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Abraham, Ken

Works: 150 works in 402 publications in 5 languages and 24,724 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Autobiographies  Fiction  History  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: HV6430.B43, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ken Abraham
Most widely held works by Ken Abraham
Let's roll! : ordinary people, extraordinary courage by Lisa Beamer( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow Lisa Beamer tells the story of Todd Beamer's life and their relationship together and reveals what really happened on September 11, 2001, making Todd a national hero
Magnificent desolation : the long journey home from the moon by Buzz Aldrin( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor. Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words "magnificent desolation." And as the astronauts later sat in the Eagle, waiting to begin their journey back home, knowing that they were doomed unless every system and part on board worked flawlessly, it was Aldrin who responded to Mission Control's clearance to take off with the quip, "Roger. Understand. We're number one on the runway." The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero's story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the superstars of America's space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials-and eventual triumphs-back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged-the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn't drunkenly wrecking them. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration-not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise. These days Buzz Aldrin is enjoying life with an enthusiasm that reminds us how far it is possible for a person to travel, literally and figuratively. As an adventure story, a searing memoir of self-destruction and self-renewal, and as a visionary rallying cry to once again set our course for Mars and beyond, Magnificent Desolation is the thoroughly human story of a genuine hero
The justice riders : a novel by Chuck Norris( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1860s America West, dangerous outlaws pursue dreams of fortune in gold and silver mines, but when men of faith venture west to tame the wild frontier, they must bring justice to places that had none
Against all odds : my story by Chuck Norris( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martial arts champion and popular actor traces his life, including his difficult childhood, his discovery of the martial arts and their impact on his life, his successful acting career, and his work teaching martial arts to at-risk youth
Payne Stewart : the authorized biography by Tracey Stewart( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widow of golfer Payne Stewart recounts his training, his golfing career, which began on the Asian Tour, and the development of his Christian faith
I was wrong by Jim Bakker( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bakker's story of his "journey from PTL power to prison and beyond." Includes material on Lyndon LaRouche, Tammy Faye, Billy Graham, Jamie Buckingham, Chuck Colson, and Alan Dershowitz
Who are the Promise Keepers? : understanding the Christian men's movement by Ken Abraham( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In who are the Promise Keepers? author Ken Abraham gives us a glimpse into the Christian men's movement, spearheaded by this evangelical Christian organization. He acts as the eyes and ears of an inquisitive person who hears about Promise Keepers and wonders what it is all about. With the deft hand of a seasoned author, he helps us understand what the Promise Keepers believe and how their conferences change men's lives. He raises the kinds of questions that most people want answered, such as: What do the Promise Keepers actually do at these conferences? What is the reaction of women to this movement? Is Promise Keepers a political organization with a conservative agenda? Does it attract men of diverse religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds? How exactly do the Promise Keepers change my world or my neighborhood? This is the book you need to answer those, and many other questions about this incredible phenomenon called Promise Keepers
No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life--both in outer space and on Earth--in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: "Second comes right after first": NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the Moon, but rules changed just before the mission; how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the Moon; "Look for opportunities, not obstacles": Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut; failure is an opportunity to learn to do better; "Always maintain your spirit of adventure": for his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark; he stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history"--
When will the heaven begin? : [this is Ben Breedlove's story] by Ally Breedlove( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inspirational and heartrending memoir about Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012, written by his sister Ally Breedlove. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition. Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called "This Is My Story," in which he used flashcards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven. When he died a short while later, at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared. Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben's gift to his family, and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family's gift to us--an in-depth look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of afamily, and ultimately, the hope of heaven. 'Do you believe in Angels or God? I do'--Ben Breedlove"--
A father's love : one man's unrelenting battle to bring his abducted son home by David Goldman( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of the Bring Sean Home Foundation advocacy group for parents of internationally abducted children describes how his Brazilian wife unexpectedly returned to her native country and refused to share custody of their son, triggering an international controversy
Falling in love for all the right reasons : how to find your soul mate by Neil Clark Warren( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of eHarmony online relationship service offers guidance for identifying character traits that can be measured to evaluate a couple's potential compatibility
God in my corner by George Foreman( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boxing legend shares an account of how God has built him into a man of faith who is seen worldwide as a positive role model
Let's roll! ordinary people, extraordinary courage by Lisa Beamer( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9-11. United Flight 93. Let's Roll! reveals what really happened on that ill-fated flight, as well as poignant glimpses of a genuine American hero. It's Todd and Lisa's story--a message of character, courage, and faith in the face of horrifying tragedy
Walk to beautiful : the power of love and a homeless kid who found the way by Jimmy Wayne( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That's the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It's a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. He now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere
A threat to justice : a novel by Chuck Norris( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As book two of The Justice Riders series begins, Ezra Justice and his elite group of special operation soldiers have just helped General William T. Sherman put an end to the Civil War and must go their separate ways ... but not for long. Scattered to the Ku Klux Klan-ridden South (former slave Nathaniel York), a hostile Midwest Sioux reservation (medicine man Harry Whitecloud), and the rugged goldmine towns of California (the notorious Hawkins twins), these pioneering men face plenty of dangers apart from one another. Yet each knows there is something more powerful at work when they journey together. Suddenly, when General Sherman finds himself in need of a post-Civil War team to combat the armed resistances against President Ulysses S. Grant and his efforts to reconstruct America, Justice and company ride again. - Back cover
It's more than the music : life lessons on friends, faith, and what matters most by Bill Gaither( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gospel music composer discusses his childhood, ambition to become a gospel singer, frustrating years as a school teacher, and pursuit of his dream, which led to a Grammy-winning career and a fuller realization of his faith
Racing to win by Joe Gibbs( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The football coach and NASCAR owner relates his philosophy
Zinger : a champion's story of determination, courage, and charging back by Paul Azinger( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of 1993 Professional Golf Association champion Paul Azinger and how he won his battle against cancer by relying on his faith and family
Magnificent desolation by Buzz Aldrin( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldrin recounts the lunar landing and life inside the U.S. space program as well as his struggles with alcoholism and depression
When your parent becomes your child by Ken Abraham( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother's changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life--and his familiy's--forever. As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition, Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved. When Your parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family's journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease
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Let's roll! : ordinary people, extraordinary courage
Alternative Names
Abraham, Abram Kenneth

Abraham Abram Kenneth 1951-....

아브라함, 켄

에이브라함, 켄

에이브러엄, 켄

에이브러햄, 켄

アブラハム, ケン

English (129)

Spanish (8)

German (1)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)

Magnificent desolation : the long journey home from the moonThe justice riders : a novelAgainst all odds : my storyPayne Stewart : the authorized biographyI was wrongWho are the Promise Keepers? : understanding the Christian men's movementA father's love : one man's unrelenting battle to bring his abducted son homeFalling in love for all the right reasons : how to find your soul mate