When Atlas Shirked
by Nynia Chance
Digital First Edition published April 15, 2012
Publisher: Nexus of Now Media
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New to When Atlas Shirked?
When Atlas Shirked is a book about Things People Believe and Do, which are commonly called religion, family, business, politics, government and community. In it, a young citizen of an alternate America shares her story of discovering her country, mourning all it has lost, and celebrating the great resources it retains in its people. So come, and follow Liz Franklin in her journey of loss, acceptance and hope, as she works with friends and enemies to join forces in building a better world. You just might discover your own ideas on how you can bring this hope to your world, too.
About The Book
Elizabeth Franklin is a young woman, a Zealous Christian, and most importantly, a fervently patriotic Member of the Incorporated States of America, a country ruled by the corporations to whom it is indebted. Raised as the youngest daughter in a strictly traditional family, her key goals are to successfully graduate from the Christian Schooling Network and begin a family of her own.
Before her senior year, however, she is confronted with a tragic loss that calls into question not only her inflexibility of Faith, but the weapons she has used to fight for it. Rather than shirk from this difficult challenge she rises to it, making it into an opportunity to use Love to transform her community for the better. Little does she realize that this quest is merely the first step in teaching her how to help her fellow Americans use Love to transform their own communities, and in doing so, bring about the Rebirth of their Nation.
About the Author
Nynia Chance was born the middle child to an average American Christian family in an average American town, graduating from an average American high school to drop out of an average American college and make her way through an average American career. In the process, she has been informed that she has a "well of patience deeper than... other peoples' wells of patience", the sometimes annoying habit of finding the lovable humanity in everybody, and the uniquely compassionate insights that such traits bring.
So she finally took seriously folks' requests for her to write some of her thoughts down, and it turned into a rather long book. It's imperfect, but so is she, and in the end she just gave it her best. She dearly, sincerely hopes it might help others find their best, and inspire them to share it.