They were average New Yorkers.
But in the aftermath, they became American refugees . . .
When the planes hit the Twin Towers, Christina Ray Stanton's life changed forever. As the new dawn of terrorism began, the Manhattan resident and her husband fearfully witnessed the impact just six blocks away from Ground Zero. As toxic dust spread into the air, the Stantons boarded a boat off the island and into the unknown.
With a close friend dead and their beloved dog clinging to life, the Stantons' faith in God was tested. But after months away from her home, Christina trusted in a higher purpose to claim a stronger future. This is their story.
Out of the Shadow of 9/11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation is a little-told story of the far-reaching collateral damage of September 11. As a longtime local and veteran tour guide, author Christina Ray Stanton shares an intimate journey of the harrowing event. Through her long road to physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery, you'll discover your own inspiration in tough times.
If you like true stories, heart-wrenching journeys, and emotionally raw perspectives, then you'll love Christina Ray Stanton's honest perspective.
Buy Out of the Shadow of 9/11 to find your way back to faith today!
About the Author
Christina Ray Stanton is a Florida native who has lived in New York City for almost 30 years. Christina is a professional, licensed NYC tour guide who has led thousands of people on tours since 1995. She was also the Director of the Short-Term Missions Ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (founded by Timothy Keller) for the past decade. In 2017, she founded a nonprofit called Loving All Nations, which helps the world's poor and vulnerable. Christina wrote the award-winning book, Out of the Shadow of 9-11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation, which debuted in June 2019. It was featured in several publications and on TV, including CBN, TBN, and Fox. Christina's articles are regularly featured in publications, such as Outreach magazine, Reader's Digest, and The Gospel Coalition, and she is also a sought-after speaker who shares her testimony with audiences all over the world.
It's so refreshing to read Christina's story that beautifully maps out her emotional, inspiring, and redemptive journey from that fateful day. --Tony Hale, Emmy-Winning Actor
Stanton writes from her unique perspective as a New Yorker living six blocks from the towers, a NYC tour guide who took tourists to the WTC complex for years, and a refugee in the attacks' aftermath. This is her must-read story--raw, fresh, and honest. --Sarah Anderson, HSN Television Host
Christina and Brian's story is an example of how God used the Christian community to help New Yorkers heal after the attacks. --Kathy Keller, co-author with Timothy Keller of The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Many New Yorkers like myself woke up to a beautiful day on 9/11 only to be confronted with the horrors of the towers falling and lives traumatized. Just as circumstances can change, however, lives can be transformed. Read this captivating account of surviving the 9/11 tragedy and moving from victims to victors. --Jenny Chang, Diaconate Director of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City