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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Waterside (April 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939116104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939116109
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jake Ducey : At twenty-one-years-old, Jake is the world’s youngest published inspirational author, and is the Director of Self Reliance Institute, where he has built both a school and an orphanage in San Marcos, Guatemala. Since 2012 Jake has traveled to Guatemala, Australia, Indonesia, and Thailand. His experiences in such countries, after quitting a basketball scholarship and leaving a drug-filled life at 19 years old to wander the world without a map, have become his first full book, "Into the Wind; My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life's Purpose."

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Jake Ducey is a motivational speaker, youth role model and the millennial inspirational author of 'Into the Wind,' a book about finding life's purpose.

Customer Reviews

One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.
Dane
Jake's book has the power to change lives with it's truth and wisdom and in so doing help our society change from fear to love and joy.
prem
This book is a must read, I think everyone will enjoy it and yes it may just change the way you see your life.
Jenny

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By todaytomorrow on April 9, 2013
Format: Paperback
I heard about this book through a friend and was I blown away when I picked it up on Saturday morning and finished it before the sun went down. This book truly makes you want to go out and find what you were meant to do. I want to go with you on the next walk about Jake.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paul A Pricor on July 27, 2013
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Jake's story is a great read. As someone who came across this book while on a year and a half long world journey of my own, I find many inspirations from Jake's approach to traveling with a purpose. I have much respect for him when it comes to this. I also have a lot of respect for his decision to capture and share with the world his experiences and thoughts.

However, I found a lot of his interpretations a little one sided. He would not judge someone for meth use, but he found no issue with blaming the 'system' for the problems people face. He continuously talked about how we all shape our own destinies, while at the same time it seemed like he was repeatedly blaming western society and it structures for people's suffering. This was confusing for me. What are we left to believe?? Is it people who shape their own destiny or is it society? If people ultimately shape their own destiny well then how can u blame the system for their suffering? This perspective seems inconsistent. It seems as if it is ok to blame the whole but not the part. True awakening requires a holistic understanding of both the forest and each tree. Treating them different only illuminates an ideological bias, which begs the question as to what the author's intention really was in writing this book. Is it to awaken people's inner potential and strength or is it to promote the author's ideological beliefs? Unfortunately, it was had for me to tell at the end.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Katrina Star on April 8, 2013
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Jake's story is more than just inspiring, it is empowering! It makes you look deep inside and ask the most important questions, why we are here, what is our mission. Jake is the real deal, he walks his talk changing lives of many. I hope we have more young men like him to make our planet a better place.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Flynn on September 25, 2013
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I met Jake in jail interestingly enough, amidst a three day stay following a non-violent protest in front of the White House and to this day Jake is still one of the most fascinating, intriguing and awesome people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and I thoroughly enjoyed my opportunity to read his story.

It is a curious sort of book, and one full of wisdom for its size. One part adventure novel, one part coming of age story and another part self-help book, Jake takes you into his plunge into the unknown as he departs a path quite familiar to our generation in search of enlightenment and meaning.

Highly recommend this story to everyone, especially those of you looking for a good dose of perspective, inspiration and a fresh start. This book defines the best side of our generation and can act to inspire the best in all of us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MarcN on February 10, 2014
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I really wanted to love this book, the author seems like a great guy, but it's not the best writing. A bit hard to read, doesn't really flow. It's hard for me to buy the whole story. The one thing that I do like about this book is the wisdom collected through out his journey; the little quotes and lessons learned.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Corinne Lebrun on April 8, 2013
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This book is incredibly inspiring. Not only because of the amazing journey the author takes you through in his travels, but the journey that unfolds inside you as a reader. It was a magical experience every step of the way. The wisdom held in the book created so many AHA moments for me and left me feeling refreshed and clearer about my own Life's purpose. Highly Recommended!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Byrne on March 1, 2014
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I bought this expecting a travelling adventure around the world, which would make me excited to visit the places along with him.

Instead what I found was highly "spiritual" and we didn't really get to experience any of the places, as it just focused on a few different people that he met along the way and the spiritual enlightenment that they brought him. Not really my cup of tea.

It all really seemed a bit too "preachy", full of the "imagine it and it will come true" which I think is mainly written about in the book "The Secret".

Either way, I finished it as I always finish books.

I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a book that will take you around the world and let you experience exciting places, however if you want to read about how this one kid is more aware of the world than all other travelers before him then jump on board and enjoy the fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mara W. on January 24, 2014
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Every student should read this book. Because it's written by a young man, I think students would relate better. It gives you hope, in fellow mankind. Hope in that we really can do whatever we can conceive. (If you can conceive it and believe it you'll achieve it.) The media broadcasts the terrible news constantly, and I think our youth get discouraged and feel hopeless. By the media's account, the world is falling to pieces and there's nothing we can do about it. So NOT true. We can all create our own world, a beautiful world. It doesn't usually happens in the logical path you would expect, but the quantum-ness of the "Universe", "Spirit", et al brings it to fruition. The author experienced life in the quantum field - big time! The biggest take-away I got from the book was how loving and giving people are, especially those who are poor by our monetary standards. I was a foreign exchange student in the early 1970's in South America. I too learned first hand how big-hearted those with little material comforts can be. I think I was on the receiving end more so than the giving end. Those of us of the "light" far out-number the darker souls. I highly recommend this book to everyone - all ages - and especially to the youngsters.
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