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4 Stars Out Of 5
January 4, 2010
What would you do if you were the "king" of positive thinking and had always been in popular demand as a motivational speaker, and suddenly you find yourself unable to remember past the end of your sentences? What if you could not stand up straight, all due to a head injury sustained in a fall. Would you sit down and say, hey I am eighty two and it is time to retire? Not Zig Ziglar. He works with what he has, and has developed a totally new strategy for speaking and ministering. This book that he and his daughter co-authored, shares those struggles, along with the struggles of other people they have come into contact with. A book written to show us that bumps in the road are just that, bumps, not roadblocks. We can go on in the midst of trying times. Definitely a book to read if your in the midst of a struggle, if you think quitting is your only option. An encouraging book, filled with stories of overcomers. 204 pages $23.99 US 4 starsThis book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment of any type was received for this review.
The Challenge to Get Up After Being Knocked DownZig Ziglar collaborates with his daughter Julie Ziglar Norman, to tell the story of how one misplaced step changed his life forever, in the book Embrace the Struggle. A misstep, on March 7, 2007, resulted in a fall down the stairs which caused a vertigo problem and a brain injury leaving him with the biggest challenge of his life. Zig shares illustrations from his own experience with dozens of stories of other individuals who have faced up to physical struggles, financial problems, addictions, dysfunctional marriages, or family issues. People who have accepted their limitations, concentrated on their strengths, made the most of their ability, and faced life on lifes terms, moving on to help and encourage others. Nearly everyone can identify with one or more of these amazing individuals.Ziglar continues to reveal his transparency and his ability to laugh at himself. He maintains the excitement of his personal faith and Christian convictions and boldly speaks of their importance in his daily journey.Julie Zigler Norman has written this book with her father. Together they have also established a dynamic on-stage presentation that continues to inspire audiences, throughout the country, with Zigs longstanding inspirational and motivational principles. These principles continue to be demonstrated through his life today as throughout his amazing career.Embrace the Struggle is a book for anyone needing motivation to learn to live with an enthusiastic outlook, realistic expectations, optimism, and honesty. Zig Ziglars writing is inspirational, highly motivating, and entertaining.As reviewed for Midwest Book Review