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Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life

By Jake Olson and McKay Christensen, Ph.D.
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.89 Stars

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On 5/3 Elle Alice wrote: Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life [ Jake Olson and McKay Christensen, PhD] Most twelve year olds are still stuck in concrete, self-absorbed mentality, focusing on things that are fun and benefits them. Not so for Jake Olson. At twelve, he was thoughtfully planning how ... book review // Open Your Eyes

Elle Alice's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/31 germanjuls wrote: A story about a typical teenager who loves hanging out with his friends, playing golf, eating pizza...all that stuff that teen life. Except...Jake is blind. He lost one eye very early on as a result of cancer, then doctors were forced to take his other eye when he was 12 to save his life once again. ...

germanjuls' Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/14 Lynnea Mueller wrote: Thomas Nelson Publishing, through the BookSneeze program, provided me with a copy of Open Your Eyes by Jake Olson and McKay Christensen in exchange for an honest review.What an inspirational book! Jake Olson lost his sight to eye cancer when he was twelve years old. But that hasn't stopped him from playing ... Open Your Eyes

Lynnea's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/18 Diane Kinney wrote: Jake Olson is an amazing young man who is at the beginning of the path of greatness. This is not an autobiography or even a memoir.  It is more of a refection on the truth that Jake lives.  His faith is deep, and his family is strong.  Together, Jake is able to overcome blindness and live ... Open Your Eyes

Diane's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/13 Grace Thorson wrote: Jake Olson is no ordinary teenager. He was born with a rare form of cancer called retinoblastoma that affects the eyes. With his supportive family by his side, he underwent fierce and experimental treatments to save his eyesight. The cancer returned nine times over this course. Battling for control over ... Book Review: Open Your Eyes

Grace's Rating:

3 Stars

On 2/5 Dolphins72 wrote: Jake is only 16 years old but has learned more than a lifetime’s worth of lessons already. Born with a form of eye cancer, he had one eye removed when he was 10 months old and the other when he was 12. Despite these major losses, Jake and his family have lived a victorious life because of their faith ... Open Your Eyes by Jake Olson

Dolphins72's Rating:

2 Stars

On 1/20 deb wrote: 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 ... Open Your Eyes ~ Jake Olson

deb's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/18 Creazian wrote: Is seeing better than not seeing? Sometimes I wonder. Not that I would ever trade my eyes for anything, I just wonder sometimes. I read this book about '10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life'. It's about how doctors removed Jake Olson’s left eye at ten months old. When he was twelve, ... Open Eyes

Creazian's Rating:

5 Stars