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What are some of the themes in Survive to Live, with quotes supporting the themes?

Themes in Survive to Live include the idea that faith in God and being open to love are essential components of living a free and full life. For example, Orozco writes that “Jesus proved once and for all that love is stronger than hate!” This quote helps show the reader that it is important to open the heart to love.

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Survive to Live by Jonathan Orozco is ultimately about the power of faith to help one out of difficult times. Orozco aims to use his story to inspire readers to follow God’s plan for them to live a full life.

There are many quotes that support this main theme about the power of faith. For example, consider how Orozco introduces his mother as a faithful woman. He describes the horrible, dangerous, and filthy environment of La Limonda but explains that his mother always believed that it “was a beautiful place under God’s watch” (Orozco, 4). His mother...

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