Life Inside The Ring: This Thing Called Life
Life doesn’t pull any punches. From your first breath to your last, there are no “time outs” or “practice runs”; life just goes, hit after hit. Although our children live in the best country in the world, generational poverty, single parent homes, addiction and violence impact one in every four children. One out of every 6 children will be impacted by at least three traumatic events in childhood, which we now know will have long-term mental and physical health impacts.
In the short-term, these tough environments mean shorter attention spans, behavioral issues, and “acting out” in an educational environment driven by “zero tolerance policies” that push our kids onto the ropes, and into a life on the streets or worse. We have to do better for our future. This Thing Called Life is the first release in the Life Inside The Ring series.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support Kingdom Boxing & Youth Outreach.
The stories in This Thing Called Life were collected from Writing for the Soul Workshop™ participants living in some of the most impoverished and violent neighborhoods in Arkansas and Texas. Using a trauma informed approach, our writing program helped the writers to get what was on the inside …out. For some of them, it started the healing process as a result.
Stories from This Thing Called Life will help all of us understand how we can do better for our kids and the disabled; the short stories, essays, and poems in this compilation give us a glimpse into some of the worst experiences our children face, and what they think can make things better.
“I thought you guys was some big group that just does events in small towns like Marianna for attention. My attitude was that they are just gonna run us through with the, ‘you can be anything speech’ and tell us some sappy story of someone else. WRONG!!!! The Write for the Soul Workshop brought life back into my passion for words and my outlook on my life. Thank you!” -Cam, 17
Give a book. Save a life.
This Thing Called Life retails in stores at $12.99, but you save when you partner with us to give this life-saving book away to students around the country.
We will add customized labels to the book cover in honor of you, your church, business or loved one if you like. We’ll even give them to a school, or Boys and Girls Club near you. When you click “Buy Now“, simply select the quantity you would like to give away during checkout. Ship them to:
Kingdom Boxing & Youth Outreach * 4932 Wilbarger Street * Fort Worth, TX 76119