PRLog - Feb. 17, 2011 - SALT LAKE CITY -- Bridget Cook was always waiting... waiting for her shift to get over, waiting for the next term in college to be through, sometimes just waiting for an excruciatingly dark night to pass. "I nearly always lived in the future," Cook says. "I was just enduring life and never once realized the power of the present moment." It took a near-death experience for her to learn how precious life really was. A sudden and powerful second chance caused her to see others in a way that had been impossible before. Despite the extreme fear and prejudice around her, Bridget began working with gang kids, former skinheads, serial killer's family members, and others who had chosen to overcome extreme odds. She saw light in the eyes of the lost and recognized her former self. "Learning to Dance in the Rain" is Bridget's chapter in the new #1 bestseller, "Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Come Wrapped in Sandpaper" with Lisa Nichols and 38 Extraordinary Champions.
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Co-authoring this book with Lisa Nichols was a dream come true, despite the fact that this was a power she had begun to learn before 'The Secret." It was the power to manifest goals and to become more than she ever realized. "When you are in partnership with God," she says, "anything is possible, especially healing within the human heart. This I know without a single doubt, and I continue to see it over and over." When Bridget watched the movie The Secret, she knew she would one day meet Lisa Nichols and work with her. "I smiled at the very light this woman radiated. She had discovered that same light within her, and in others."
Bridget had taken enormous risks with other books she's written. Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter was about Melissa G. Moore, an amazing woman who overcame the obstacles in society -- and most of all, within herself -- to become free, of the stranglehold of her father's tragic legacy. The daughter of the Happy Face serial killer, Melissa broke the chains of secrecy and horror and is now both powerful and inspirational to millions the world over. Melissa and their book, Shattered Silence, have been seen on Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, 20/20 and in People Magazine, as well as countless other venues the world over. "More important than that," says Bridget, "are the countless lives that have been touched by Melissa's courage." Before Shattered, Bridget had chronicled the transformational story of TJ Leyden, former high-ranking member of a large neo-Nazi group who turned away from his former associates and lifestyle and now teaches a way of tolerance, peace, respect and true power. TJ's story is also dynamically compelling, as he now recruits kids throughout the US to stay OUT of gangs.
"These stories," says Bridget, "are like those in Living Proof. Our new book is filled with compelling tales of overcoming all odds. I am so honored and excited to be a part of it and to have one more great book to share with the world about the possibilities of the human soul!"
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#1 Bestselling Author & Transformational Speaker of empowering stories: Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Come Wrapped in Sandpaper; Shattered Silence, the Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter; and Skinhead Confessions: