High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband

High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband


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High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband by Evelyn Husband

Rick Husband wanted to be an astronaut since his fourth birthday, but it wasn't always for the right reasons. Initially, he thought it would be neat . . . cool . . . a fun thing to do. It wasn't until he came to a spiritual crossroads and was able to give that dream up to discover the true desires of his heart before he actually got into the space shuttle program at NASA. Three failed attempts didn't daunt this driven pilot-and the fourth interview process, though lengthy and difficult, proved successful for him.

Husband's years at NASA served not only to develop his integrity and character, but also to increase his faith in a Creator that could not be denied in the vastness of space. His story is not only inspirational but exhilarating and invigorating, as readers will witness the life of a man who consistently pursued the desires of his heart even as he served a faithful God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785260684
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/04/2004
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 624,327
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Evelyn Husband is the wife of Rick Husband, commander of the ill-fated Columbia Space Shuttle that went down on February 1, 2003. She is the mother of two children.

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High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Umm I'm gonna leave this RP...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ You can post it at res one, Kaylee. ] <p> She wiped her hair from her eyes, grinning. "Hi. You new around here?"
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the book High Calling, Evelyn Husband beautifully chronicles the life of her husband, astronaut Rick Husband which includes achieving his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut as well as living a life that glorifies God. Every chapter is heart-felt, beautiful and real...enough to make you cry throughout the entire book! Rick's long and arduous journey to become an astronaut will encourage you to achieve some of your own goals. His humble demeanor and unashamed witness will make you strive to live a life that unites others and glorifies God. I was inspired by the Husband family's love for Christ and each other, their unwaivering faith (admist great sorrow) and most of all their living testamony of what it means to be a Christian. Thank you Evelyn Husband for this tribute to your husband and the crew of the Columbia STS-107.
Guest More than 1 year ago
But the book is really religious about God and Jesus helping the Husbands family with their Faith on getting Rick to achieve his dream of being an astronaut. Plus mentions how God helped Evelyn cope being a widow and helping her family too. I feel like this book is too religious on God and not on Rick being an astronaut.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read this book and cried the entire way through it. This is a story of a family bound by love and faith. It is a story of a husband and wife team and the love they shared has well as the love they showered on their children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a voracious reader of many different genres of books. Yet, I must say, no book has impacted me quite like this. I saw it in the bookstore, purchased it without a moment's hesitation, and sat down to read it straight through this New Year's Day 2004. My initial reaction to the book is how much the space shuttle Columbia's commander, Rick Husband has inspired me to live well - in my walk with God, in my role as wife and mother, and in seeing God's purpose and gift in each day of my life. Evey's sweetness and generosity is evident as she allows the reader to walk through the most poignant and gut-wrenching aspects of her loss as she shares the events before and after the Columbia's demise. I live in Littleton, Colorado and intend to hike Mt. Columbia this summer in honor of Rick Husbands and all the 'Columbia' crew. I will be lifting their families in prayer all the while.