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A Brave Face

Two Cultures, Two Families, and the Iraqi Girl Who Bound Them Together
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Barbara Marlowe was in her 50s when she saw the photo that changed her life. It was a photo of four-year-old Teeba Furat Fadhil, whose face, head, and hands had been severely burned during a roadside bombing in the Diyala Province of Iraq when she was just 19 months old. It was Teeba’s eyes that captivated Barbara. They were wide, dark, and soulful. They seemed to cry out with a message across continents: Help me.

The story of Barbara responding to that call is as inspiring as it is improbable. With a powerful faith and determination, Barbara overcame obstacle after obstacle to bring Teeba to the United States for medical treatments - and to ultimately offer a home.

A Brave Face includes material written by Teeba and her Iraqi mother, Dunia, at key moments in their stories. The audiobook also explores the connection forged between Barbara and Dunia over the past decade - a connection that has survived the strife of war and the horrors of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. In the end, this story highlights the power of love to reach across both cultures and continents.

©2019 Barbara Marlowe and Teeba Furat Marlowe (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • 08-06-19

Book to be remembered, magnificent 👍

This book was magnificent and the way the story was told took my heart with characters.

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Inspirational

An incredible story of tenacity, love in action and the power of faith. War brought so much pain to little Teeba, but Barbara's perseverance ensured a new home, a new life and an incredible future. This book reads like a play-by-play account of the emotional roller coaster everyone involved went through to help an injured child... what at an inspirational true story!

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beautiful story about a mother's love

Would you give up your child if it meant she could get the medical attention she needed? would you turn your life upside down to help a child in need you randomly read about in a newspaper article? Two women worked to give a little girl severely bombed in a car bomb in Iraq the chance for healing in the United States.
it is well written, heart wrenching and just a beautiful story! Highly recommend!!