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Facing Fear Synopsis

Nik Wallenda is the face of the famous circus family known for performing crazy feats without safety nets. Nik is also known for his daring televised tightrope walks, including over Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and an active volcano. Nik is a seventh-generation member of the amazing Wallenda family and has been walking the wire since he took his first steps, but he had never experienced fear until a tragic accident in 2017. The eight-person pyramid he and several members of his family were practicing collapsed, and five of its members fell thirty feet to the ground. Miraculously, they all survived, but the accident changed Nik's life forever. For the first time, he felt fear, and he had to learn to get past it to get back out on the wire. Most of us will never walk a tightrope, but we face things that scare us every day. Whether putting ourselves out there socially or seeking a dream job, all of us allow anxieties and fears to hold us back. Facing Fear is a reader-centric memoir, interweaving parts of Nik's personal story of the accident and how he conquered his fear with practical advice for readers to overcome whatever fears are holding them back. This practical book will help everyday people step out in faith and trust that God will hold them steady, even when they're afraid.

Facing Fear Press Reviews

My friend, Nik Wallenda, is world famous for his death-defying aerial acrobatics and high wire performances. He is a living legend and one of the bravest men I've ever known. When he performs, his skill, meticulous preparation, and countless hours of practice are readily apparent. What we don't see, however, is the fear that he faces each time he takes to the wire. In his new book, Facing Fear, Nik offers his readers an honest and unvarnished look at the personal and painful experiences in his life and career that not only give rise to his fears, but also motivate him to push forward and to accomplish things never before achieved. Facing Fear will not only help you to overcome the fears you face in your own life, but will motivate you to find the faith and inspiration to achieve more than you ever thought you could. -- Joel Osteen, New York Times Bestselling Author and Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church

Book Information

ISBN: 9780785234272
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Nik Wallenda, Don Yaeger, John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Coping with anxiety & phobias,

About Nik Wallenda, Don Yaeger, John C. Maxwell

Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family. Known worldwide for his incredible feats upon the high wire and beyond, Nik is the holder of seven Guinness World Records, among which are the highest four-level eight-person pyramid on the wire, the highest and longest bicycle ride on a wire, and hanging from a helicopter by his teeth. Nik's career began at the age of two, as he learned to walk the wire while holding his mother's hand, leading from there to record-breaking performances across the United States and around the world. In 2012, Nik fulfilled his lifelong dream ...

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