Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785218416
Size: 34.31 MB
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Even on your worst day, you may become someone else’s best hope. When Pastor Craig and Samantha Johnson moved to Houston to take a position at Lakewood Church, they thought they had it made. Two kids, a great job, a beautiful home, and a solid plan for the future. Their dream, however, was interrupted by the unplanned arrival of a third child, Connor. Connor grew to become a normal, healthy toddler. When he turned two, however, something changed. He stopped talking, displayed behavioral problems, and was no longer the cheerful, engaged little boy they had known. No one seemed to have answers until the official diagnosis was handed down—autism. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds—a child who could not speak or respond with emotion—the Johnsons were filled with unanswered questions and deep sorrow. God quietly spoke to Craig’s heart, telling him Connor’s story would one day touch the lives of thousands of people around the globe. Craig and Samantha held that unlikely promise in their hearts during the years ahead. They accepted the diagnosis, but refused to believe their story was over. God was not finished with the Johnson family. The Johnsons resolved to love their son with everything they had, no matter what. While Samantha watched over Connor’s daily needs, Craig began to search the Scriptures for promises from God, Bible verses they could all cling to. They made sure Connor did not miss Pastor Joel Osteen’s Sunday morning services and, over time, Craig and Samantha developed a long list of positive verses designed to instill a daily dose of faith, hope, and love into their family. Then, one day, a miracle occurred. Connor spoke. Instantly flooded with a variety of emotions, the Johnsons rejoiced. Their boy could talk. And not only talk but perform a perfect recitation of Pastor Joel Osteen’s opening affirmation: “This is my Bible, I am what it says I am . . .” Today Connor is a vibrant young man, and his family’s faith-filled response to his diagnosis has launched a worldwide wave of support and attention for special needs children of all stripes. Connor’s life has truly touched the world. Written with transparency and humor, Champion will inspire those in the middle of an unexpected trial to rise up and become someone’s champion.

Gower Champion

Author: David Payne-Carter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304514
Size: 75.40 MB
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Gower Champion's career spanned the years during which American musical theatre was transformed from a crude popular entertainment into a sophisticated art form. As the director and choreographer of Hello, Dolly!, 42nd Street, and other Broadway musicals, he was central to that transformation. This book is the first extensive treatment of his life and contribution to dance and American musical theatre. The volume draws on the holdings of various special collections, is informed by careful analyses of Champion's scripts, and depends on information gathered through interviews with those who knew and worked with Champion throughout his legendary career.

Mountain Bike Like A Champion

Author: Ned Overend
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579540814
Size: 60.75 MB
Format: PDF
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A legendary mountain biking champion offers practical instructions, accompanied by entertaining anecdotes and reminiscences, on the essential techniques, skills, and tactics of mountain biking, offering tips on safety, developing a training program, equipment, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Einstein Champion Of The World

Author: Alan Trussell-Cullen
Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
ISBN: 9780478229202
Size: 73.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The adventures of Einstein, a cat of very little brain.

Renegade Champion

Author: Richard R. Rust
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589794117
Size: 55.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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“If you buy that horse, you’re buying your daughter’s death warrant,” Jane Pohl’s father was warned at the army barracks in the spring of 1941. But the potential that his teenage daughter Jane saw in the small, temperamental Thoroughbred was enough to convince him otherwise. Earlier that year, when Fitzrada arrived at the army base where Jane’s family lived, the horse was stubborn, unpredictable, and dangerous. Any man who dared addle him up soon found himself face down in the dirt. Jane, excited to ride any horse and up for the challenge, had the most success with Fitz. She was patient and consistent, and the horse responded well at last, showing a great affinity for jumping. Then, inexplicably, a terrible riding accident resulted in serious injuries for both Jane and Fitz, and the army decide that it was time to destroy the horse. Heartbroken, Jane pleaded with her reluctant father: the only way to save Fitz was to buy him from the army. Jane Pohl’s foresight proved to be correct. Jane and Fitz went on to take the Virginia show-jumping circuit by storm, winning 37 jumper and 6 hinter championships. At a time when women were rarely seen in jumping classes at horse shows and were not taken seriously by male competitors, Jane and Fitz helped to break down barriers against women riders competing in the Olympics. In 1946, Jane and Fitz found themselves at the Jumper Championship at the prestigious National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden—the highest jumping title in North America. The road there for horse and rider was a five-year test of faith, patience, and understanding friendship.


Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698135415
Size: 80.99 MB
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The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT! He is a Legend. She is a Prodigy. Who will be Champion? June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion. New York Times bestseller YALSA BFYA ALA Top 10 nominee Chicago Public Library Best Book VOYA YA Perfect Ten List Bank Street Best Book Featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Must-List From ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: “Fine writing and excellent execution. Sequel, please!” From THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.” From USA TODAY: “Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making.”

Spiritual Champion

Author: Larry G. Patten
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452043647
Size: 68.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over my life, I found that my relationship with God was a given. In fact, To a degree it was like health care taken care of by some "insurance" company. However, As I examined how God should fit into my life, I realized that I had the responsibility to assure that the relationship was sound and functioning in all areas of my life. Spiritual Champion is a work book/textbook format that helps you discover your relationship with God in a new way, set the stage for a new life direction and develop yourself to life in a different way.


Author: David Waweru
Publisher: WordAlive Publishers
ISBN: 9966003800
Size: 19.13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Passion. Dedication. Commitment. Resilience. Imagine what you would accomplish if you exhibited these traits. Champion will ignite your inner fire and inspire you to rise to tremendous levels of performance and accomplishment. In an easy-going conversational style, the author weaves stories from his experience in the boxing ring to point you to the tremendous resources that lie within you. Champion will also help you push past barriers, develop resilience and propel you to heights you may never have thought yourself capable of.