14 August, 2009

A Father’s Odyssey Review and Giveaway



What would you do if your soulmate died, you lost your job, and you found yourself with your three young children depending on you alone?

For most, it would be a struggle to survive, let alone "keep it together." Even putting one foot forward every day would become an epic act of bravery. One man defied these very circumstances, and managed to do much more than just survive in the years following his wife's death.

Terry Hitchcock, age 57 at the time, ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. He travelled over 2,000 miles to bring awareness to the financial and emotional hardships faced by single parents and their children - everyday heroes who run quiet, yet extraordinary, daily marathons.

Terry Hitchcock proved that "impossible" is only a word.

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing Terry Hitchcock’s story is! He turned one of the worst combinations of events into an amazing plea for help for single parents. At the age of 57, he ran over 2,000 miles in just 75 days. Now, I’m only 24 [25 in 12 days!] but I don’t know if I could muster up the determination, not to mention physical ability, to do what he did. This book is full of inspiration and drive and determination. For what? For a cause he believed in with all his heart. It is amazing to be able to read about his journey; why and how and for what. I truly appreciate this story and love A Father's Odyssey!

Buy it!
You can purchase this book by clicking here.

Win it!
The publisher, Bascom Hill, has generously offered one of my fabulous readers their very own copy!

To enter, visit the book's site and then come back here and leave me a comment. **THIS IS REQUIRED!!**

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This giveaway ends Thursday, August 27th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to US readers only.

18 comments:

  1. You always have the best giveaways Kendahl!

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  2. Wow what an amazing story and an even more amazing man, I think its wonderful how determined and motivated he was to bring awareness to what he belived in. Thanks for the chance to read this incrediable book.
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  3. I'm a follower thanks.
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  4. sounds like a really great book. My life time goal is just to run one marathon...2000 is way more than I could ever accomplish.

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  5. Wow!!! I want to read it, its not easy being a single parent as is, they are my hero's! Sounds like a great book! I love that they say he proves that "impossible" is only a word! So true!

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  6. I follow and have your button :) Thanks again for the tickets, it was great to meet you IRL today for those few seconds! Maybe we will see you at the pulls!

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  7. Wow! 75 marathons in 75 days! I can't even fathom it. Please count me in. Thank you!

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  8. I follow

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  9. I have your button:
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  10. I'm amazed reading all his accomplishments! I saw that he worked to institute the celebration of Grandparent's Day in most western cultures.
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  11. I follow you.
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  12. What an amazing man...I would love to read this book...please count me in...thanks.

    karen k
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  13. WOW!! This guy has determination and is simply amazing!! This looks like such an excellent read!
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  14. I follow you on Twitter! (roxxyroller,coolcanucks)

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  15. I subscribe via email!
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  16. I follow your blog!
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  17. I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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  18. I commented on your "Happy What?" Page! <3

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