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Jake Olsen's story gives hope to the rest of us.

The book is written in a format that shows "Insights from Jake" and outlines all parts of Jake's journey from being sighted to blindness. While many of us would shudder at the thought of losing our sight and trying to deal with it, Jake's story involves a deliberate move (via an operation to save him from spreading cancer) into total blindness. He shares his fears with us along his journey but the things that shine brightest are the stories of hope which he shares and tries to instill in his readers.

The book is written from a Christian perspective and Jake is not afraid for ONE IOTA to let the world know about his relationship with Christ. Through his battles he has become a stronger person and an inspiration to all of us. When Jake speaks about the "choice to be happy", I find myself trusting his word and experiences more since he has had to live through such trials. It's amazing how he can so openly share about his tough journey and find peace and happiness in it. His life's work is set!

The book is written in an engaging and easy format that goes back and forth between Jake's voice and experiences and those of his co-author. It isn't only Jake's story here though ... there are other inspirational athletes who have struggled and overcome. Jake's journey continues and the story and hope he shares will certainly be an inspiration to many.

God bless this kid! What a story and what hope for the rest of us. Simple lessons to take to heart and once done so ... we can live a lot happier, a lot freer and truly feel and experience blessings. Written from the heart, this is a great way to begin 2014!
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