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By Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris

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In this autobiography, Norris and Abraham catalogue in a quite often chronological type the key occasions of Norris's Horatio Alger–like existence. After a tumultuous and impoverished youth marred through an alcoholic father, Norris became his lifestyles round through becoming a member of the army and studying a martial artwork, tang soo do, whereas stationed in Korea. Having accomplished a black belt, he back to the us and equipped a occupation as a karate teacher, successful six global championships. Norris counted many celebrities between his scholars, together with Steve McQueen, who, in addition to Bruce Lee, inspired Norris to pursue a movie and tv profession. although Norris and Abraham hire a bland kind of reportage, usually bereft of soft transitions and replete with empty words comparable to "I've constantly had a distinct position in my center for children," the evidence of Norris's lifestyles make this booklet compelling. not just has he succeeded in martial arts and appearing, yet he has an extended, eclectic checklist of extra achievements and reports, similar to breaking a global checklist in boat racing and being an in depth good friend of the Bush family members. whereas this ebook is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris didn't totally embody a Christian way of life until eventually the mid-1990s. regardless of its constrained religious content material, this memoir will please those that respect Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A ny instances top vendor. hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world be aware of Chuck Norris because the megastar of greater than twenty films, a martial arts professional, and the one guy within the Western Hemisphere to carry an 8th measure Black Belt Grand grasp in Tae Kwon Do. numerous others see him day-by-day in syndicated reruns because the hero of the longest working CBS sequence up to now, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t recognize is that Chuck Norris is a honest Christian–a guy whose religion performs a job in every little thing he does. opposed to All Odds is the inspirational tale of ways Norris overcame abject poverty from early life, the results of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the relatives, and his personal shyness and absence of power and skill early in his existence. Norris writes candidly in regards to the earlier and offers God complete credits for the place he's today

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He knew that the only thing that could fill that emptiness at the core of his being, the only thing that could give him back himself, was love: love of wife and children, love of the earth, love of God. His writing blossomed into new and happier forms, that told some of this story. In truth it became less important to him, since the centre of his gravity had shifted in favour of living and away from artifice. Everything that had delighted him in life – beauty, music, poetry, faith – merged into a new homogenous totality.

His writing accompanied him throughout this pilgrimage. It was the means of his awakening to consciousness, and the route of his social advancement. It was the instrument of his descent into the inferno of sin, and the route by which he found a way through hell to look once more upon the stars. Writing was his innocence and his experience, his pride and his passion, his heaven and his hell, his sin and his redemption. Through it he knew what it was to be in love with the world, and to arrive at a bleak disenchantment; what it was to be bound upon a wheel of fire, and what it was to be delivered into a state of grace.

Feeling the power of his pen, writing became his means of living, and his raison d’être. Nothing else in his life mattered as much to him. 22 Nine Lives of William Shakespeare He attained wealth, fame, some measure of cultural authority from his work in the theatre. But for him true happiness lay in the exercise of that absorbing craft of writing. In time it became an obsession, in which he would forget himself, putting the real world at a distance, and losing himself in the cold snows of his dream.

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