Against All Odds: My Story by Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris

By Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris

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In this autobiography, Norris and Abraham catalogue in a in most cases chronological style the key occasions of Norris's Horatio Alger–like existence. After a tumultuous and impoverished adolescence marred via an alcoholic father, Norris grew to become his lifestyles round by way of becoming a member of the army and studying a martial artwork, tang soo do, whereas stationed in Korea. Having completed a black belt, he back to the U.S. and equipped a profession as a karate teacher, successful six international 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 occupation. even if Norris and Abraham hire a bland type of reportage, usually bereft of gentle transitions and replete with empty words reminiscent of "I've continuously had a distinct position in my middle for children," the proof of Norris's lifestyles make this publication compelling. not just has he succeeded in martial arts and appearing, yet he has an extended, eclectic record of extra achievements and reports, resembling breaking an international checklist in boat racing and being an in depth buddy of the Bush relatives. whereas this ebook is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris didn't absolutely embody a Christian way of life till the mid-1990s. regardless of its restricted non secular content material, this memoir will please those that recognize Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A big apple instances most sensible vendor. hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe recognize Chuck Norris because the big name of greater than twenty movies, a martial arts specialist, 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 operating 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 task in every little thing he does. opposed to All Odds is the inspirational tale of the way Norris overcame abject poverty from youth, the results of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the kinfolk, and his personal shyness and absence of energy and skill early in his lifestyles. Norris writes candidly in regards to the earlier and offers God complete credits for the place he's today


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They closed the mouth of the cave with a lot of rocks and earth, and we left. I TURNED EIGHT in the Tiger Year [1842]. On the morning of the fifteenth day of the middle summer month, I went along with my sister and a little neighbor girl down to the waters of the Ser River, which was extremely turbulent. Between the peaks and crests of the massively soaring waves, I saw the elevated apex of a large boulder. I thought, “I’ll go on top of that,” and then I saw a path of rainbow light like an outspread blanket.

I am a male wrathful deity with the utmost skillful means that overpower the tribe of male protectors; I am also a female wrathful deity with the sublime insight that takes control of the tribe of female protectors. I am your lama’s foremost doctrine guardian. Are you aware that a ruler demon down there will interrupt your lama’s family line? If your lama doesn’t move from this area, his family line will become very thin. The splendor of their wealth will collapse as in a dream. This is certain.

I am Nöjin Shenpa Marnak, Dark Red Noxious Spirit Butcher. For many lifetimes I’ve never experienced separation from you. Now I will accompany you in your activity! Then he vanished like an optical illusion. THAT SAME YEAR on the fifteenth day of the first autumn month, I went to play at midday on the lower plateau, called Yarchung, and spied a rabbit. ” I asked, “Where has your life force gone? ” “My life was terminated by a demoness. My consciousness has taken on the body of a female dog in Kongpo,” she answered.

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