Get It On!: What It Means to Lead the Way  -     By: Keni Thomas
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Get It On!: What It Means to Lead the Way

B&H Books / 2011 / Hardcover

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* Inspiring leadership lessons from a decorated U.S. soldier-turned-country-musician! Now carrying a guitar instead of a rifle, Thomas shares his heartwrenching experiences at the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, as well as his life on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. His unique insights will inspire you to do your absolute best fr God! 240 pages, hardcover from Fidelis.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.81 (inches)
ISBN: 143367274X
ISBN-13: 9781433672743
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"Three words. That’s all it took. I was writing a letter home to my mom when the call rang out across the American compound: 'Get it on!' And just like that, the course of my life changed forever." 

Decorated U.S. military veteran-turned-country musician Keni Thomas gives a personal account of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of our greater purpose. Get It On! reminds readers "that we, as individuals, do indeed matter, that we are anything but ordinary, fully capable of carrying out life-changing assignments at any level and in any situation. We can make a difference in this world."

Carrying a guitar now rather than a rifle, Keni also shares stories from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to overseas concerts for active soldiers, always passionate about the battle that "still shapes my thoughts on a daily basis" and eager to encourage the absolute best in those who are willing to answer whatever call God places on their lives.

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"Keni Thomas is a great storyteller. (This) is a book for everyone."

-- War on Terror News

Author Bio

Keni Thomas received the Bronze Star for Valor from the United States Army and fought the Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has since become an award-winning country musician, appeared in the major motion pictures Sweet Home Alabama and We Were Soldiers, and is the spokesperson for The Hero Fund. Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about leadership, encouraging them to "Train as you fight. Fight as you train." He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Whether standing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry or entertaining the troops with the USO in Afghanistan, this southern country-rocker is using his God-given gifts to deliver a message through his words and his music. Keni's undeniable charisma and tremendous talent as a singer and a songwriter have firmly established him as one of country music's brightest new stars. Keni and his band Cornbread tour steadily both nationally and abroad, opening for Nashville's biggest names like Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Wynonna, and Brad Paisley. He even made the jump to Hollywood with featured roles in the blockbuster movies Sweet Home Alabama and Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers. Radio. Television. Movies. Keni Thomas is doing it all!

He is a decorated combat veteran of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment Special Operations unit. As a military analyst, Keni has made numerous appearances on every major television network including a featured story on Good Morning America, specials on the History and Discovery channels, and interviews on CNN Headline News, Fox and Friends, and Frontline on PBS.

Keni is regularly booked as a keynote speaker for corporations and organizations, sharing his motivating story of setting an example for others to follow. His dedicated work on behalf of our veterans has been recognized by Congress and the National Defense Foundation. He is the recipient of the American Patriot Award, The Carlton Sherwood Media Award, and the Bronze Star for valor. He lives in Nashville, TN.

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