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Abraham, Ken

Works: 212 works in 614 publications in 3 languages and 25,136 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Western fiction  Fiction  Christian fiction  Case studies  Fantasy fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Actor, Collector
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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 3,107 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 )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,678 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
Against all odds : my story by Chuck Norris( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,359 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
The justice riders : a novel by Chuck Norris( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,305 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
No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,126 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"--
Payne Stewart : the authorized biography by Tracey Stewart( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,044 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
Forever and ever, amen : a memoir of music, faith, and braving the storms of life by Randy Travis( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beloved around the world, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel and is considered one of the finest performers of his generation, admired by superstars across the musical landscape, from Garth Brooks to Mick Jagger. From a working-class background in North Carolina to a job as a cook and club singer in Nashville to his "overnight success" with his smash 1986 album Storms of Life--which launched the neotraditional movement in country music--Randy's first three decades are a true rags-to-riches story. But in 2009, this seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012. Then, just as he was putting his life back together, Randy suffered a devastating viral cardiomyopathy that led to a massive stroke which he was not expected to survive. Yet he not only survived but also learned to walk again and in 2016 accepted his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame by singing the hymn that explains his life today: "Amazing Grace." Filled with never-before-told stories, Forever and Ever, Amen is a riveting tale of unfathomable success, great joy, deep pain, and redemption that can come only from above."
I was wrong by Jim Bakker( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of Jim Bakker's empire, his money, his home, and his reputation in the two years leading up to his imprisonment in 1989 was only the beginning. In prison, he was to lose even more - his freedom, his sanity, his dignity, his confidence in his faith, and eventually even his wife. Inmate 07407-058, one-time confidant to presidents, had hit bottom. Jim Bakker was wrong about many things. Exactly what they were and how he came to confess them will surprise and inspire you. This is his story. --
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 728 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
Who are the Promise Keepers? : understanding the Christian men's movement by Ken Abraham( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 680 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
When will the heaven begin? : [this is Ben Breedlove's story] by Ally Breedlove( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 640 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 a family, and ultimately, the hope of heaven. 'Do you believe in Angels or God? I do'--Ben Breedlove"--
The right thing by Scott Waddle( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The untold story of the deadly collision of the nuclear submarine USS Greenville with a Japanese fishing vessel, and one man's courageous decision to do the right thing."
Falling in love for all the right reasons : how to find your soul mate by Neil Clark Warren( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 567 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
Walk to beautiful : the power of love and a homeless kid who found the way by Jimmy Wayne( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 563 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. But he didn't just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system. Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy's horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, "She changed every cell in my body." It also chronicles Jimmy's rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me
Between heaven and the real world : my story by Steven Curtis Chapman( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, his family, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows. From childhood, music has been both a refuge and a release for Steven. With humor and humility, he offers a backstage look at his early days on the road and his wild ride to the top of the charts. Discover the stories behind some of his best-loved songs. Walk with him as he and his wife, Mary Beth, navigate the joys and trials of marriage and family. Cheer for his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again. And see God in the aftermath of the tragic death of their five-year-old daughter Maria. Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in the space between heaven and the real world [Publisher description]
God in my corner by George Foreman( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 527 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
Genesis by Ken Abraham( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azul Dante, the charismatic leader of the Prodigal Project, offers a beacon of hope in the darkest hours following the Rapture, but seven men and women find their souls tested to the limits in their search for the promised land
Exodus by Ken Abraham( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering hope, Azul Dante and his Prodigal Project remain a beacon in the swirling maelstrom of uncertainty that threatens to engulf nations, ideologies, and faiths
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 367 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The football coach and NASCAR owner relates his philosophy
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Let's roll! : ordinary people, extraordinary courage
Magnificent desolation : the long journey home from the moonAgainst all odds : my storyThe justice riders : a novelPayne Stewart : the authorized biographyI was wrongA father's love : one man's unrelenting battle to bring his abducted son homeWho are the Promise Keepers? : understanding the Christian men's movementThe right thing
Alternative Names
Abraham, Abram Kenneth

Abraham Abram Kenneth 1951-....

Abrahams, Ken

아브라함, 켄 1951-

에이브라함, 켄 1951-

에이브러엄, 켄 1951-

에이브러햄, 켄 1951-

アブラハム, ケン

English (173)

Spanish (3)

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