish Date: Mar 2008

ISBN-13: 9780785223245

ISBN-10: 078522324X

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Life lessons from single mothers throughout history form the inspiration for single mothers today.

Single moms are not just a product of our modern culture. There have been single mothers throughout history, women who have raised not only their children but also nations with a higher vision for life. Holding Her Head High recounts stories of twelve such women from the third to the twenty-first centuries, women who found ways to twist their fates to represent God's destiny for their lives.

These uniquely powerful, brave women, within the scope of their own world and times, are like the ninety-nine percent of single mothers today who never intended to carry that distinction. They are abandoned, widowed, or divorced, all carrying wounds, yet they also all found ways to exhibit courage, kindness, dignity, and faith to heal themselves by healing others.

Actress Janine Turner, herself a single mother, describes the social implications for women and children from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Pioneer days, including a single mother of slavery. Stories from women like Rachel Lavein Fawcett, abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton; Abagail Adams, a wartime widow; Harriet Jacobs, an unwed mother of slavery whose autobiography was published the year the Civil War began; and widowed Belva Lockwood, the first woman to officially run for President, all carrying wounds but all offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement. Lessons include: Listen for God's higher calling Hold your head high Dare to dream Champion your children Heal with humor Don't Give Up Before the Miracle

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Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publish Date: Mar 2008
ISBN-13: 9780785223245
ISBN-10: 078522324X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 331
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.01
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.99 x 1.16 x 8.54

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: How Did a Baptist Girl from Texas End Up as a Single Mom?p. xv
The Roman Empire-Setting the Stagep. 1
Listen for God's Higher Calling-Helena Augustap. 7
The Middle Ages-Setting the Stagep. 27
Choose God's Greatness-Blanche of Castilep. 35
Turn Tribulations into Triumphs-Christine De Pizanp. 59
Colonial and Revolutionary America-Setting the Stagep. 85
Define Your Own Destiny-Rachel Lavein Fawcettp. 95
Dare to Dream-Eliza Pinckneyp. 113
Put God First-Isabella Grahamp. 133
Go the Extra Mile-Elizabeth Timothyp. 155
Champion Your Children-Abigail Adamsp. 165
Single Mothers of Slavery-Setting the Stagep. 181
Don't Give Up Before the Miracle-Harriet Jacobsp. 187
Pioneer Single Mothers-Setting the Stagep. 221
Heal with Humor-Elinore Pruitt Stewartp. 229
Persevere with Praise-Aunt Clara Brownp. 251
Soar on Eagle's Wings-Belva Lockwoodp. 277
Conclusion: Virtual Conversationsp. 313
Notesp. 325

Book description

Life lessons from single mothers throughout history form the inspiration for single mothers today.

Single moms are not just a product of our modern culture. There have been single mothers throughout history, women who have raised not only their children but also nations with a higher vision for life. Holding Her Head High recounts stories of twelve such women from the third to the twenty-first centuries, women who found ways to twist their fates to represent God's destiny for their lives.

These uniquely powerful, brave women, within the scope of their own world and times, are like the ninety-nine percent of single mothers today who never intended to carry that distinction. They are abandoned, widowed, or divorced, all carrying wounds, yet they also all found ways to exhibit courage, kindness, dignity, and faith to heal themselves by healing others.

Actress Janine Turner, herself a single mother, describes the social implications for women and children from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Pioneer days, including a single mother of slavery. Stories from women like Rachel Lavein Fawcett, abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton; Abagail Adams, a wartime widow; Harriet Jacobs, an unwed mother of slavery whose autobiography was published the year the Civil War began; and widowed Belva Lockwood, the first woman to officially run for President, all carrying wounds but all offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement. Lessons include:

  • Listen for God's higher calling
  • Hold your head high
  • Dare to dream
  • Champion your children
  • Heal with humor
  • Don't Give Up Before the Miracle

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 Very inspirational look at single mothers thru time, how they overcame obsticals thru faith, and championed their children with God. 03/25/2008
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