Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fire on Ice: Gospel Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Sports by Jeremy C. Holm

Racing down an icy track at 80 miles per hour leads you to think of many things. For Jeremy C. Holm, it made him think of God. In Fire and Ice, Holm shares his experiences as a bobsled pilot and coach, presenting a message of faith and personal courage that will inspire you to come closer to Jesus Christ and reach for that ultimate prize of eternal life.

Meet the Author:

Author, journalist, motivational speaker, graphic designer and avid bob sledder, Jeremy Holm is a man of many talents. A student of World War II history and a connoisseur of books, Jeremy sees his books as old friends. As a motivational speaker he enchants his audience with stories of his academic achievements, athletic adventures and hilarious experiences from the life of a single college student. One of Jeremy’s greatest desires is to help each person find the courage to go after their own dreams, or as he says, their own personal “Olympics” in life.

My Review:Fire on Ice: Gospel Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Sports by Jeremy C. Holm

5 stars

Now I want to go ride in a bobsled. Jeremy is really good at telling examples from his own life and relating them to gospel principles.

All I remember from the 2002 Olympics about the bobsled is going in the Coke tent and trying to push and jump in. My kids loved it. Oh it was really crowded too. What a good example Jeremy is and was. Too train in Bobsleds for years and then miss the 2002 Olympics in your backyard to serve a mission.

I love all the personal stories and how he left the names out of those who made wrong choices. He was not trying to tear down anyone but tell what he learned from them and relate it to a gospel principle.

This book does show how Jeremy lives his beliefs. He tells both the positive and negative things he did and experienced.

I had to laugh when he was telling of a team building event that he went to and his team won with the highest balloon tower. They did not let the ceiling stop them from going higher by pushing the tiles up.

Jeremy's example in prayer helped me this week. I stopped reading to say a prayer and part of it was answered the next day. So thank you Jeremy.

This book is geared to sport fans and to LDS Readers but it can be read and enjoyed by everyone.
Their are life lessons on every page to help make anyone better person if they apply it to their lives. Like Honesty, Integrity, personal responsibly, free agency and example for others plus many more.

I was given this book for reviewing. All opinions are mine and honest.
Publisher: Cedar Fort (January 14, 2014) 308 pages

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