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Norris describes himself as a shy youth who finally blossomed while studying martial arts as a soldier in South Korea. His self-deprecating humor shows through anecdotes about karate defeats, white-knuckled speaking engagements, and his failure to become a Los Angeles policeman, which led to his fame as a karate champion.
This is the autobiography of a man who went to prison and found Christ. This changed his life.
El día de Navidad de 2011, el alma de Ben Breedlove se fue al cielo. Pero no era la primera vez que iba allí. Ben sufría de cardiomiopatía hipertrófica (CMH), una afección cardiaca que lo mantuvo en riesgo constante de muerte súbita. En cuatro ocasiones Ben entró en paro cardiaco, y durante estas experiencias experimentó la presencia de ángeles y la incomprensible paz del cielo. Ben creó un video de dos partes llamado Esta es mi historia, en el que utilizó tarjetas para hablarle al mundo de sus experiencias cercanas a la muerte y de su llamado para ir al cielo. Cuando murió, siete días más tarde, a la corta edad de dieciocho años, su familia y el resto del mundo se encontraron por casualidad con estos videos. El mundo respondió de manera abrumadoramente positiva al mensaje compartido por Ben. La visión que Ben tuvo del cielo fue su regalo para su familia y para el mundo. Y ahora este es el regalo que la familia Breedlove nos hace a todos: una profunda mirada a la vida y a las experiencias cercanas a la muerte de Ben, a la fortaleza y la fe de un joven y, por último, a la esperanza del cielo.
Esperanza e inspiración para ayudar a los padres durante el proceso de envejecimiento y el deterioro que causa la demencia y la enfermedad de Alzheimer. La demencia es una de las enfermedades de más rápido crecimiento en el mundo y se está convirtiendo en un problema de todos en poco tiempo. Cuando tu padre se vuelve tu hijo narra la historia de una familia que, a regañadientes, reconoció los problemas más frecuentes de este padecimiento y empezó a manejarlos: pérdida de la memoria deterioro físico higiene personal peligros al conducir o al vivir solo conducta anormal actitudes inusuales Mientras va contando la condición degenerativa de su propia madre, Ken Abraham, uno de los autores más leídos según el New York Times, no solo educa sino que ofrece inspiración que ayudará a los lectores a enfrentar y a manejar estas circunstancias. Con humor y teniendo presente el mandamiento de Dios de honrar a padre y madre, Abraham anima a los lectores, ayudándoles a echarse al hombro las nuevas y, muchas veces, difíciles responsabilidades. Y aunque los pacientes no se recuperen de este lado del cielo, hace recomendaciones que las familias pueden llevar a la práctica para hacer la experiencia más segura, con más cariño, y más llevadera para todos.
The behind-the-scenes story of United Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer and his widow, Lisa--is so much more than a tribute. A message of character, courage, and undeniable faith in the face of horrifying tragedy, it encourages anyone who reads it to live.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the second human to walk on the moon. Here, he offers a first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure, and gives an insider's perspective on how being part of NASA's nonstop public relations 'world tour' led him into a downward spiral of depression and alcoholism. The book continues on an optimistic note through Aldrin's recovery, his second marriage, and his work opening the doors of space tourism for all. Color historical and personal photos are included. Co-author Ken Abraham is a New York Times bestselling author. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
In the twinkling of an eye, their lives changed forever. Husbands, wives, children, all lost in what was first called "the disappearence." Now many understand that with milllions of christians called home, the rapture has irrevocably turn the fabric of their lives. They wander, rootless and searching, in the wake of the events nearly too powerful too overwhelming to comprehend.
A companion resource to Joe Gibbs's dynamic book, the Racing to Win Study Guide elaborates on the biblical foundation of the cornerstone principles for success found at the end of each chapter. Each of eight study sessions includes: - Race Preparation -- Identify and reflect upon a personal experience relating to the session's topics. - Starting Line -- Engage the author's concepts and related biblical passages. - Behind the Wheel -- Put the book's principles into practice. - Final Lap -- Discover a truth you can integrate into your life with confidence. A personal prayer addresses that truth.
Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That's the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It's a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn't just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system. Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy's horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, "She changed every cell in my body." It also chronicles Jimmy's rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids. Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference.ENDORSEMENTS"If your story could use a better chapter, take inspiration from Jimmy's." --Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author"It reads like a movie to me, and if so, I'll be the first one in a seat to see it." --Dolly Parton"Walk to Beautiful will open your eyes to the hurting people around you." --Frank Harrison, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated; Chairman and Cofounder, With Open Eyes
AN INSPIRATIONAL AND HEARTRENDING MEMOIR ABOUT BEN BREEDLOVE, WHO SHARED HIS NEAR-DEATHEXPERIENCES AND VISIONS OF HEAVEN IN HIS VIRAL VIDEOS--WRITTEN BY HIS SISTER, ALLY BREEDLOVE.<P>P>On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven.<P>Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition.Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called "This Is My Story," in which he used flashcards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven.When he died a short while later, at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. <P>The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared.Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben's gift to his family, and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family's gift to us - an in-depth look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of a family, and ultimately, the hope of heaven.Do you believe in Angels or God? I Do. - Ben Breedlove
On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wakesurf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and cocreated the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition. Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called "This Is My Story," in which he used flash cards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven. When he died a short while later at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared. Ben's vision of heaven was his gift to his family, and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family's gift to us--an in-depth look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of a family, and, ultimately, the hope of heaven. Do you believe in Angels or God? I Do.--Ben Breedlove
At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother's changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life--and his familiy's--forever."How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, still sitting right in front of you, talking with you, smiling at you--and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?"According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. That's one in eight older Americans. More than likely, that figure includes someone you know and love.As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition, New York Times best-selling writer Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved.When Your parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family's journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease. Dont let this catch you by surprise--be informed before you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. This book can help.
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