Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War

With 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee

How a young woman broken by war and domestic violence became the leader of an army of women who brought their nation to peace.

  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist
  • Excerpted in Newsweek
  • Reprinted in 14 Countries


“Searing war-torn memories from a visionary African peacekeeper and women’s rights activist.”

  — Starred Kirkus Review



  — Oprah Blog Book of the Week


“One of the most inspirational and powerful books I’ve ever read.”

— Sheryl Sandberg


“As riveting as a can’t-put-down novel.”

— Reader’s Digest


“An amazing tale of a group of women coming together to change the course of a country’s history—and…the inspiring story of how Leymah overcame her own doubts and fears and found the courage to lead them.”

—Bill Gates, “10 Books Melinda and I Recommend to the TED Crowd”


 “A gripping, deeply personal story; an extraordinary read.”

— Ms Magazine blog


 “Mighty Be Our Powers would not be the riveting and finely detailed personal story it is without Carol – more than that, the book would never have come into existence. She is a highly gifted reporter and writer with an uncanny ability to find a story, tease out scenes and forgotten moments and weave them into a richly atmospheric whole.”

            — Katrina Heron Editor At Large, Newsweek/Daily Beast