High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring It All Out (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 26, 2010 - Religion - 208 pages
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For readers who loved Blue Like Jazz, comes inspiration and advice from Survivor contestant and Christian speaker Austin Carty

Figuring out who you want to be in life is never easy. In High Points and Lows, Austin Carty traces his own stumbling journey toward adulthood and true faith, drawing on lessons from pop culture and Christianity. In these funny and moving essays that address questions on faith, goals, and vocation, Carty offers an uplifting message for religious and secular audiences alike.

By turns amusing and endearing, Carty's essays explore everything from misguided evangelicals who treat salvation as a cottage industry to the real danger of cheating in school-everyone will think you're brilliant and then you've got a real problem. Whether he is failing miserably at his first real job as a nightclub gofer, explaining how Saved by the Bell has ruined our youth, or struggling to come to terms with the death of a beloved friend, Carty demonstrates how finding the courage to be ourselves is the best way to forge a genuine connection with friends, family, and God.


  

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Review: High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring It All Out

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

High Points and Lows is an amazing book that is easy to read yet incredibly poignant. I am in awe of how Austin uses his life experiences to teach such powerful lessons of faith. This book made me ... Read full review

Review: High Points and Lows: Life, Faith, and Figuring It All Out

User Review  - Blair Metcalf - Goodreads

I grew up with the author in High Point, NC. I found this book to be funny, light and full of references to the 1980's. He speaks very candidly about some evangelical Christian references that many of us living in the Bible belt can relate to. If you know Austin Carty, read it. Read full review

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AUSTIN CARTY was a contestant on Survivor in 2006 and is a popular Christian speaker. He lives in North Carolina.

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