Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living by Tim BrownJumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living by Tim Brown

Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living

byTim Brown

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

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On the outside, it looked like Tim Brown was living the American Dream.

After overcoming a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family rife with drugs and alcohol, he became a millionaire by age 30 and had a beautiful wife and young son, a deep commitment to the community, and a big house where he could entertain friends and clients. But all was not as it appeared. Behind closed doors, Tim’s life was like a cracking windshield, splintering further day by day, on the verge of shattering.

One November night while on an important business trip, he found himself at a New York hotel contemplating ending his life. He spotted a place on the roof where he could end the pain. In his early 40s, his marriage was struggling, his businesses were collapsing, and his health was hanging in the balance. He was being pushed to the edge, forced to face the darkness and shame of his past.

But from that darkness, Tim found the strength to reshape and rebuild his life. His faith gave him the courage to “jump into the parade,” a phrase his former father-in-law coined to mean truly living, taking chances, and being who you really want to be—not who others expect you to be. Jumping into the Parade is his honest and candid memoir, detailing how personal struggles and flaws led him to reframe and embrace his life on his own terms. Tim’s raw and humbling story will inspire you to find the meaning in your life, wherever you are on your journey.

Jumping into the Parade is a memoir that illuminates why embracing the edges, owning the traumatic events that shape us, and facing the stress that life can throw our way allow us to transcend our circumstances and live authentic lives in alignment with our own values—not the values others believe we should hold. Tim’s raw and humbling story provides inspiration, thought-provoking insight, and, most important, hope. Hope for those who, like Tim, want to overcome their personal struggles and flaws to reframe and embrace life on their own terms.

You have the strength to change your life for the better. Take a leap of faith and let Jumping into the Parade guide you toward a brighter future.
Tim Brown is president of Concord Energy Holdings, an integrated commodity logistics and oilfield services company. Prior to Concord Energy, Brown was the Founder and CEO of Radius Media Holdings for 11 years. The companies at Radius Media provided a broad stratum of marketing platforms that included radio broadcasting, events in the C...
Title:Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth LivingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1940363330

ISBN - 13:9781940363332


Editorial Reviews

“A real-life story of redemption, Jumping into the Parade is a call to action for us all to live our lives more consciously. Every reader will learn something from this book.”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus“This book teaches us that we are all broken and beautiful—and the only way to find true joy and love is to put all our eggs in our ‘Faith, Family, and Friends’ basket.”—Tommy Spaulding, New York Times bestselling author of It’s Not Just Who You Know“Jumping into the Parade is a powerful read. From my view, it is rare for a business leader of Tim Brown’s caliber to throw down the gauntlet on the truth. This book is real, and the lessons are liberating on every level, for anyone interested in living a more powerful and authentic life.”—Stephen Mcghee, visionary leadership guide and author of Climb to Freedom: 7 Men Journey from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary “Tim Brown’s book should be recommended reading for everyone, but particularly for those who are at a crossroads in life when the next steps they will take are so critical. Tim masterfully guides us toward greater fulfillment through his own story of triumph.”—Philip Anschutz, The Anschutz Corporation“Tim’s vulnerability gave me a deeper appreciation for the man he is, and served as an encouragement for me to be more real and open in my own relationships. In Jumping into the Parade, Tim shares his journey from despair to fulfillment and gives practical steps that we can take in our own lives to evaluate where we are headed, and maybe, how to get to a better place.” —Dr. Bob Beltz, Sr. Pastor at Highline Community Church in Denver, Colorado