What would you do if you lost everything--your job, your home, and the love of your life--all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts but then decides to take a walk, heading for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life.
After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he is also the son of the corrupt head coach.
THE WALK is a book written to those who have an expressed desire to follow Christ as his disciple. It assumes no prior understanding of what that means, nor does it assume that the person has actually come to a point of professing faith. It uses as a starting point a Roman pagan who is newly converted and wondering, what next? but also regularly addresses those who have grown up Christian and may take for granted the realities that would be new to a recent convert.
Are you walking with God, dragging your feet or running ahead of Him? Take the first step in living at God's pace and let Shaun Alexander show you how to embark on the greatest adventure of your life. Walking with God gets you from where you are to where God wants you to be. Standing still is not an option in your relationship with God. Growing in Christ means you’re on the move; it is a process of learning to walk into greater spiritual maturity. God is inviting you to get in step with what he is doing in the world. When you walk with him, you allow him to set the pace for every aspect of your life. And as you walk through the five stages of spiritual growth, you will be transformed by biblical wisdom and God’s direction, by the challenge of investing in others, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. When you start walking through life with God, you will have an unprecedented impact on others, discovering faith and strength that overcome doubt, fear and temptation.
Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination. More than a quarter century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly—and illegally—fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak, thousands of spectators gathered to watch in awe and adulation as he traversed the rope a full eight times in the course of an hour. In The Walk, Petit recounts the six years he spent preparing for this achievement, a tour de force of imagination and tenacity. Petit’s achievement made headlines around the world. In this stunning book, Petit tells the dramatic story of this history-making walk, from conception and clandestine planning to the performance and its aftermath. It draws on Petit’s own journals, in which he sketched and scribbled everything from his budgets to his strategies for rigging a high wire between two of the most secure towers in the world. It is a fitting tribute to those lost-but-not-forgotten symbols of human aspiration—the Twin Towers. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
THE WALK-ON is a story about a young man and how he experiences the game of college basketball through his eyes, telling people what it is like going through the rigorous routine of being a division 1 athlete for one of the best basketball programs arguably in the country and finding out what the journey is all about. He experiences many highs and lows throughout the way but shows that inspiration, determination, a good work ethic and a team first attitude is what it takes to make the experience a great one. Playing for 3 coaches in 4 years David shows what it is like adapting to different methodologies and coming together with a group of guys from all around the country to make up a team. David Bagga was a Student-Athlete at the University of Arizona from 2005-2009 and had the privilege of playing for legendary Hall of Fame basketball Coach Lute Olson. He was also teammates with current NBA players Chase Budinger, Jerryd Bayless, Jordan Hill, Marcus Williams, and Hassan Adams. He graduated from the University of Arizona in June of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and currently resides in Orange County, California . "David is a very team oriented player, all he wants to do is help us win basketball games." - Hall of fame coach Lute Olson
After advertising executive Alan Christofferson loses everything he holds dear, he embarks on a walk across America, a journey where he will meet people, form relationships and learn important lessons as he walks to a new life. (General fiction). By the #1 best-selling author of The Christmas Box.
Ranging from one-page fantasies to novella-length studies of everyday existence, The Walk reveals the irresistible genius of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Under-appreciated even in his own lifetime, Robert Walser has nonetheless been recognised by such writers as W.G. Sebald, Susan Sontag, Franz Kafka, Herman Hesse and J.M. Coetzee. Like Kafka and Sebald, Walser wrote about the solitude and unease of human existence. Honest, wry and idiosyncratic, his stories are snapshots of the lives great artists, poor young men, beautiful women and talking animals alike. Ranging from the realist to the allegorical, the short fiction collected in this volume demonstrates Walser's uncanny ability to capture both life's strangeness and its small joys.
