Fully Alive: A Journey That Will Change Your Life, to make me smile, even laugh.
It did that. But it did much, much more than that.
Halfway through the first chapter, I was in tears--and not from laughter. I was moved. And it wasn't the last time, either.
I identified with him when he spoke of his "manatee moment." I loved his story of his three-year-old granddaughter praying for him. I was inspired by his account of Olena's adoption. I cried again when he told the story of his daughter Traci, who stopped telling him, "I love you," at the age of thirteen. And, throughout, I was motivated to live more fully alive for the rest of my life.
Perhaps most importantly, before I finished reading Fully Alive, I knew exactly to whom I'd be passing the book...and its life-changing message.