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Overview The life story of George Foreman is shared in this account of how God has built George into a man of faith who is seen worldwide as a positive role model.
Everyone needs a second chance, even if your name is George Foreman.
"My second chance arrived unexpectedly in a Puerto Rican dressing room after a heavyweight boxing match. What happened to me in that room is so incredibly bizarre, it's unlikely you've ever before read anything like it. Simply stated, I died and went to the other side. The experience impacted me so profoundly that three decades later I can't go a single day without thinking about it."
A childhood in grinding poverty. Two heavyweight boxing championships - twenty years apart. A life-changing encounter with God. A new life devoted to ministy. An inspiring comeback and then astounding success as an entrepreneur and trusted product pitchman.
For the first time, George Foreman tells the whole story of his remarkable life. With the frankness, warmth, and humor you expect from Foreman, he shares the faith journey that has shaped his life, offering many life lessons along the way.
What are the secrets to George Foreman's inspiring success?
Why is he always smiling?
Why did he name all five of his sons George?
There is no one quiet like George Foreman. "God in My Corner" explains why. More importantly, it will open your eyes to the reality that God is there in your corner, just as He's been there for George all these years.
Citations And Professional Reviews God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir by George Foreman & Ken Abraham has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 03/26/2007 page 86
Christian Retailing - 05/07/2007 page 15
Ebony - 08/01/2007 page 36
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date May 22, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849903149 ISBN13 9780849903144 UPC 023755027566
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More About George Foreman & Ken Abraham
George Foreman, once boxing's heavyweight champion of the world, is best known today as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a frequent speaker at nationwide events and a New York Times best selling author. George is an ordained minister and preaches twice a week in his church in Houston. He is the father of ten.
George Foreman currently resides in Kingwood, in the state of Texas. George Foreman was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir?
Great book for the book from George Foreman, great amazon seller Jun 3, 2009
This book was a gift for my Dad. The book was good and the seller delivered as promised.
God In My Corner - - George Forman Mar 2, 2009
This book is not only a wonderful account of Forman's spiritual journey; it is also a great study tool for Christians and God Seekers. It is simply and clearly stated but very powerful in its message.
The book product was in excellent condition. I have ordered this book four times (because I like to give good books away) and each one was true to description and well worth the price.
George Foreman: God's In My Corner Oct 20, 2008
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Book Review: God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2007) by George Foreman, written with Ken Abraham.
George Foreman, Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, two-time Heavyweight Champion, Father, Benefactor, American, Rancher, Pastor, and Author, has published God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir.
Society, no matter what its generational age, will remember Mr. Foreman, also known as Big George, for his unique public life. Mr. Foreman is no closed book; his life - ups, downs, and accomplishments have been preserved for the benefit of future young people through television and the printed word. Born without a silver spoon, Mr. Foreman completed his financial, spiritual, and athletic journeys with all eyes on him. "I'm probably one of those few people in the world who has gone from rags to riches to rags and back to riches again. Having grown up in extreme poverty, I became a millionaire, and then went bankrupt. Now I'm better off than ever."--George Foreman
God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir is the revelation of the deepest part of George Foreman's inner spirit. It delves into the influence of his poverty-stricken childhood, the development of his boxing career, and the life he lived before accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior. Recounting his death experience and Christian conversion, Mr. Foreman continues his life's story about what he's chosen to achieve with the second chance at life. He attributes his success to his new found faith in God, and strives to live each day as a positive Christian role model for all to witness. Today, Mr. Foreman is an ordained minister and the pastor of The Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Houston where he preaches twice a week. As a benefactor, he founded and funds the George Foreman Youth Center, putting his money into a project that helps kids both physically and emotionally.
God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir opens the hearts and minds of readers through the honesty of George Foreman. Though he's stunned the world with his success in sports and business, he states, "Too many people are reaching for the stars and forgetting about the church. Don't let any opportunity lead you away from serving God. That's a price that's too high to pay." Spoken like a man who has been there and done that, Pastor Foreman offers positive lifestyle-reinforcing "Tips From George's Corner" at the end of each chapter. Unlike many in the spotlight, Pastor George has written openly about the mistakes he's made and how he's changed his life for the better. His goal is to not just have God in his corner, but to help others see that God can be the support system everyone needs.
Recently, my family endured several hits in life. They eventually happen to us all--illness, death, financial destruction, accidents. It was during this time that my husband and I read together God In My Corner. Laughing at Mr. Foreman's humor and thinking, `He's right about life,' it helped us persevere through some of the darkest days we've had. Refreshing, motivating, and positive--a second chance in life, like George Foreman, is what we all need.
Very Moving Oct 9, 2008
God In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir
I am so blessed by reading this book (I am not a reader). I find George Forman's experience so compelling that I cannot express how reading this book makes me feel. I would love to talk to him in person and hear his experience from his own lips. I would love to hear him preach in his Church, but that is not going to happen so I shall continue to cling to his words in this book.
A Touching Spiritual Memoir Aug 20, 2008
Despite being a Christian myself, I am often a bit skeptical when athletes claim they have found the good Lord (as that claim is easy to say, not so easy to live). However, after reading this spiritual memoir by George Foreman, I am convinced that he truly has turned his life over to God, and that transformation is as fascinating as it gets.
Fans of classic boxing will remember Big George as one of the meanest, most ferocious heavyweight champions of all time. Yet, at nearly the height of his boxing fame, George (in the book) recounts a near-death experience sent to him by God that changed his life forever. Instead of letting his anger control him, George learned (though not without many trials) to trust in the Lord and serve the higher power. As a result, he believes, the Lord led him to make a comeback to boxing in his 40s and become the oldest heavyweight champion in the sport's long history.
Not only is Foreman's story interesting, but its principles can also be applied to the lives of every living human being. At the end of each chapter, George recaps the key points in easily-understood language, enough so that it can reach born-again Christians or those skeptical of religion altogether.
Overall, this book is very useful in serving two purposes: First, for more "advanced" Christians, it shows that, despite being difficult, the Christian battle can be won. Perhaps most importantly, though, it shows non-Christians how completely a life can be turned around for the better, as Foreman went from essentially a street thug to a servant of the Lord.
So, if you are waning in your faith and need a pick-me-up, or want to see the results of living a Godly life, George's cheerful attitude is just what you have been looking for!