We’ve heard the harrowing details of the planes crashing into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, of how the First Responders risked their lives -and hundreds of them died- to save people trapped inside. More than three thousand people died on September 11, 2001 after terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. But there were thousands of regular folks who fled their apartments, homes and offices not knowing if they would live out the day. One of them was Christina Ray Stanton. She and her husband were living the dream as New Yorkers climbing the corporate ladder of success. They lived in lower Manhattan a few blocks from the World Trade Center. When the first plane hit, they could see the smoke coming from the tower from their balcony. When the second plane approached, it flew within 500 feet of that balcony over Christina’s head. The sound rendered her temporarily deaf and knocked her to the floor. They grabbed the dog and fled the apartment with whatever they had on. In a matter of seconds they became refugees fleeing what seemed like a war zone. It took Christina a decade to talk about that day… and another near decade to write the book that tells the story of how 9-11 made her faith a reality. In this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Christina gives voice to her book, “Out of the Shadow of 9-11”,  which tells an inspiring true story of a faith transformed.