(PRWEB) September 27, 2004
Gazelle Press has released Hit Upon God, an inspirational how-to book that presents a number of practical ways you can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, achieve fulfillment, develop greater appreciation for life, and find peace in today's post-9/11 world. The book's unveiling happens three years to the month after the 2001 disaster.
The God- and prayer-centered book, written by Charlie Hartley, was inspired in part by his reaction to the September 11 event and his desire to give people tons of hope for the future. The author shares a wide range of real-life stories about people overcoming difficult hurdles in professional careers, academics, parenthood, sports, childhood, and other aspects of life. Each chapter contains practical, easy to apply advice on various ways any human being can "hit upon God" to live better lives.
"I want this book to give people practical, immediately usable tools to help them feel much more optimistic about their futures, despite the horrors of 9/11 and all the troubling negative fall-out since then," says Hartley.
"I want people to gain an abundance of hope for their futures by reading this book," he adds. "I want people to attain much more peace of mind and fulfillment than anyone ever thought was possible. I want Hit Upon God to inspire and motivate people to believe that countless reasons remain to appreciate and love their lives and other people.
"The greatest hope is achieved by starting with three key ways of hitting upon God, what I call 'Life's Triple Play': First is to pray to God and open your heart so He can communicate to you His calling for your life. Second is to pursue this calling with great and positive passion and intensity. And third is to do this by controlling your thoughts, ridding your mind of negatives, and always focusing on the positives.
"I also encourage people to 'H.U.G.' other people much more as a result of reading this book (HUG = first letters of each of the three words 'Hit Upon God')," he added. "We all need to 'HUG' more, just as we all need to Hit Upon God more. In fact, hugging and hitting upon God are often very similar and interrelated activities."
The book refutes many of society's commonly held beliefs that prevent people from achieving their great potential. Examples of such beliefs are:
- That being passed over for job promotions is career-ending and a sign of failure. Such non-promotions can actually be life-altering events that catapult you to the best career you could have ever imagined.
- That losing means you are a loser. - Counter-intuitively, yet truthfully, losing is very often an expression of winning.
- That rejection means you are no good. Rejection can have a positive outcome because, with courage and persistence, it can translate into amazing acceptance.
- That problems are always negative and to be avoided. Problems are actually great opportunities to learn and grow and should be embraced and cherished.
- That nice guys always finish last. Nice guys always finish first in the eyes of God.
"God eventually answers the questions you have about the obstacles in your life and what He calls you to do, though often not immediately," Hartley adds. "Have faith that God has a plan for your life. Someday you will understand why He allowed the obstacles to challenge you."
ÂHit Upon God is an essential read for people wanting to learn practical, easy-to-understand, and immediately applicable ways to pursue what God calls them to do with passion, excitement, and a positive mindset. By focusing on God as the all-time number one player, Charlie Hartley has written a unique and valuable book with useful, powerful and inspirational punch for overcoming obstacles in the post 9/11 world."
- Christian high school teacher for more than 40 years
- Member of National Basketball Association Hall of Fame
- Highest winning percentage of any basketball coach at any level of all time--88 percent (total of more than 1,100 wins)
- Regarded worldwide as the greatest high school basketball coach of all time
Hit Upon God by Charlie Hartley, ISBN 1-58169-163-7
Published by Gazelle Press (2004), 128 pages, PB, $9.99 retail (+ $3.00 for shipping and handling of the first book and $1.00 for shipping and handling for each addtitional book). Please add 6 percent sales tax for books shipped to a New Jersey address (no sales tax if you live outside of New Jersey).
Please make out your check to Charlie Hartley and mail to the following address:
Charlie Hartley, 71 Ambar Place, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924.
Once your check is received, a signed copy of the book will be promptly mailed to the mailing address you provide.
The book can also be ordered through the author's website: http://www.charliehartley.com
Charlie Hartley is also available for speaking opportunities on subjects emphasized in the book such as inspiration, motivation, fulfilling dreams, following your life calling, living with more passion, sports, sportswriting, business writing, journalism, public relations, graduate school education and humor.
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