Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Review: When SHMACK Happens by Amber Neben

All of us face obstacles in life. Let When SHMACK Happens by Amber Neben equip and encourage you during life's toughest moments.

Neben is an international decorated cycling champion with victories in 11 countries and multiple UCI Category 1 stage race wins to her credit. When SHMACK Happens chronicles the role faith has played in her life as she has met challenges on and off the bike. From unexpected medical issues to equipment failure to major crashes, follow Neben's journey to succeed by placing her life in the hands of God.

I'll be the first to admit sports autobiographies don't usually capture my attention. But this isn't your typical sports autobiography. While you might find stories from athletes that thank God in the opening or closing pages of the book, Neben's entire focus is how her faith has provided hope and peace despite the numerous setbacks she has faced. She gives credit to placing her life in God's hands for the successes she has achieved. Neben is a 2x Olympian, 2x World Champion, 2x Pan American Champion and 2x National. A list of her Race Wins is included in the final pages of the book. Each chapter is headlined by applicable verses from Scripture and the reader is treated to numerous black and white photographs.

When SHMACK Happens is a powerful book that will inspire you to trust in the Lord for all things, no matter what comes your way.

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Neben Px4 (March 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991303008
ISBN-13: 978-0991303007

I received a copy of this book from the author. The author's publicist has paid me to promote this book through a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include any type of review. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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1 comment:

fredamans said...

Sounds like a book people should read who lack inspiration or need a pick-me-up. Fantastic review!