AUTHOR & NCAA RECORD BREAKER DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II TO ATTEND CBA'S UNITE 2018 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN RETAIL SHOW

Motivation Expert Will Meet with Media and Industry Leaders Regarding the eBook Version of his Latest Book, Get a Kick out of Life, and Prep for a Major New Announcement

  Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will meet with national media outlets at CBA's upcoming UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show in Nashville. He will be promoting the digital version of his latest motivational book,  Get a Kick Out of Life , and meeting with industry insiders regarding an exciting new announcement that is in the works. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will meet with national media outlets at CBA's upcoming UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show in Nashville. He will be promoting the digital version of his latest motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life, and meeting with industry insiders regarding an exciting new announcement that is in the works. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2018) - Author, motivational speaker and physical fitness expert, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will be in Nashville in July for CBA's UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show, which will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday through Wednesday, July 8-11.

Thompson will be signing copies of his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, at a book signing event on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Clovercroft Publishing booth.

 While at UNITE 2018, the author is slated to meet with members of the media and other industry leaders to discuss Get a Kick Out of Life. In addition to the paperback version of the book, Clovercroft Publishing has recently released the digital version of Get a Kick Out of Life, which is now available in all major eBook formats from major online retailers including Amazon.com, iTunes, Kobo.com and BN.com, for such platforms as the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Kobo Aura, and Nook eReader.    

"When Amazon pioneered the Kindle e-book reader 10 years ago, I don't think anyone realized how that device would change the literary landscape," says Thompson. "E-books now account for around 25 percent of all book sales. We wanted to make sure folks who prefer to read books digitally have access to the great information contained in Get a Kick Out of Life."

While at the conference, Thompson will also be meeting with industry insiders regarding an exciting new announcement that is in the works. Details are forthcoming, but Thompson says it will be a game changer for fans of his books.

On November 14, 2009, Thompson kicked his way into the record books. At 61, an age when many people are looking for the rocking chair, Thompson 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.

Thompson's background and reputation as an NCAA record breaker, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the field of motivation and change have opened the door for him to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, young people seeking to find their first job, and anyone at any age who wants to take charge of their own destiny.

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

The book has garnered rave reviews.

"On the road to greatness, there are always hurdles and roadblocks," says Superbowl XLVI champion, 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, president of the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization, and adjunct professor of 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.

The Kindle version of Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Amazon.com. The paperback version of Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Clovercroft Publishing, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed contentFor more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Lifevisit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook atfacebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).


  Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, has 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, has 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 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."

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. To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook atfacebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).

About CBA and UNITE 2018:
CBA is a long-standing international trade association which believes unity is imperative for Christian businesses--because it is a biblical mandate and because we are all more successful when we work together. Its mission is to supply vital connections, information, education, and encouragement to enable Christian product providers to reach all people. CBA supports and connects the entire global Christian products industry, which includes retailers, suppliers, publishers, distributors, authors, artists, filmmakers and others. We value and support the widespread distribution of Bibles, Christian books, curriculum, apparel, music, videos, gifts, greeting cards, children's resources, and other materials to communities worldwide.

The CBA's annual UNITE International Christian Retail Show brings representatives from more than 50 countries for idea sharing, training, leadership development, and launching new products and resources. Products include Bibles, books, church curriculum and supplies, gifts, lifestyle products, and family entertainment such as music, films, and other media. The event also attracts national pastoral leaders, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and others involved in Christian media. Key product and film launches that affect the Christian retail industry often take place at the event.

For more information about CBA and the UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show, visit  cbaunite.com or cbaonline.org. 

 

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