“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Monday, January 20, 2014

Open Your Eyes ~ Jake Olson

This book tells the story of twelve year old, Jake Olson and more. Jake was born a twin with a rare cancer, he lost his left eye at 10 months old and then his right eye at 12 years old. The book is set up in a format to be an inspirational book to help people going through difficult situations in there lives. It is set up in the format of categories, each chapter starts out with a bible story, bible verse, a personal story and a commentary of either Jake, his or dad and how they are dealing with Jake's situation of being blind. Jake tells how he is not going to let his blindness stop him from enjoying life and his dream of becoming a PGA golfer. 

I enjoyed this book, but was surprised that it is a self help book and not your typical biography. It is the type of book that you read through once and then use as a reference book. You can pick up and read each chapter as you need. It is very encouraging, it would be a great book for those going through a very difficult time. It teaches that GOD has a purpose for each and everyone of us. I would recommend this book for those who want to be encouraged and need to live a happier life.

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