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Back From Heaven's Front Porch: 5 Principles to Create a Happy and Fulfilling Life Paperback – August 1, 2012
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One Man’s Near-Death Experience Teaches Principles for Living a Fulfilling Life
In 'Back from Heaven's Front Porch', we join Jake–a 28-year-old part-time roofer, part-time entrepreneur, once again living with his parents and wondering whether to commit to his on-again, off-again girlfriend of six years. Then his life changes dramatically as he recovers from an accident in which he nearly died (or perhaps he did), and one of his best friends was killed. Even as his physical scars begin to heal, Jake realizes that his life will never be the same. He wonders why he’s back on earth…and whether God made a mistake allowing him to live. Jake has to figure out how—if at all—he will continue to live his life, a struggle that takes him from the shores of North Carolina to the canyons of Utah. Follow Jake on his journey to discover principles that could help him, and you, create a happy and fulfilling life.
About Danny Bader
Danny has been a facilitator, speaker and coach for the past 15 years. He’s spent much of this time in Fortune 100 and small to medium-sized organizations leading people to greater performance, growth, happiness and fulfillment. Danny has delivered over 1,200 workshops and hundreds of hours of coaching in the past 15 years all over the world—and his easy style, energy and enthusiasm has supported many to take a look at how they’re living their lives and make appropriate changes. ‘Back from Heaven’s Front Porch’ takes its inspiration from Danny's own brush with death, when a tragic accident left his friend dead and caused him to spend some time in ‘another place’ that he believes was Heaven.
Praise for ‘Back from Heaven’s Front Porch’
Shawn Doyle CSP writes:
If there is one self-improvement motivational book you read this year this is the one! Danny Bader has written a page turner of a book that is powerful, heartfelt and could just change how you think about life. Look over your shoulder Robin Sharma, Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra you now have Danny Bader galloping up behind you!
Sally McGhee, CEO of McGhee Productivity Solutions and Best-Selling Author of ‘Take Back Your Life’
A wonderful story that reminds all of us of simple keys to living a fulfilling directed life in service to others. It reminded me once more of the power of vision and letting go. Once I started reading I could not put it down.
Editorial ReviewsReview"If there is one self-improvement motivational book you read this year this is the one! Danny Bader has written a page turner of a book that is powerful, heartfelt and could just change how you think about life. Look over your shoulder Robin Sharma,Wayne Dyer and Deepok Chopra you now have Danny Bader galloping up behind you!"- -Shawn Doyle, CSP, Speaker, trainer and author of Jumpstart Your Motivation"Danny Bader's story is a modern and personal version of a Hesse-like journey, wonderfully told with rich characters, honest self-reflection, and valuable insight."- -David Allen, Chairman of The David Allen Company & bestselling author of Getting Things Done"A wonderful story that reminds all of us of simple keys to living a fulfilling directed life in service to others. It reminded me once more of the power of vision and letting go. Once I started reading I could not put it down." -Sally McGhee, CEO McGhee Productivity Solutions & bestselling author of Take Back Your Life -- http://www.amazon.com/Back-Heavens-Front-Porch-Principles/dp/1937879089
About the Author
Danny Bader, an international trainer and speaker, he brings his exceptional interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to help people really understand themselves and create a powerful vision for their life. His passion and energy is contagious.
He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, three children and their dog, Nova. Back from Heaven's Front Porch is his first book.
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Honestly, I chose the book, as I have known Danny since high school. Danny always seemed to have it all; family, friends, popularity, yet he was down to earth. I had heard part of Dan's experiences years ago. My curiosity enticed me to read the book to see how he turned his own experiences into a fictional novel. As an elementary teacher and librarian, I chance to read many juvenile novels recommended by others; this would be one adult novel I would delve through and create my own opinions.
I was not disappointed. Dan's book pulled me in to the point where I literally lost sleep in order to finish Back From Heaven's Front Porch. The descriptive language allows the reader to easily vision the events taking place in the book. Jake's journey from what he considered a placid life, to the loss of his friend, questioning romance, the despair which led to the possibility of suicide, relying on alcohol and finally, a vision of hope, which Jake holds onto, leading him to question life's mysteries. Through it, Jake cannot escape his visit to Heaven's Front Porch, allowing Jake to open himself up to new experiences and the possibility of a fulfilling future.
If you find yourself in need of a "new direction," Danny Bader's Back From Heaven's Front Porch is the book for you. I find myself looking back into my well-marked book for reflections and inspirational lines from the book. Dan's Jackrabbit (jckrbbt) Priniciples are easy to follow, and will inspire the reader to make positive changes in his/her life.
Scripture does say that "my people perish from lack of vision. so do we all. To quote, Brendan: a vision without a task is but a dream.
A task without a vision is drudgery.
A vision and a task is the hope of the world."
You won't regret reading this book!
I read it on the way home from a recent business trip. Danny's jackrabbit process is an enhanced, personal perspective on how to do what you love to know by knowing yourself and helping others.
I found the concept of being still my biggest takeaway in order to let the business of the day and the thoughts of the days ahead step aside to start to understand thyself! Although not part of my routine yet, I have periodically found this concept to be internally peaceful and most appealing for understanding why we do what we do and how to make it better. I find that as the day goes on, this concept gets confused by the "noise of the day".
This book has a beautiful message worth sharing. It is powerful, moving and unforgettable!
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