• Living Louder

  • A Compassionate Journey Through Federal Prison
  • By: Portia Louder
  • Narrated by: Portia Louder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Living Louder is a remarkable memoir of redemption and resilience.

A deeply moving account of compassion, faith, and enduring friendships discovered in federal prison. The author weaves a fascinating biographical tale as she opens our eyes and hearts to the real challenges and struggles that people in prison face. A story told with the passion and insight of one who lived it!

This book offers us stories that make us laugh, cry, pray, and most importantly, invite us to see the world from a different perspective. It has the potential to uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with real compassion and truth.

How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs hope. Portia spent 4.5 years of her life locked up in federal prison, and she was transformed. Hers is a story of the hope and kindness that we all seek.

Portia Louder is a gifted storyteller with an indomitable spirit and energy. She grew up with parents whose nonconformity was both a curse and a blessing. Portia gained a fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. What is so astonishing about her story, is not so much that she found the guts and tenacity to climb out of some seemingly impossible situations, but that she describes those situations with deep affection. She gives us a story of triumph against the odds, but also a tender and moving tale of unconditional love and understanding encountered while she was locked away. Portia could be you, or your daughter, your mother or wife. She loves the sun and lives in Highland, Utah with her husband Chad and their children and grandchildren.

©2021 Portia Louder (P)2021 Portia Louder

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An amazing true story!

Wow. Portia really is a ray of light! This book makes me want to be a better person. I laughed, I cried, and I learned some things, too. I loved every bit of this book!

It is real and raw that takes you on journey of repentance and healing. Well written an easy to read. Portia growth is amazing from where she was to now. She will light the world!

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Makes me want to go to prison

It has been a joy to listen to Portia Louder telling her story. I have long had a desire to volunteer in a prison in some way and this book encourages me on that path. There is so much love and light in this book. This book is for anyone who loves stories of overcoming and transformation through trials.

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I cried a lot while reading this book!

Wow! I am so glad that the author wrote this book and opened her heart and soul for us all to learn from and experience what it was like for her in prison. It was very inspirational!

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Real and raw

Portia is a true transitional character. She truly see others as God does. You will learn to love her as she shares her experiences while in federal prison.

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Different perspective beyond Hollywood personas

This was a very touching story. I like how she portrayed the sisterhood that they experienced in her prison. I like her ownership to her crime. I like that she gave perspectives of her family. I found myself emotional in some parts. Congrats on your hard work.

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God is Good, ALWAYS!!!

Portia you feel like a dear friend. Thank you for sharing your raw and vulnerable experiences and for bringing a new perspective for me about prison. Most importantly you showed that being confined isn’t the prison, it’s the things we allow to hold us back. How you found your personal freedom in spite of many hardships is a lesson and inspiration to me that has touched me in profound ways.
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Cheering you on!

Learned so much from Portia’s valuable insights. Having been a neighbor and watched the rise and fall and the triumphant but humble rise again was inspiring! Best of luck to you, Chad and your amazing family!

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I cried my eyes out the whole way through this amazing story. Love this true story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to make their lemon if a life into lemonade…. I simply loved it. It is read by the author and it always makes a book better.

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I enjoyed listening to this book. It made me feel there is hope for all of us. I strongly recommend this book.

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Great and inspiring

I love how Louder shares that the things that matter most can not be bought. I cried, laughed and enjoyed going on this journey with her. You’re in for treat 😍

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Thank you for sharing your story in such a sincere way. I am glad you were able to see this journey as something to learn from and come out of it a better person. It is something we can all learn from.

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