Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line by Nik Wallenda

By Nik Wallenda

Nik Wallenda, "King of the excessive Wire," doesn't understand worry. As a 7th iteration of the mythical Wallenda kinfolk, he grew up appearing, unique, and pushing the limits of gravity and balance.

When Nik was once 4 years outdated, he watched a video from 1978 of his nice grandfather, Karl Wallenda, strolling among the towers of the Condado Plaza resort in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his demise as a result of incorrect rigging. whilst Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is at the cord, every thing else is simply waiting"-the phrases resonated deep inside of his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda.

Balance is the subject matter of Nik's existence: among his paintings and relatives, his religion in God and artistry, his physique and soul. It resonates from him while acting and while not anyone is calling. whilst strolling throughout Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the full time, and to maintain his lust for glory and reputation in cost, Nik lower back to the location of his functionality day after today and spent 3 hours cleansing up trash left by way of the crowd.

Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who desires to not just thrill hearts, yet to alter hearts for Christ. Christ is the stability pole that retains him from falling.

Show description

Read or Download Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line PDF

Similar memoir books

Through My Eyes

Over the process the final 5 years, Tim Tebow validated himself as one of many maximum quarterbacks within the historical past of school soccer and a most sensible prospect within the NFL. in the course of that point he collected an remarkable resume—winning BCS nationwide championships, turning into the 1st sophomore in NCAA historical past to win the Heisman trophy, and within the face of big public scrutiny, being drafted within the first around of the NFL draft via the Denver Broncos.

Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift

A scientific mistake in the course of an IVF technique. An unthinkable scenario . . . you’re pregnant with the inaccurate child. you could terminate, yet you can’t maintain him. What selection could you make?
Carolyn and Sean Savage were attempting to extend their relatives for years. after they underwent an IVF move in February 2009, they knew it'd be their final probability. in the event that they turned pregnant, they might have a good time the newborn as a solution to their prayers. If no longer, they might be glad about the relations that they had and go away their fertility struggles in the back of ceaselessly.

They by no means imagined a 3rd alternative. The being pregnant try was once confident, however the medical institution had transferred the inaccurate embryos. Carolyn used to be pregnant with an individual else’s child.

The Savages confronted a sequence of heartbreaking judgements: terminate the being pregnant, sue for custody, or give up the newborn to his genetic mom and dad upon supply. understanding that Carolyn used to be wearing one other couple’s desire for a toddler, the Savages desired to do what they prayed the opposite family members could do for them if the location used to be reversed. Sean and Carolyn Savage determined to provide the last word reward, the present of lifestyles, to a relatives they didn’t comprehend, no strings connected.

unimaginable presents an within examine how glossy medication, which creates miracles day-by-day, may well enable this kind of tragic mistake, and the numerous criminal ramifications that ensued with either the genetic kin and the health facility. Chronicling their tumultuous being pregnant and its aftermath, which verified the Savage’s religion, their courting to their church, and their marriage, unattainable is eventually a testomony to like. Carolyn and Sean enjoyed this child, making it most unlikely for them to visualize how they can supply him existence after which supply him away.

after all, not possible is a narrative of what it truly is to be a mother or father, somebody who nurtures a existence, protects a soul, simply to unencumber that kid into the realm lengthy ahead of you’re able to enable him pass.

Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring

Soreness Don’t harm is the no-holds-barred memoir from the single expert fighter in historical past to come to the hoop after open-heart surgical procedure, kickboxer Mark “Fightshark” Miller—an inspiring tale of relations, selection, and redemption.

In 2007, Mark Miller was once a emerging famous person in expert kickboxing, until eventually a regimen actual exposed a significant that required open-heart surgical procedure. The concern helped to quickly reunite his fractured family members and made Miller extra decided than ever to come back to the kickboxing ring. yet inside of a 12 months, his mom and dad and brother have been all lifeless, and Miller’s fragile optimism imploded, sending him right into a tailspin of substances and alcohol.

Pain Don’t harm is a narrative of magnificent tenacity, commitment, and tough work—how one fierce competitor overcame repeated hindrances to gain his desires. Miller recounts tales starting from his adolescence spent within the Steelers locker room to the spectacular lifestyles classes he discovered from different combatants to his successful go back to scuffling with in a Moscow kickboxing ring. He talks in actual fact approximately kin and fatherhood—of the demanding classes approximately masculinity and violence discovered from his father. He additionally bargains an inspiring, fascinating, and frank account of the fights—both out and in of the ring—that have formed him.

A deeply own account of guts, blood, and glory, discomfort Don’t damage can pay tribute to the never-say-die spirit embodied in a guy who refuses to backpedal, irrespective of the chances.

Dans la dèche à Paris et à Londres

Dans l. a. dèche à Paris et à Londres (titre unique : Down and out in Paris and London) est un livre autobiographique de George Orwell paru en 1933. L'auteur, à travers sa vie de travailleur pauvre et de vagabond, y décrit los angeles misère à Paris et à Londres à los angeles fin des années 1920 et au début des années 1930.

Extra resources for Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

Sample text

If we Americans are to learn from our mistakes, from the flailing, ineffective way we, as a nation, conducted the war on terror after the attacks of 9/11, and from the way we have failed to make our case to the great moderate mass of peace-loving people at the heart of the Muslim world, we need to listen to Greg Mortenson. I did, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. —David Oliver Relin Portland, Oregon CHAPTER 1 FAILURE When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Conversation between Sir Edmund Hillary and Urkien Sherpa, from Schoolhouse in the Clouds Someone had tucked a heavy quilt over him. He was snug beneath it and Mortenson luxuriated in the warmth. It was the first night he’d spent indoors since late spring. By the faint light of coals in the hearth, he could see the outline of several sleeping figures. Snoring came from all corners of the room, in all different calibers. He rolled back over and added his own. The next time he woke, he was alone and blue sky showed clearly through the square in the ceiling.

But anyone who has spent time in Mortenson’s presence, who’s watched him wear down a congressman or a reluctant philanthropist or an Afghan warlord with his doggedness, until he pried loose overdue relief funds, or a donation, or the permission he was seeking to pass into tribal territories, would recognize this night as one more example of Mortenson’s steely-mindedness. The wind picked up and the night became bitterly crystalline. He tried to discern the peaks he felt hovering malevolently around him, but he couldn’t make them out among the general blackness.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 46 votes
This entry was posted in Memoir.