The founder of Live Action and the face of the millennial pro-life movement presents a guidebook for becoming a force for good in a broken world.
With raw and intimate stories from both her personal life and public activism, Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action and the face of the millennial pro-life movement, presents a guidebook for becoming a force for good in a broken world.
This book will show you how to:
- understand your own talents and wounds so you can build a solid foundation as you fight for change;
- overcome insecurities and imposter syndrome and become a leader through practice;
- find inner courage and confidence in the face of obstacles and criticism; and
- bounce back from mistakes to continually grow and make a long-lasting impact.
Do you see the world's pain and injustice and wish you could do something about it? Do you want to make a difference but don't know where to begin?
As a fifteen-year-old girl, Lila Rose started Live Action in her family's living room out of a deep passion to defend the rights of the most vulnerable among us and to expose the abortion industry. In the sixteen years since, she has built the largest and most engaged online following in the pro-life movement, addressed members of the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and been named as one of the National Journal's "25 most Influential Washington Women Under 35.” Now she is opening up her heart and drawing on her experiences to speak to all those who want to be a force for change but need guidance on how to start. Lila guides readers from the beginning thoughts of, How can I help? to, Yes, I can be a force for good, and I can start today, providing a much-needed handbook on how to truly make a difference in today's world.
“In the struggle against the greatest evil of our times—the institutionalization of murder on a global scale—Fighting for Life may well prove to be one of the most important books you will ever read. It is an account of personal growth and a gripping tale of heroism that is both candid and humble. It reveals that grace is more powerful than the diabolic malice that denies the humanity of children in the womb and, ultimately, the humanity of us all. Standing as a sign of contradiction to this catastrophic blindness, Lila Rose’s story, and mission, bears comparison to that of Joan of Arc and of David facing Goliath. It is not only a dramatic narrative; it is radiant with wisdom—the wisdom that heals.”
—MICHAEL D. O’BRIEN, AUTHOR OF FR. ELIJAH AND ISLAND OF THE WORLD
“Lila is the definition of a fighter. Despite tremendous opposition, she founded one of the nation’s leading pro-life and human rights organizations when she was just fifteen years old. Lila has refused to stay silent on issues that are plaguing our nation and the impact she has made in the abortion industry is astounding. Lila’s story is a challenge for us all to take a stand, speak truth, and persist in the fight for life.”
—LISA BEVERE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“Lila Rose is one of the most fearless, powerful women I’ve ever met. I’m so grateful that she’s shared her story in these pages, as I have no doubt it will inspire countless young women to be courageous enough to make a change in the world.” —JENNIFER FULWILER, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN GOD
“An inspiring account, and a must-read not just for those in the pro-life movement, but all those who believe they have been created to make a difference!” —CURTIS A. MARTIN, FOUNDER OF FOCUS
“This is the true book of ‘rules for radicals.’ Lila Rose shows us that the most authentic revolutionaries are those who are most completely converted. Her book is challenging, but I need the challenge. Maybe we all do.”
—SCOTT HAHN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND THEOLOGIAN
“This is a book that should be put into the hands of every young person who is looking for a cause worthy of a total, lifelong, passionate commitment. Its story line is compelling, and its lessons—its practical and ‘personalist’ principles—are tested, tried, and true, but forgotten and flaunted by a society suffering from both amnesia and anemia, i.e. lacking both identity and blood (life and passion).”
—PETER KREEFT, BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT BOSTON COLLEGE
“Lila Rose’s engaging and vividly written memoir offers far more than a leading pro-lifer’s personal story: It’s full of practical lessons for all men and women of conscience who seek to change our troubled world for the better.”
—SOHRAB AHMARI, AUTHOR OF FROM FIRE, BY WATER: MY JOURNEY TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH
“For fifteen years Lila Rose has brought visionary leadership and courage to the pro-life convictions of millions of Americans. In this book, with her unique and relatable blend of advice, anecdotes, and spiritual reflections, Lila shares sound direction for anyone wanting to change the world and themselves—and she introduces the reader to the wise, kind, and brave heart of a woman whom many of us have been privileged to know and love all along.”
—DAVID DALEIDEN, FOUNDER OF THE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS
“The pluck, determination, and passion for defending life that have made Lila Rose a force to be reckoned with are evident on every page of this spirited, engaging guidebook. Bravely sharing her struggles as well as her successes, her weakness as well as her strength, Lila offers us a powerful reminder that who we are matters even more than what we do and the greatest force for social change is a heart transformed by grace.”
—COLLEEN CARROLL CAMPBELL, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE HEART OF PERFECTION and MY SISTERS THE SAINTS
“Lila has written a beautiful, must-read book for all of us who feel a calling to right the wrong of this grave injustice called abortion. You will feel compelled to do more, to fight harder, and to dig deep within yourself to sacrifice more of yourself for our most vulnerable in the womb. Read this book—and learn from one of the very best in our movement.”
—ABBY JOHNSON, AUTHOR OF UNPLANNED