“The Glory of God is man fully alive.” ~ St. Ireneaus

He convinced me this was how we should spend our morning. Climbing over 1,000 feet up a mountain to Harvard Lakes, just outside of Buena Vista, CO. With his wife, Diane, our colleague, Joy, and me following behind, Ken Davis led the charge.

Truth is, he left us behind. While we walked up the mountain, he ran. About an hour in, long after the lack of oxygen worsened my dementia, I wondered why I’d consented.

But then we reached our destination. A glass-like mountain lake sat cradled in evergreens, rocky outcroppings, and reedy brush, with the Rocky Mountains back-dropping the canvas. A view impossible to manufacture without a thousand-foot climb.

Worth it.

The beauty eased my wheezing. And as we caught our breath, we talked about his new book, Fully Alive: A Journey that Will Change Your Life. He told me why the message of this book has become a flaming torch he’s determined to carry as long as he breathes. As I listened to him talk, I looked at the view and realized we’d done precisely what he professes to believe. Right there on the side of a Colorado mountain.

Fully Alive.

Below is the video of that conversation. But be warned: not a single shower was involved in the making of this interview. Neither were make-up or hair stylist, for Ken or myself. But what you will see is nature’s beauty and a man burning with a passion for people to live—really live!—the way God intended.

To learn more about the book, go to http://fullyalivebook.com. While there, you can watch videos and access additional resources such as DVD and Action Guide.

But it gets even better.

This week I’m giving away a Fully Alive DVD and a book. To qualify for the chance to win one of these gifts, do both of the following:

  • Leave a comment below answering this question: What one change can you make TODAY to live more fully alive?
  • Share a link to this post on Twitter or Facebook (make sure you tag me so I see it, @MicheleCushatt), using the hashtag #fullyalivebook

I’ll announce the winner in a couple days.

In the meantime, LIVE!

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