Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Great Eight by Scott Hamilton

The Great Eight
How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)
by Scott Hamilton with Ken Baker

Scott Hamilton, international skating star and cancer survivor shares his life struggles and triumphs as a framework to reflect and encourage others in finding happiness for their life. Making use of figure skating analogies, Hamilton reveals through eight easy to read chapters simple steps to maintaining positive thought filled with Christian principles even in the midst of tragedy.

Hamilton's principles which begin with "Fall, Get Up and Land Your First Jumps" and conclude with "Stand in the Spotlight" are encouraging and well-written. Although I was not struck by profound wisdom while reading The Great Eight I did feel each time I read a chapter as if I had just spent time in the company of a good friend with wisdom to share because he had been there. Hamilton sums up the spirit of his work best with his conclusion.

" More than anything, I hope that this book will serve as your fourth angel and that the great eight secrets of happiness I have shared will help you be happy and experience the life God intended for you to enjoy".

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