Greatest Testimony, The
# Pages: 52 Pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
The extraordinary life of Howard Boyce reads like a Kung Fu novel. A native Virgin Islander, he changed his life by standing up to bullies through karate classes, and eventually finding status in the U.S. Navy. A black belt, he won the Olympic bronze medal for kickboxing, but more incredible than that, he did it after suffering near-death and an out-of-body experience.
Early on, the author confesses that he took up karate and tai kwon do for the wrong reasons, to get back at his early tormenters. But after his literal coming to life again, he is also religiously born-again. He may not have money, material possessions, status, roots, or constant human companionship, but he feels he is not alone. Through the self-love of the martial arts and his love of God, he feels that he is richly rewarded.