Vertical Leap SAMPLER: How Jesus found New York City Basketball Legend Bill Rieser [NOOK Book]

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One
of the greatest high school basketball players to ever play in New York City, there
was no way Bill Rieser wasn't going to make it in the NBA. He could do things on
a basketball court no one else could. But after a...

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Overview

Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Vertical Leap-

One
of the greatest high school basketball players to ever play in New York City, there
was no way Bill Rieser wasn't going to make it in the NBA. He could do things on
a basketball court no one else could. But after a serious knee injury and clashes
with his college coach derailed his career, Bill descended into a self-destructive
lifestyle of drinking, drug abuse, and womanizing. He was going to be just another
washed-up playground legend--until he encountered Jesus Christ and became something
far more.

Once known for his 44-inch leap, Rieser is still looking up these
days and his vertical leap goes higher than he could ever have imagined. So if you're
looking for something that will get you to that new level of trust and closeness
with God you're yearning for, this book is your ticket! Bill's infectious faith
will change the way you view God, His power, His Word, and prayer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802484826
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 179,152
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

BILL RIESER grew up in East Harlem, New York where he was considered
a legend on the streets and basketball courts of New York City. His powerful slam
dunk repertoire earned him the nickname 'White Jesus' and destined him for stardom
in the NBA. But injuries in college and a lifestyle of excess and anger brought
him to the brink of personal and professional destruction. Through the incredible,
unconditional love of his wife, Carolynn and the faithful prayers of her church
he found and accepted the Lord as his Savior. Bill is the author of Vertical
Leap
, and is currently the Director of Recovery Ministries at Heartland Community
Church in Rockford, Illinois. He and Carolynn have been married for 25 years and
live in Rockford. They have one daughter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    :)

    I found it ok a 7 and a half out of 10

    P.s. good work author


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    E$

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Huh

    Is this book for 12 year olds

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

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    Vertical Leap By: Bill Rieser This is Bill Rieser¿s brutally ho

    Vertical Leap
    By: Bill Rieser

    This is Bill Rieser’s brutally honest journey from sinner to saved by grace. At a young age he was nicknamed “White Jesus” because of his miraculous feats on the basketball court. But his basketball abilities wouldn’t be enough to help him survive his rage, fear, and addictions. His childhood had shaped the kind of man he had become. But then Jesus took hold of his life and transformed it.

    This story is Rieser’s account of what he went through and how he overcame. From being ruled by addictions to cheating to being filled with anger, this true account will encourage you and lift you up as you fully realize the power of prayer. Rieser states that one of the truths of prayer is that prayer is a lifestyle, not a thing we do every now and then. Experience the awesome power of prayer as Rieser comes to realize as a child of God, our Father wants to bless us if we’ll just ask.

    Rieser learned that God is more interested in our worship than in our prayer lists. He wants us to pray about our needs and wants, but He wants to hear our praise and worship as well.
    Sometimes God will speak to us and ask us to speak to another. Rieser tells of one time he was sharing his testimony and God wanted him to go speak to a kid there. He didn’t want to go, but eventually he did. Below is what he had to say about the incident:
    “What an honor to be asked by a loving Father to deliver a message to a hurting boy. In disobedience I had resisted, but when I finally let God use me, He did what he does best—ministered to an aching heart. I know I could have repented of my disobedience and God would have forgiven me. But by disobeying I would have missed a great opportunity to run an errand for the king of kings.”
    When you are obedient to God, God can use you above your wildest dreams. God wants to bless us; we just have to ask and have to be obedient to His will. Read Rieser’s story and be blessed and encouraged!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Boom

    Yeaa buddy!!!!!!$

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