As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country-and as a young mother trapped by domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. In 2003, the passionate Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who confronted Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history."Mighty Be Our Powers" is the gripping chronicle of her journey.