Following My Path

Striving for Justice and Social Change

by Esther Maria Ritter & Editor Judy Ann Ritter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781489725806
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781489725820
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781489725813

About the Book

This book is one of the most inspiring memoirs about living with ALS and helping others to find joy in difficult situations. In Following My Path, readers take a spiritual journey with Esther Maria Ritter, a social activist. She found hope as she watched the Nicaraguans fight to overcome obstacles and create a new nation with the help of the Sandinistas after the Somoza regime. If the Nicaraguans could have faith to overcome blockades, hurricanes, and issues with the Regan administration, she could find the strength to push through her battle with ALS and find joy in her life. Finding out that she had a terminal life-changing disease did not stop Esther's desire for social justice. In this inspiring story, you'll see how living with ALS helped Esther achieve her dreams and become an inspiration to others. If you are experiencing a crisis in your life, you will see how journaling can become a way to cope with those issues and live a life full of joy.

About the Author

Esther Maria Ritter was born in Zürich, Switzerland, and in 1949, immigrated to the United States with her family at age six. An avid writer from an early age, she chronicled her life in diaries as a teenager and in journals throughout her adult life. Esther was a social activist with a heart for the people of Nicaragua. However, she knew that courage doesn't exist without fear. Esther put her life in God's hands, living with ALS for 20 years. She followed her dreams of helping others and found that they were inspiring her. As her hands weakened from her debilitating disease, she fought to create a journal of her experiences. Esther passed away on October 1, 2005.