The story of Taya Kyle's life is an inspiring account of perseverance and tenacity, as well as a demonstration of the life-altering impact of faith. Taya is a passionate Christian who lives by a strong moral compass and who puts her trust in God. Taya's faith has been an anchor for her throughout the rough waters of life, and she discusses this freely in her book "American Wife" and in public appearances, which I recommend that everyone attend at least one
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
by Taya Kyle
by Taya Kyle
The "American Sniper" legacy continues: Taya Kyle celebrates the American Spirit in her inspiring new book
Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your PURPOSE? These Americans did and are changing the world.
After losing her husband, "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, bestselling author Taya Kyle entered a period of deep grief. And yet the experience served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve of strength with the help of the generous love and support of family and friends--and also many strangers across America, who selflessly shared their own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Inspired by her experience, Taya discovered her calling: spreading a message of how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities.
Working with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice (coauthor of American Sniper and American Wife), Taya tells her own story, as well as those of other Americans who have built extraordinary lives after traveling down life's most difficult roads--through loss, illness, all manner of setback. They embody the "American spirit" of resilience, faith, togetherness that has built the nation.
American Spirit profiles more than 30 individuals, young and old, rich and not-so-rich, famous and unknown, who have overcome hardship and done extraordinary things for their communities and for the nation at large. The 9/11 survivor, badly burned over 60% of his body, who asked himself What debt do I owe to God? And to my fellow human beings? What am I supposed to do with this miracle of survival? The man with the hole in his heart who runs ultramarathons. The young cancer victim whose lemonade stand inspired a revolutionary new model for fighting cancer. The blind cyclist; the pastor who became an undercover investigator, and more.
In the end, these stories teach us how to find purpose and heal the world, no matter the difficulty. "Every action, big or small," Taya writes, "has the potential to spark someone else's movement."
American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal
by Taya Kyle
The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend
In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families. Their love had deepened, and, most special of all, their family was whole, finally.
Then, the unthinkable. On February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet. The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build together was shattered. In an instant, Taya became a single parent of two. A widow. A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved.
Chris and Taya’s remarkable story has captivated millions through Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster, Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris and Sienna Miller as Taya, and because of Chris’s bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book’s emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days, and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband’s legacy and reputation.
And yet throughout, friendship, family, and a deepening faith were lifelines that sustained her and the kids when the sorrow became too much. Two years after her husband’s tragic death, Taya has found renewed meaning and connection to Chris by advancing their shared mission of “serving those who serve others,” particularly military and first-responder families. She and the children now are embracing a new future, one that honors the past but also looks forward with hope, gratitude, and joy.
American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year -- a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, faith and purpose that will inspire every reader.
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Faith, Family and Freedom
Taya Kyle's just like any other American - her strong faith allows her to fight through even the toughest of times, family keeps her going and grounded and she's a patriot who believes in the Freedom of being American and the American Spirit - all with a healthy, but irreverent, sense of humor. Those three pillars have got her through the challenges she has faced - from Chris' death while squarely in the public eye, to raising children on her own and creating a new life for herself. She has become a beacon of strength for military and first responder spouses, but her story of Faith, Family and Freedom goes deeper than that and resonates to people of all ages, genders and races the world over.
The Ripple Effect
Utilizing the "Pay it Forward" idea, Taya Kyle believes the Ripple Effect is a powerful thing. One small act of kindness can mean the world to another individual. It can also start a movement, spreading hope from one person to a whole nation.
Recounting the Kyle families' personal experiences, Mrs. Kyle shares the power and impact of taking one step in faith.
I recently had the privilege of attending a public speaking event featuring Taya Kyle and I was truly impressed. Taya's presentation was engaging, informative, and heartfelt. Her poise and presence were captivating, and her message was inspiring. It was evident that Taya was passionate about her cause and passionate about the audience. I left the event feeling motivated and inspired. Taya's message was powerful, and I highly recommend experiencing her speak in person.
I attended an event in Fort Worth benefitting Union Gospel Mission, Taya was the speaker. Taya's message was powerful. Her Christian values, testimony, desire to help others was encouraging. Taya is bold in her faith and inspiring to me.
I heard Taya speak at the Ft Worth event last year. Taya was so inspiring! She's a strong and bold Christian woman. It was great to hear her insights on life, family and helping others. Her courage came from God to get through the tragic loss of her husband. Hearing how God impacts her daily life was very encouraging and uplifting for me and my friends.
Taya has an incredible presentation style. It will not take an audience long to hear Taya's heart, faith, and love of country. Taya's has a unique ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences. From teenagers to those of more advanced years, Taya connects and shares a message to inspire, encourage, and motivate. As a woman of faith, her message is contagious and plants seeds of hope.
Taya's presentation prior to the days business discussions, galvanized the franchisees and management team, before outlining our future strategies for growth and expansion here in the US.Since that time, we've noticed a more cohesive and supportive franchise network, working collectively with Corporate in achieving our common goals. For an inspirational, motivational keynote speaker - especially during a period of change - Taya touches everyone in the room with her life experiences
WOW!AMAZING!FANTASTIC!BEST EVER! These are just some of the praises we have heard about Taya yesterday. Blew It Out of the WATER! Not only was her speech on target and inspiring, Taya was so gracious and down to earth. One of the most personable speakers we have had.