Against All Odds by Chuck Norris

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While this book is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris did not fully embrace a Christian lifestyle until the mid-1990s. Despite its limited spiritual content, this memoir will please those who admire Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A New York Times best seller. Millions of people worldwide know Chuck Norris as the star of more than twenty motion pictures, a martial arts expert, and the only man in the Western Hemisphere to hold an eighth degree Black Belt Grand Master in Tae Kwon Do. Countless others see him daily in syndicated reruns as the hero of the longest running CBS series to date, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t know is that Chuck Norris is a sincere Christian–a man whose faith plays a role in everything he does. Against All Odds is the inspirational story of how Norris overcame abject poverty from childhood, the effects of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the family, and his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in his life. Norris writes candidly about the past and gives God full credit for where he is today
 

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Published December 9, 2013 by B&H Publishing Group. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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Reviewed by Anoinymous on Jul 26 2004

While this book is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris did not fully embrace a Christian lifestyle until the mid-1990s. Despite its limited spiritual content, this memoir will please those who admire Norris's achievements and conservative activism.

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Reviewed by John Neal on Mar 10 2005

The Norris story is interesting and inspirational. The story telling gets sappy at times but the writing is very down to earth. The principles he teaches as learned from his life experiences are basic, but then any lesson worth learning is often simple.

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