AUTHOR & NCAA RECORD BREAKER DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II FEATURED TODAY ON CBN.COM

Motivation Expert Interviewed About His Latest Inspirational Book, Get a Kick Out of Life, by CBN's Director of Internet Programming, Chris Carpenter

  Chris Carpenter, Director of Internet Programming for CBN, interviewed author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II during the recent CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show in Nashville about Thompson's latest inspirational book,    Get a Kick Out of Life   . The resulting article is featured today on    CBN.com   . Pictured (L to R): Carpenter and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Chris Carpenter, Director of Internet Programming for CBN, interviewed author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II during the recent CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show in Nashville about Thompson's latest inspirational book, Get a Kick Out of Life. The resulting article is featured today on CBN.com. Pictured (L to R): Carpenter and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 19,  2018) - Author, NCAA record breaker, and motivational speaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, was recently interviewed about his latest inspirational book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, by Chris Carpenter, Director of Internet Programming for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). The interview is featured today on CBN.com.

"What I love about Tom Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life is that he practices what he preaches -- that you can go wherever you want in life regardless of age if you just devote yourself to finding purpose through faith, family, and a healthy lifestyle. It seems so simple ... but it's so true." 

"I had a great time being interviewed by CBN's Chris Carpenter," says Thompson. "Not only was it a joy to discuss my latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, but it was also fun to talk about my time spent as a student and professor at Regent University."

To read the article on CBN.com, visit 1.cbn.com/books/author-suggests-dropping-bucket-list-something-even-better.

Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Clovercroft Publishing in both trade paperback and major ebook formats, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. For more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com, or like him on Facebook (facebook.com/91kick), or on Twitter (@91kick).


  Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently released the digital version of his latest book,    Get a Kick Out of Life   . (Cover design courtesy of Clovercroft Publishing)

Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently released the digital version of his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life. (Cover design courtesy of Clovercroft Publishing)

About Tom Thompson & Get a Kick Out of Life:

Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., kicked his way into the record books at age 61, when he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University on November 14, 2009.

Thompson's late-in-life college football career was neither the beginning nor the end of his claim to fame. During his remarkable life, Thompson (a 9th degree black belt Tae Kwon Do grandmaster and a former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts) has worked out with Chuck Norris, partied with Elvis, borrowed money from the mob (and lived to tell about it), married a beauty queen and had a personal encounter with God. But while he has earned his share of success and accolades, Thompson is the first to admit that he's experienced more than his share of spectacular failures along the way -- professionally, financially, and personally.

"Between my real estate ventures, my finances, my family, and my marriages, my life seemed to be a never-ending roller coaster of ups and downs," Thompson confesses. "I was beyond tired of the ride. I was completely broken. My faith was in tatters. At the age of forty-one, for the first time, rather than shrink back, I chose to become serious about my relationship with God. I made the decision to make Jesus the Lord of my life, in addition to being my Savior. I conceded that my way hadn't been working, and that I needed to allow Him to have control over my life, my heart, and my decisions. I was no longer in charge. This time, things were noticeably different."

Now Thompson, a respected researcher in the fields of motivation and change, offers readers sound advice for reaching their full potential, regardless of their age, in his latest motivational book, 

Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, which he co-authored with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a recognized authority on management and self leadership, and writer Alice Sullivan.  

Divided into three sections -- Body, Mind, and Soul -- Get a Kick Out of Life serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, exploring such topics as setting attainable goals, physical fitness and nutrition, finding your purpose, and developing deeper relationships with family and friends. 

Thompson believes the book will help empower readers to discover and reach their full potential. "If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

Get a Kick Out of Life continues to garner rave reviews. 

"On the road to greatness, there are always hurdles and roadblocks," says Superbowl XLVI champion and former New York Giants wide receiver Isaiah Stanback. "Champions stay the course while others turn around. Get a Kick Out of Life teaches you how to create and live up to your greatest potential. Decide to be great or decide to be average -- the choice is yours." 

"I've known Tom Thompson for almost five decades and his life story is an inspirational one that reveals his pursuit of and drive for excellence," says Keith D. Yates, founder and president of the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization, and a retired adjunct professor of Media Arts and Communications at Dallas Theological Seminary. "This book is a roadmap to developing that same kind of passion in your own life. It will help you balance mind, body, and soul in your own journey."  

"Really excited about this book ... it's jam-packed with wisdom and actionable content," says On Faith's Edge host Joe Taylor.

In addition to interviews, book signings and speaking engagements, Thompson serves as Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, an heirloom Texas hot sauce company. 

Get a Kick Out of Life is published by Clovercroft Publishing and distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. Thompson and his wife, Teresa, reside in Coppell, Texas, and have three children -- Eric, Rachel and Jon Rawles. 

For more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com, or like him on Facebook (facebook.com/91kick), or on Twitter (@91kick).  

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