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Publisher's Summary

From a highly successful career in motivational speaking to a daily struggle overcoming the effects of a head injury, Zig Ziglar's life changed drastically in just minutes when he suffered a traumatic fall down the stairs one fateful night. After years of speaking and writing about the value of having a positive attitude and being thankful, Zig was challenged to put his own words into practice. In true Ziglar style, filled with optimism and honesty, Zig shares his experience, along with heartening stories from friends, as he seeks to encourage and remind you that life is worth living, even if it's not on our own terms.
©2009 Zig Ziglar (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Zig has one more valuable lesson to teach each of us. Living in the moment, right now, with the people you love and for a cause you believe in - this is what matters. He is an inspiration and a national treasure, and each of us is better off because Zig Ziglar cares about making the world a better place." (Seth Godin)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe Crescenzi on 11-04-09

God Bless Zig Ziglar

I am a long time fan of Zig Ziglar, having first discovered his insight on the art of selling, then discovering that his sales success was not based on sales alone.

If you explore his vast library of books and CDs you'll discover that his success is due to the fact that his faith in God is at the center of every thing he does.

I didn't hear about his 2007 head injury until I found this book yesterday. When I heard the news I was immediately disturbed as if he was a member of my own family because he has touched many of us like a loving father.

I get the audio versions of his books because I am a student of what Zig calls "Dashboard University". I love to learn and open my mind whenever I'm driving, and in the case of Zig's CDs, I love to hear his books in his own voice to hear get the inflection. His delivery is priceless.

In the case of this book, another reason I wanted to get the audio version was I wanted to hear his voice as a way to feel better about his condition. Just hearing his voice made me feel better about his condition. Without understanding the effects of his injury I feared I would no longer hear that distinct voice I have grown to love.

His voice and his message are as inspirational as ever. In some chapters he is joined by some of his family members, who share additional insights about the aftermath of his injury in their own words. Unlike the printed version, the audio version also gives us addition insight as to their emotional state because Zig and Julie are not afraid to cry as they read some of the more painful memories. I couldn't help but cry along with them and I'm glad they didn't edit those moments from the recordings because it shows us they are human too.

We all face struggles at some point in our lives and this book helps inspire us to find ways to live and even "Embrace the Struggle". Sometimes those struggles lead to unimaginably great things that God has in store for us or those around us.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-29-11

sermon on trusting in God

Would you listen to Embrace the Struggle again? Why?


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What does Zig Ziglar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

When I first listened to Zig Ziglar the voice was hard to get used to, but I have grown to love him. He just seems so real.

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Sermon on trusting in God by Zig Ziglar

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This book is a sermon and seems to be about glorifying God. While I am not religious, I admire the faith that others have and think there can be benefits to faith. But I couldn't quite get over the story of the Shannon family. The child has a disease that changed him from a normal boy to a very slowly dying boy by first taking away his ability to walk, then taking his ability to do anything over a period of I think 9 years. His family credits this hardship with helping their relationship with God and that this experience will help their other children in their relationship with God. I can't see the good in this or glorifying a God or trusting a God who would allow a child to go through this suffering. I listened to this story three times hoping I would

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