New Xulon Book: Former NFL Player's Tips on Achieving Your Dreams The Irons' impart what it takes to win in all aspects of life

MAITLAND, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The new release by Gerald and Myrna Irons, WHEN PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY ($11.99, paperback, 9781628716351; $5.99, e-book, 9781628716368) is the story of former National Football League player, Gerald Irons. The book follows his journey as a young man and how he learned to overcome obstacles and challenges to achieve his dreams and goals in life through faith, hard work, perseverance and preparation.


"If you want to make something good happen with your life—in school, in your profession, or in your community, you must have self-discipline," states the author. "Self-discipline is not easy, because it takes a conscious commitment and consistent effort to develop your skills. Perceived obstacles will crumble against persistent desire—when preparation meets opportunity."

Gerald and Myrna Irons have been married forty-four wonderful years. They love the Lord, their family and each other. Gerald is a former National Football League (NFL) Linebacker, who played ten years with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns. They both are community volunteers and founding members of Impact Church of The Woodlands. Gerald is an Elder and Myrna is a Certified Family Counselor.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order WHEN PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through, and

Media Contact: Gerald D. Irons, Sr., Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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