Category: Biography & Autobiography,

They Called Me Retard

By: Gordon Walsh


About the Book
The inspiration to tell his story can be accredited to his wife, Teresa; Gordon states that she believed his story would not only help others, but inspire them as well, regardless if they have experienced trauma within their lives. Gordon’s fractured past did not hold him back from becoming a former U.S. Army Sniper, Army Ranger, and Army Special Forces (Green Beret). With his relentless desire to overcome and his relationship with Jesus Christ, the challenges he faced in academia did not hold him back from achieving multiple degrees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business administration, a Master’s degree in Ministry, and a Master’s degree in Leadership. Prior to retiring from the Army, Gordon was called by God to change careers and start a new career with God. Gordon is currently the senior pastor of Alive in Christ
in Kennewick, WA, and is now a warrior for God.

About the Author
I pray this book finds you well and you are helped and encouraged. The reason I called the book ey Called Me Retard is because kids did call me that and my inability to read still is part of my foundation. I always struggled in school and never thought of myself as intelligent, despite having a master’s degree and currently working on my doctorate of education. I still have to pinch myself thinking, Do I really deserve this, and am I qualified to be at this level of education? e one trait I do have is determination and being goal-oriented (chapter 9). I have always set goals and have accomplished most all of them. It may
take me more time, but I will complete it. e real issue is how we learn. Albert Einstein said, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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