Trusting God and sharing Jesus with aging parents can be difficult. As Trish Porter Topmiller watched her father’s casket be lowered into the ground, she knew the complicated jigsaw puzzle of his life finally held the missing piece―Jesus. But for years, his life seemed as far away from grace, and a believing faith in God, as a person can be. A multimillionaire entrepreneur who believed his financial fortress (and business acumen) was invincible, he turned into a workaholic adrenaline junkie―and ultimate opioid statistic who had given up on life. Even then, grace found him.
King Here offers hope that no matter how old, how rich or how addicted someone is, it’s never too late to meet Jesus. Trish shares her father’s inspiring, yet tragic life story―filled with adventure and color and unique escapades―to reveal God’s plan for an old rich man who thought he had no need for God. Stepping back to see the big picture brings to light the hope and joy that God truly can answer prayers and do the impossible, but it doesn’t always look the way readers expect. In this moving tribute to her father, Trish encourages readers to never give up on loved ones who seem “too far gone” for God to reach.
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About the Author
Trish Porter Topmiller is a Christian writer who is a 1988 U.S. Olympian in the high jump, former world record holder for women age 40-44 in the high jump, and multiple times U.S. National and World Masters Champion. Trish is a frequent speaker and guest on radio and television programs and has been the subject of interviews in the Wall Street Journal, U.S.A Today, and Today’s Christian Woman. She is a survivor in life. Trish lost her husband of twenty years (Pat Porter , two-time Olympian) and son Connor (U.S. National Fencing Medalist) in a plane accident in 2012. She remarried in 2016 and has a wonderful daughter who is a nationally competitive figure skater. She attends Woodmen Valley Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado andSagebrush Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a B.S. degree in Business Marketing from University of Oregon.
A lovely tribute by a daughter who loved her dad throughout his life of ups, downs, ins and outs. Hope, love and faith are continual themes in this touching memoir written with honesty and candor. The included “Chuckisms” add a special personalization and a touch of humor and wit to each chapter. In the concluding chapters, the author does a fine job of explaining how to lovingly share the Christian Gospel message and walk someone through the process of accepting Jesus as personal Savior, as well as the next steps. The photos show a real family doing the best they knew with love, honesty and loyalty. King Here is a great reminder that no one is ever “too old, too rich, or too anything to meet Jesus.” Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A favorable review was not required, no compensation was received, and all views expressed are my own.
More from Trish
I did not set out to write a book. I was preparing to talk at my Dad’s funeral and I looked at his life; the outrageous adventures, his business success, all the tragedies, and then the miracles. I realized his life was like an amazing puzzle and only God knew the puzzle box top. That’s when the outline came to me. He affected so many people and generations and once home, I was compelled to continue writing and it began to take shape and grow. I wanted information about publishing, so I contacted Terry Whalin who wrote Billy Graham’s biography. He said it was a story that I needed to share with people beyond my family.
King Here, is not only about finding faith and hope, but about the strength and courage it takes to handle what comes our way. In a five-year period, from 2012-2017, I was confronted with the loss of my husband of twenty years (a two-time Olympian), and my beautiful fifteen year old son, Connor (a U.S. National Fencing medalist). They perished in an airplane accident where my husband was the pilot. A few years later my stepmother died at age 60 after a battle with addiction and then my father.
My prayer is you can be drawn into my Dad’s and my life and not want to put the book down. May your basket be filled with nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. May you enjoy the journey and the roller coaster of emotions. May you see how I trusted the Lord through tragedy which strengthens your faith. May you be encouraged to pray for those around you and be empowered to share Jesus with others.
To celebrate her tour, Trish is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
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Caryl Kane saysJanuary 19, 2020 at 1:57 pm
Great review! Thank you for being part of the tour.
Bea LaRocca saysJanuary 19, 2020 at 4:51 pm
Thank you for sharing your lovely review of King Here. This sounds like a wonderful read.
Emma saysJanuary 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm
This sounds good! I like books like this one.
Dianna saysJanuary 19, 2020 at 8:14 pm
I’m not sure this is a book I’d get into, but I hope the author’s message reaches the readers it’s supposed to.
James Robert saysJanuary 20, 2020 at 1:22 am
Thank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like a very great read and I’m glad I got to hear about it.
Melissa Wenger saysJanuary 20, 2020 at 8:03 am
Looks like a touching book!