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Overview In this moving autobiography, Zig Ziglar puts to test the notion that born-again Christians should wander through life bearing long faces and short pocketbooks. Dynamic, charismatic, and a spectacular success by any standard, Zig and his life story are proof positive that you don't "pay" the price for serving the Lord but, instead, you can enjoy the NOW benefits of serving Him.
In this moving autobiography, Zig Ziglar puts to test the notion that born-again Christians should wander through lifebearing long faces and short pocketbooks. Dynamic, charismatic, and a spectacular success by any standard, Zig and his life story are proof positive that you don't "pay" the price for serving the Lord but, instead, you can enjoy the NOW benefits of serving Him.
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Studio: Pelican Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 1993
Publisher Pelican Publishing Company
ISBN 0882894005 ISBN13 9780882894003
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More About Zig Ziglar & W. A. Criswell
Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
Zig Ziglar was born in Coffee County in southeastern Alabama to parents John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He was the tenth of twelve children.
In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, where he spent most of his early childhood. The next year, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later.
Ziglar served in the United States Navy during World War II (c. 1943 to 1945). He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1944, he met his wife, Jean, in the capital city of Mississippi, Jackson; he was seventeen and she was sixteen. They married in late 1946.
Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies. In 1968, he became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to Dallas, Texas.
As of 2010, Ziglar still traveled around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems. State Representative Chris Greeley of Maine mentions Ziglar in the credits of his CD on public speaking.
Ziglar wove his Christianity into his motivational work. He was also an open Republican who endorsed former Governor Mike Huckabee for his party's presidential nomination in 2008.
Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at the age of eighty-six at a hospital in Plano, Texas on November 28, 2012.
Zig Ziglar currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Confessions of a Happy Christian?
Best book next to the Bible Aug 2, 2003
I read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave a copy to my father who liked it so much that he commented "Next to the Bible, it is the best book I have ever read!" Of course some narrow-minded people consider the Bible too narrow.
Short Stories You've Heard Over and Over Nov 13, 2002
The book offers excellent encouragement in a short story format. To me it reads like a daily devotional. It failed to hold my attention however and doesn't offer any depth to daily living. But it is a great work for offering small doses of encouragement to Christians.
I confess-I loved this book Jul 20, 2000
This is such a joyfully written book. I think it is appropriate for "new" Christians as well as "old" Christians. Zig, as always, is right on target with his observations and insight. I highly recommend it.
As a Christian I found this book narrow minded May 5, 2000
My boss and I were told this would be a good book for us to read, to find happiness in business and life. We both bought it and were excited to get starded. Well, we both read, half way through and were shocked at the authors very one dimensional view of what it means to love not only God but love and understand your fellow man. Zig may love his life and thats great, for him. The world is made up of many faiths who share many of the same belifes in origin and he paints a picture of fear, not faith in dealing with people that may not see the world as you do. I was taught eat the chicken and throw away the bones in life and in truth. I was offended by his narrow minded views of people of other faiths. Zig needs to realize Jesus was not born a Christian but a Jew! I really did not have much use for this book and don't even belive it is true. The person that recommended this book to me I greatly respect and admire but I have no Idea where he found the value in this book. Zig Ziglar at this point in his life was relying on what people told him the bible meant not reading and enjoying it for himself or he could never have said many of the things he said in here. Too bad for him. I only hope people don't look at a book like this for spiritual guidance but go to the source and read the Bible for themselves. Like George Burns said to the preacher in Oh God, Zig should stick to selling shoes.
A joyful celebration of faith, filled with uplifting advice. Jun 14, 1998
I highly recommend this book for all Christians, but especially for new Christians. It is a joyous proclamation of faith, filled with amusing and uplifting anecdotes. Mr. Ziglar is famous for his motivational speeches and is highly sought after by corporate America to inspire and teach. He writes as well as he speaks and anyone who reads this book will greatly benefit from his shared experiences in Christian living. In today's world a book that focuses on the positive aspects of Christianity is welcome and this book is tops in that category. I have shared this book with many of my friends and if you are looking for a good book to give to a young person, graduate, new Christian, or anyone else, I highly recommend "Confessions of a Happy Christian." The doctrine is sound, the advice is excellent and the book is focused on the love and joy of living the Christian life.