AUTHOR & NCAA RECORD BREAKER DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II MEETS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS AT CBA UNITE 2018 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN RETAIL SHOW

Motivation Expert Interviewed by Multiple Media and Industry Leaders Regarding His Latest Inspirational Book, Get a Kick Out of Life 

   Get a Kick Out of Life  author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II met with Grammy and Dove award  winner  Jason Crabb during the CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show last week in Nashville.  (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Get a Kick Out of Life author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II met with Grammy and Dove award winner Jason Crabb during the CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show last week in Nashville. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 20, 2018) - Author, NCAA record breaker, and motivational speaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II was in Nashville in July for the CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show. The annual trade show, which was held this year at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, ran from Sunday through Wednesday, July 8-11, 2018.

During the event, Thompson and co-writer Alice Sullivan interviewed and met with representatives from a wide range of media, including radio, television, film, print, publishing and new media organizations, including Devon O'Day from Opry Radio, Craig Von Buseck from Inspiration.org (ISPN), Chris Carpenter from CBN.com, Rebecca Blacksmith and Alan Rasmussen from Control Track TV, Bob Crittenden from The Meeting House/Faith Radio, Paul Ladd from World Broadcasters, Joe Taylor of On Faith's Edge, Jayme Hull of Face to Face Mentoring podcast, Sharon Wilharm from Faith Flix, and Donna Feyen of More Than a Review and Rocket2Success, among others. He also did exclusive Facebook Live events with Opry Radio, CBN.com, On Faith's Edge, and More Than a Review.   

  Author Tom Thompson was interviewed about his fascinating book,  Get a Kick Out of Life , at the recent CBA UNITE convention in Nashville, Tennessee, by Bob Crittenden from The Meeting House/Faith Radio. Pictured (L to R) are Crittenden and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Author Tom Thompson was interviewed about his fascinating book, Get a Kick Out of Life, at the recent CBA UNITE convention in Nashville, Tennessee, by Bob Crittenden from The Meeting House/Faith Radio. Pictured (L to R) are Crittenden and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Thompson also spent time on the floor of the Exhibit Hall, signing copies of his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life

"Attending the CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show was a great blessing," says Thompson. "It was a wonderful time of catching up with old friends and making new ones, and to realize what a vibrant, diverse industry we are privileged to be a part of." 

Get a Kick out of Life is available in trade paperback and all major ebook formats wherever fine books are sold. It is published by Clovercroft Publishing, 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, like on Twitter (@91kick), or like on Facebook (facebook.com/91kick).


  Chris Carpenter (left) of CBN.com interviewed author Tom Thompson (right) during the UNITE 2018 trade show about his latest motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life . (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Chris Carpenter (left) of CBN.com interviewed author Tom Thompson (right) during the UNITE 2018 trade show about his latest motivational book,Get a Kick Out of Life. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

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."

  Motivation and fitness expert Tom Thompson (right) joined Donna Feyen from More Than a Review (left) to talk about his latest book,  Get a Kick Out of Life , and to discuss how people can reach their full potential regardless of their age. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Motivation and fitness expert Tom Thompson (right) joined Donna Feyen from More Than a Review (left) to talk about his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, and to discuss how people can reach their full potential regardless of their age. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Now Thompson, a respectedresearcher 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.

  Author Tom Thompson and co-writer Alice Sullivan were interviewed by Opry Radio's Devon O'Day about their fascinating book,  Get a Kick Out of Life , at the WSM studios in Nashville Pictured in the WSM green room (L to R) are Sullivan and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Author Tom Thompson and co-writer Alice Sullivan were interviewed by Opry Radio's Devon O'Day about their fascinating book, Get a Kick Out of Life, at the WSM studios in Nashville Pictured in the WSM green room (L to R) are Sullivan and Thompson. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

"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," Stanback continues. "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.  

  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)

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 at facebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).

About CBA 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 annual CBA 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 the CBA UNITE 2018 International Christian Retail Show, visit cbaunite.com

 

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