The Great Eight, by Scott Hamilton (Publisher: Thomas Nelson)
This book gives some fascinating information about the sport of skating, and also reveals the serious problems Scott Hamilton dealt with behind his public façade. I certainly never imagined that the young man I admired as a skater had chronic health issues. He has dealt with more than many people who achieve much less in life, and seems to maintain a positive outlook most of the time. His story gives insight into his character and faith, and he deserves recognition for all that he has overcome and accomplished.
The book is organized into chapters that explain the eight principles Mr. Hamilton recommends practicing in order to maintain a positive, healthy attitude. Attitude is key to getting through life’s problems, and much of his advice seems useful. He uses anecdotes from his life to support his points.
I read the whole book over a two day period, but would recommend reading one or two chapters a day instead. Some of the material is repeated in different chapters, so reading all at once made it feel somewhat repetitive. Breaking it into smaller sections would also allow time to absorb the suggestions.
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Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided this book for review. The opinion expressed is my own.