Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line by Nik Wallenda

By Nik Wallenda

Nik Wallenda, "King of the excessive Wire," doesn't comprehend worry. As a 7th iteration of the mythical Wallenda kinfolk, he grew up appearing, pleasing, and pushing the limits of gravity and balance.

When Nik was once 4 years previous, he watched a video from 1978 of his nice grandfather, Karl Wallenda, strolling among the towers of the Condado Plaza resort in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his loss of life as a result of wrong rigging. while Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is at the cord, every little thing else is simply waiting"-the phrases resonated deep inside his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda.

Balance is the subject of Nik's lifestyles: among his paintings and kin, his religion in God and artistry, his physique and soul. It resonates from him while acting and whilst not anyone is asking. while jogging throughout Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the whole time, and to maintain his lust for glory and reputation in money, Nik back to the location of his functionality day after today and spent 3 hours cleansing up trash left by way of the crowd.

Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who desires to not just thrill hearts, yet to alter hearts for Christ. Christ is the stability pole that retains him from falling.

Show description

Read Online or Download Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line PDF

Best memoir books

A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist

A Haunting good looks is the tale of Jim Magner, artist and strive against platoon chief. the 2 conflicting identities need to coexist in a global of lurking risks, wonderful characters and unique good looks. by no means sooner than has there been a primary individual account of wrestle during the eyes of an artist. The wrestle event hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via special identities.

The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village

An unforgettable portrait of a spot and a humans formed by way of centuries of artwork, alternate, and war.

In the center of the salt-frosted Afghan wilderness, in a village so distant that Google can’t locate it, a girl squats on best of a loom, making plants bloom within the thousand threads she knots via hand. the following, the place heroin is more cost-effective than rice, each day is a quick day. B-52s cross overhead—a signal of America’s omnipotence or its vulnerability, the villagers are uncertain. They recognize, although, that the earth is flat—like a carpet.

Anna Badkhen first traveled to this state in 2001, as a battle correspondent. She has lower back time and again given that, drawn through a land that geography has made a perpetual battleground, and by way of a those who maintain a wonderful culture there. throughout the 4 seasons within which a brand new carpet is woven by way of the ladies and kids of Oqa, she immortalizes their lifestyle a lot because the carpet does—from the petal half-finished the place a hungry youngster wishes care to the interruptions while the ladies exchange intercourse jokes or move fill in for marriage ceremony musicians scared away by means of the Taliban. As Badkhen follows the carpet out into the area past, she leaves the reader with an indelible portrait of fates woven by means of centuries of paintings, battle, and an old alternate that eventually binds the invaded to the invader.

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

Across the world bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins grants the lengthy awaited story of his wild existence and instances, either at domestic and round the globe.

Tom Robbins’ hot, clever, and beautifully bizarre novels—including nonetheless lifestyles With Woodpecker, Jitterbug body spray, and Fierce Invalids domestic From scorching Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular mind's eye. Madcap yet honest, pulsating with robust social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have brought numerous readers to common born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and tricky redheads.

In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unprecedented literary sensibility inward, sewing jointly tales of his unconventional lifestyles, from his Appalachian youth to his globetrotting adventures —told in his precise voice that mixes the candy and sly, the non secular and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins might turn into over the process part a century a poet-interruptus, an air strength weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, best a existence as not likely, magical, and peculiar as these of his quixotic characters.

Robbins bargains intimate snapshots of Appalachia throughout the nice melancholy, the West Coast in the course of the Sixties psychedelic revolution, overseas roving earlier than native land defense monitored our travels, and big apple publishing whilst it nonetheless depended on bushes. Written with the big-hearted comedy and captivating linguistic invention for which he's identified, Tibetan Peach Pie is a call for participation into the non-public global of a literary legend.

I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist

The lovely real tale of Bergdorf Goodman’s mythical own shopper

Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a real unique who may have stepped instantly out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire. She has spent approximately 40 years because the mythical own customer at Bergdorf Goodman, the place she works with socialites, stars, and usual ladies off the road. She has helped many locate their real selves via type, frank recommendation, and her personal model of knowledge. She is relied on by means of the main discriminating persons—including Hollywood’s most sensible stylists—to inform them what appears top. yet Halbreich’s own transformation from cosseted younger woman to fearless fact teller is the best makeover of her occupation.

Extra info for Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

Sample text

The fact that I was Jewish and had grown up in Portland, Oregon, which at that time still had a strong Ku Klux Klan presence, was another important part of my motivation. In the 1920s, there were still some KKK signs around the city, and one of the large banks was known as the KKK bank; many of its officers were acknowledged members of the Klan. Not many Jews lived in the city at that time, and fewer still were in the schools I attended. I don't mean that I encountered much overt prejudice or discrimination at school, but Jews were not elected to class offices.

For security you won't be enrolled in a club until you come back. You are not to go to meetings, in fact don't be visibly political. " Then he carefully made out a membership card, signed it, handed it to me for inspection, and finally, as a security precaution, took it back. He would hold it until my return from Spain. All of my personal and social reasons coalesced at that moment. Yet the decision to go had had little to do with Spain itself, about which I knew almost nothing. And what little I did know, I disliked.

Wonderful! That's wonderful, Hank. " He paused for a moment and then began speaking slowly, with emphasis, his eyes never wavering from mine as he spoke to me. "But there are rules. Very important ones. This is a secret decision on your part. No one! No one, not your parents, your best friend, your girlfriend, no one can know. If word gets out the FBI will clamp down on you. You'll probably be kicked out of school. You won't be able to get a passport. I know that not sharing this may be the toughest part of all, because I can't tell you when you'll leavepossibly it won't be for a couple of months.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 35 votes