Fear Is a Choice by James Conner audiobook

Fear Is a Choice: Tackling Life's Challenges with Dignity, Faith, and Determination

By James Conner , with Tiffany Yecke Brooks
Read by David Sadzin

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062938435
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From fighting for his life to pursuing a career in the NFL, ACC Player of the Year and star Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner shares how his choice to not fear the unknown made all the difference in his extraordinary journey. During his first two years at the University of Pittsburgh, running back James Conner became one of the Panthers’ biggest stars, breaking records and winning the adoration of fans. Then, in the first game of his junior year, disaster struck in the form of a torn MCL. During rehab, James’s health continued to inexplicably deteriorate until a chest X-ray and biopsy confirmed the unthinkable: a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Suddenly, it wasn’t just the dream of an NFL career that was in jeopardy; it was James’s life. Yet when he shared the news of his diagnosis publicly, James rallied family, friends, and fans, with his message of hope and courage: “Fear is a choice. I choose not to fear cancer.” In just ten words, James defined his own journey on his own terms and refused to back down from one of the most dreaded diseases known to man. Drawing strength from his faith in God and the support of his community and loved ones, James underwent treatment but continued to practice with his team despite the intense physical toll of chemotherapy. He was declared cancer-free within a year. Returning to the field in 2016, he finished his college career with a record-breaking 3,733 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns. Entering the NFL draft early, his success continued. Selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he quickly became one of the most beloved rookies in the league. In Fear is a Choice, James candidly shares his experiences during his battle with cancer and beyond, encouraging readers and illustrating the spiritual truths and personal principles that got him through his darkest days. Conner’s warm, intimate, and inspiring story offers wisdom and advice for anyone who has faced adversity or the loss their dreams—and everyone who wants to learn how to tackle life’s problems with dignity, faith, and determination.

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Summary

Summary

From fighting for his life to pursuing a career in the NFL, ACC Player of the Year and star Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner shares how his choice to not fear the unknown made all the difference in his extraordinary journey.

During his first two years at the University of Pittsburgh, running back James Conner became one of the Panthers’ biggest stars, breaking records and winning the adoration of fans. Then, in the first game of his junior year, disaster struck in the form of a torn MCL. During rehab, James’s health continued to inexplicably deteriorate until a chest X-ray and biopsy confirmed the unthinkable: a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Suddenly, it wasn’t just the dream of an NFL career that was in jeopardy; it was James’s life. Yet when he shared the news of his diagnosis publicly, James rallied family, friends, and fans, with his message of hope and courage: “Fear is a choice. I choose not to fear cancer.” In just ten words, James defined his own journey on his own terms and refused to back down from one of the most dreaded diseases known to man.

Drawing strength from his faith in God and the support of his community and loved ones, James underwent treatment but continued to practice with his team despite the intense physical toll of chemotherapy. He was declared cancer-free within a year. Returning to the field in 2016, he finished his college career with a record-breaking 3,733 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns. Entering the NFL draft early, his success continued. Selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he quickly became one of the most beloved rookies in the league.

In Fear is a Choice, James candidly shares his experiences during his battle with cancer and beyond, encouraging readers and illustrating the spiritual truths and personal principles that got him through his darkest days. Conner’s warm, intimate, and inspiring story offers wisdom and advice for anyone who has faced adversity or the loss their dreams—and everyone who wants to learn how to tackle life’s problems with dignity, faith, and determination.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This fast-paced book is accessible to both teen and adult readers. Even those who are already familiar with Conner’s story will learn more about the details of his life, and the people who helped him along the way…This memoir will find a home among not just sports fans, but those who enjoy motivational memoirs.” Library Journal
“Narrator David Sadzin’s performance makes it clear that cancer is not in the driver’s seat. His voice and delivery reflect the strength Conner uses to keep moving forward, even though no one expects that of him…Sadzin’s heartwarming presentation documents his incredible journey to the NFL.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: James Conner

Author Bio: James Conner

James Conner attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he broke Tony Dorsett’s record for most rushing yards in a bowl game with 229 yards in his freshman year. As a sophomore, he set an ACC record with 26 rushing touchdowns in one season, and was named the ACC Player of the Year. He began his NFL career as a running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, and in 2018, was selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Author Bio: Tiffany Yecke Brooks

Author Bio: Tiffany Yecke Brooks

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English