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Raging Love: An Athlete’s Journey to Self-Validation and Purpose

Published Date: November 19, 2021

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Raging Love is about athlete Jimmie D. King’s rise to fame as an angry, chronically injured powerlifting champion to a happy, healthy cyclist and bodybuilder. The reader will witness a man who learns to be at ease with himself through mentoring and coaching others to become a better version of themselves. It gives us a glimpse at the life and athletic career of Powerlifting National Champion Jimmie D. King. With stunning candor, King shares his intimate and deeply personal perspective – including his challenges and struggles with bullies, physical limitations, childhood abuse, disappointments, oppression, and racism – and how he evolved and adapted over seven decades all while learning to serve and develop the talents of others. Far more than a sports memoir, Raging Love is a gripping tale of perseverance and purpose and a reminder that finding one’s path is, above all, an evolution from psychological discipline and mental toughness to forgiveness, spiritual peace, self-knowledge, and self-love. This is a must-read that will inspire sports fans of all ages. The reader will cheer for King as he wrestles his rage, learns to forgive, and turns his focus to love and service of others.



“Jimmie and Lori are two of the highest frequency people I have met. You know them before they even speak with smiles that can light up a room, and a positivity that is tangible! Their biggest gifts are being able to translate their pain, growth and healing into a passion to help others.” Laura Mullvihill, Lifestyle Entrepreneur

“My favorite quote from Raging Love: ‘People aren’t defined by the storm they face; they’re defined by how they react to the storm.’ We all face storms in life; some of those preparing us for our futures, as many of them did for Jimmie in a variety of ways. Great book for anyone – not just the sports enthusiast – looking for purpose and trying to find their way in a crazy world.” Ruth O’Neil, author of the What a Difference a Year Makes series

“I could not put this book down. I read Raging Love in one day. Captivating, raw, insightful and a true glimpse of grit.” Jennifer Ostrowski

Author information

JIMMIE D. KING was a certified personal trainer for 21 years and a group fitness instructor for 5 years. He is a certified sports nutritionist. He was a photojournalist for Female Bodybuilding Magazine and a manager/engineer for Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Avon Cosmetics, and Mobil Oil. Jim is also a successful athlete and has set the US national deadlift record (635 lb.) and has spent years as a player and coach for various sports. He was a 2017 IsaBody Challenge Finalist and Runner-Up.


LORI ANN KING is the author of Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness After Surgical Menopause, and a two-time contributor to the Chicken Soup For the Soul series. She is the creator of the online bite-size course Balanced Wellness During Menopause. King has an undergraduate degree in Recreation from Western State College of Colorado and an advanced certificate in Information Management from Syracuse University. She was a 2019 IsaBody Challenge Finalist.

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RRP £14.95


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