Larry McReynolds's autobiography "The Constant Pursuit of Perfection" covers his life from his beginning in Birmingham, Alabama to becoming a broadcasting icon in NASCAR. His inspiring story which illuminates his faith and determination from both sides of the camera, as well as the struggles he has had to face and overcome continues to touch the hearts of millions. Larry's NASCAR career began in 1975. Since then, he has worked his way up the ladder, taking his first crew chief job in 1985. Larry's first win as a crew chief came in 1988 at Watkins Glen with driver Ricky Rudd and he continued as a winning crew chief for the 1992 Daytona 500 with driver Davey Allison in the #28 car, the Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird. He joined Richard Childress Racing in 1997 and helped NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500. At the end of the 2000 season, Larry made a difficult decision to leave the Richard Childress owned #31 Lowe's Chevrolet and venture into the Fox Sports broadcast booth with Mike Joy and three time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. The three have worked together since the 2001 season, serving as commentators for many NASCAR races (2001 - present). Larry McReynolds currently serves as a racing analyst on FOX SPORTS and FOX SPORTS 1, and a columnist on FOXsports.com.
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and International Federation of Body Building Pro Nicole Moneer has dedicated her entire career to helping people strengthen their bodies, minds, relationship with God, and sense of self-worth and confidence using her hard gained knowledge and expertise of eating right, exercising, and inward reflection to achieve both spiritual and emotional wellness. Starting with her time as a four-year-old saving her brother's life as an only viable bone marrow donor, Nicole's existence has revolved around bettering and enriching the lives of others, a fact that she would come to realize through much pain and suffering of her own. She has not always been the pinnacle of health and fitness that countless people turn to for exercise and dietary advice though. It has been a long, uphill climb. From the day she was born up until her early 30s, Nicole has been forced to deal with various infections, physical pain and discomfort, fatigue, asthma attacks and digestive issues, keeping her in a consistent cycle of prescription drug, antibiotics and medication usage which only exacerbated her physical ailments. Her relief came after completely putting an end to her dependency on prescription drugs and instead, began to make better eating choices, curb her alcohol consumption and smoking, detox to rid her body of harmful toxins, drop harmful people and relationships, and take natural supplements with the help of her integrative physician. Nicole will be the first to tell you that you can look healthy on the outside, but be suffering on the inside. Yes, you can be "skinny fat" and even though she has grown up the daughter of a doctor and a nurse, the abusive, neglectful nature of her father and her mother's oversight of healthy eating meant that Nicole would have to come to terms with her health and turn it around on her own. And that is exactly what she did. She has been able to help so many with her focus on eating healthy, taking natural supplements instead of prescription pharmaceuticals, tailoring your exercise routine to fit you, and cutting out negative people and influences in your life, as well as opening up your heart to God and the guidance that He can provide. The ability to improve our lives is in our hands. It just takes someone like Nicole Moneer to help show us just what we can do.
There are a lot of reasons why you might read a book. Maybe you want to be entertained, maybe you want to be inspired, maybe you want to peek into the secret closets and junk drawers of an almost famous, almost rockstar's psychology. This is the story of a Midwestern son of a coal miner who couldn't decide between a pulpit and an electric guitar. If you are interested, I'll tell you about how I saw God in my backyard while looking up at the stars and I'll tell you about how He saw me before I saw him. I'll tell you about coming so close to my wildest dreams that I could have licked the frosting with my tongue. Joyride was supposed to be the song that put my band, Atomic Opera, on the map. What? You have never heard of Joyride? Exactly. You know the difference between a happy ending and a tragedy? It's all where you stop telling the story. -Frank Hart (Frontman for Atomic Opera, a hard rock band from Texas that, along with King's X and The Galactic Cowboys, was part of Wilde Silas Musicworks. The band was signed to Warner Brothers Records, released four albums and toured with Dio. Frank is now a worship leader and preacher at NewChurch in Katy, Texas, he has released two solo albums and continues to rewrite the ending of his story.)
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