THE WALK-ON is a story about a young man and how he experiences the game of college basketball through his eyes, telling people what it is like going through the rigorous routine of being a division 1 athlete for one of the best basketball programs arguably in the country and finding out what the journey is all about. He experiences many highs and lows throughout the way but shows that inspiration, determination, a good work ethic and a team first attitude is what it takes to make the experience a great one. Playing for 3 coaches in 4 years David shows what it is like adapting to different methodologies and coming together with a group of guys from all around the country to make up a team. David Bagga was a Student-Athlete at the University of Arizona from 2005-2009 and had the privilege of playing for legendary Hall of Fame basketball Coach Lute Olson. He was also teammates with current NBA players Chase Budinger, Jerryd Bayless, Jordan Hill, Marcus Williams, and Hassan Adams. He graduated from the University of Arizona in June of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and currently resides in Orange County, California. “David is a very team oriented player, all he wants to do is help us win basketball games.” – Hall of fame coach Lute Olson
"The Walk," a meditation on walking and on the literature of walking, ruminates on this pervasive, even commonplace, modern image. It is not so much an argument as a journey along the path of literature, noting the occasions and settings, the pleasures and possibilities of different types of walking--through the country or city, during day or night, alone or with someone--and the literatures--the poems, essays, stories, novels, and diaries--walking has produced. Jeffrey C. Robinson's discussion is less criticism than appreciation: with an autobiographical bent, he leads the reader through Romantic, modern, and contemporary literature to show us the shared pleasures of reading, writing, and walking.
Gary Berntsen, longtime CIA operative and the field commander who cornered Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, writing with award-winning novelist Ralph Pezzullo, offers in this edge-of-the-seat thriller a terrifying vision of where the next threat to America may come from. When a highly placed Iranian intelligence operative walks into a U.S. embassy claiming to possess explosive information, counterterrorism officer Matt Freed is dispatched to interview him and is warned of an impending attack on the United States that could kill millions. But is the man’s story precious truth or calculated fiction? Matt isn’t sure, but with a possible catastrophe looming in less than two weeks, his superiors reluctantly prepare for the assault. Matt can’t leave it alone, though. With questions still lingering about what is really going on, he defies his superiors’ orders and launches his own investigation. As the clock ticks down, he searches frantically for the truth at an Afghan prison under siege, an abandoned Uzbekistan bio weapons facility, and a Moscow hospital where an arms dealer is dying of a mysterious disease. Ultimately, Matt’s efforts brand him an out-of-control renegade, and he finds himself left out in the cold. Yet he may be the only one with the knowledge needed to avert unimaginable chaos. From a counterterrorism warrior who has spent a lifetime thwarting those who would do us harm, The Walk-In is an exhilarating plunge into tradecraft and terror. From the Hardcover edition.
A worldwide pandemic, blackouts, explosions, this is just the beginning of a novel which depicts a family’s determination to survive a new world full of peril. Adapting to their current situation, future expectations seem achievable. Then, as the family slowly ventures out from their safe haven, they discover shadowy events occurring in the area. Fires are spotted from their isolated sanctuary and strange activities in a neighboring town deepen the family’s suspicion that something out of the ordinary is happening around them. The group must find its way while facing danger and heartbreak with only their wits and faith to keep them alive. The struggle to overcome assaults from lawless men, confront environmental threats as well as foreign terrorists moves the storyline along. The book hypnotizes the reader, drawing him into the unanticipated ending.
The latest New York Times bestseller from one of today's most inspiring writers. What would you do if you lost everything - your job, your home, and the love of your life - all at the same time? When it happens to advertising executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts. With a bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. But then Al decides instead to take a walk - no ordinary walk, but one that would take him to the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, and leaving behind all that he's ever known, Al heads off on a journey into the unknown. The people he encounters along the way and the lessons they share with him, will save his life - and inspire yours. The Walk is the story of an unforgettable, life-changing journey, and an inspiring account of one man's search for hope.
The author describes his relationship with the college professor who would mentor him in the life of faith. Original.
An Edgar Award-nominee AuthorIt's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive. Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He's prepared. He knows there is only one thing he can do . . . that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley. All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it's not that easy. Looters rampage through the streets. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles. There's no power. No running water. No order. Marty Slack thinks he's prepared. He's wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be . . . if he can survive The Walk.Edgar-nominee Lee Goldberg lives in Tarzana, California.
Updated for a younger generation, the life-changing DFD 2.0 Bible studies will help students learn why and how to live for God's glory.
The Walk is an illustrated book that helps children fall asleep and have sweet dreams. Grant Maxwell developed the story night after night as he put his son, Mason, to bed. Realizing he had created a story that other people might enjoy, Grant enlisted his mother-in-law, artist Susan Edwards, to paint the beautiful illustrations. In the story, a little boy named Mason and his dogs, Muffin and Lloyd, decide to go for a walk in the woods. They find a cave that leads down to a great cavern with an underground lake. At the edge of the lake, they find a rowboat and row out into the center of the lake, where they find an island with a little tower. They climb the stairs and, at the top, they find a little room...