Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2004. Reprint. Second printing. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. x, 246 p. Illustrations (some in color). This inspirational story recounts how "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris overcame abject poverty; how he survived his father's alcoholism and desertion of the family; and how he faced such obstacles as his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in life. From WIkipedia: "Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group's leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. Norris is a devout Christian and politically conservative. He has written several books on Christianity and donated to a number of Republican candidates and causes. In 2007 and 2008, he campaigned for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who was running for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. Norris also writes a column for the conservative website WorldNetDaily. Since 2005 Norris has been widely associated with an internet meme which documents fictional and often absurd feats associated with him." From the co-author's website: "Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author, known around the world for his collaborations with popular celebrities and fascinating, high-profile public figures such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Senator Bob Dole, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, mega-church minister, Joel Osteen; actor Chuck Norris; 9/11 widow, Lisa Beamer; NFL football coach and NASCAR team owner, Joe Gibbs; psychologist, Neil Clark Warren, founder of e-Harmonydotcom; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist; champion boxer and entrepreneur, George Foreman; and ASCAP s Gospel songwriter of the century, Bill Gaither. Thirteen books on which Ken has collaborated have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers lists, with three of Ken s works reaching the number one position. At present, Ken has more than ten million books in print. Ken recently walked with his mother through the journey of dementia. He has written of their poignant, sometimes funny, and always inspirational experiences in his newest book." Condition: Very good / very good.
Keywords: Champions, Walker, Texas Ranger, Delta Force, Bruce Lee, Karate, Spirituality, Humanitarian Assistance