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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:32 PM

 

Jesus Will Give You Your Leg Back

Before you watch the video that is the subject title here, you might want to meet Josh, and learn about him, as a Cancer survivor, Paralympic skier, inspirational speaker, and author.

So perhaps you would like to watch THIS one first.

Josh Sundquist Ski Racing in the 2006 Paralympics



OKAY, that's his sport, now here's his humor at his craft of public speaking

How to smuggle a 2-liter into a movie theater



Now, his thoughtful moment about religion

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DavidL Aug 2012 OP
rug Aug 2012 #1
DavidL Aug 2012 #2
cbayer Aug 2012 #6
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #3
rug Aug 2012 #4
cbayer Aug 2012 #5
DavidL Aug 2012 #7

Response to DavidL (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:50 PM

1. He is a Christian motivational speaker.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:55 PM

2. Funny how he leaves that out on his Youtube and web page

 

Perhaps he just is not that hung up about religion, as some people here are.

Or maybe Christians want to claim him, and he gets more engagements from some Christian links and web sites, and he wants to earn a living.

I didn't find him as offensive as the people he talks about who are Christian, and believe Jesus will give him his leg back.

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Response to DavidL (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:27 PM

6. Christians don't claim him, he claims christianity.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. Fine with me. He doesn't seem AT ALL to be a fundie whackjob.

If he wants to be a Christian motivational speaker and can do so without oppressing or advocating oppressing people with different views, well, it's a free country.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:58 PM

4. Fine with me too.

But I don't really care for motivational speakers period.

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Response to DavidL (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:26 PM

5. He is great! Funny, poignant and spot on, imo.

Wish there were more young religion types like him speaking out.

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Response to DavidL (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:53 PM

7. Book Review: "Just Don't Fall" by Josh Sundquist

 

http://www.thebookladysblog.com/2010/04/12/book-review-just-dont-fall-by-josh-sundquist/

Published January 2010 by Viking (a Penguin imprint)
Iíve already told you how funny this book is and how much I loved it despite the fact that I really shouldnít have, so I figured itís time to round out the conversation and tell you just a little bit more about Josh Sundquistís Just Donít Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain in case youíre not quite convinced.
A basic blurb about Just Donít Fall will tell you that it is Sundquistís memoir of losing a leg to cancer at age nine and going on to become a Paralympic skier and motivational speaker. What it wonít tell you is that this is not your typical feel-good cancer survivor memoir. Sunquist writes in first-person, present tense (telling us what is happening rather than what did happen), which gives the book a powerful sense of immediacy and pulls the reader right into the moment with him. When Sundquist sits in his parentsí minivan, parked in their driveway after just arriving home from an outing, and hears that his leg will have to be amputated, he cries. And then everything is quiet.

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