Open Your Eyes is about survival in a world that can be harsh and unforgiving. It's about being brave in the face of adversity and facing the demons that can linger when tragedy strikes.
Although it does focus upon a need to believe in God, something to which I don't subscribe, it could give comfort and inspiration to those whose lives are less than they hope, those whose suffering warrants understanding and solace in difficult times.
Some could say that the 'lessons' are patronising, while others may agree they focus too much on religion. However, I cannot fault the driving force behind those whose only wish is to help others and admire the bravery in one such as Jake Olsen.
I was given this book for an honest review.
on 31 December 2013
Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life
by Jake Olson, McKay Christensen
As a child Jake Olson had cancer and went blind. This is an uplifting story of his courage and strength, how he handled the bad news, the hurdles he faced and what it took to keep him moving on. We learn some tips on coping with life, also how Jake relied on his religious beliefs and faith to get him through the rough times in his life.
One thing I liked was Jake's courage and never-give-up attitude. He took a tragic event in his life and shows us that life does go on, and you can achieve what ever you want no matter what .