Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lights Out Book Review

Living in a Sightless World

SUMMARY:  How Do You Live in a Dark World?
     Travis Freeman has answered that question for twenty years, since the day he lost his sight at 12 years old to a raging illness.
     Through the years of playing football blind, to living in the glare of the national media spotlight, to serving as an equipment manager for the University of Kentucky football team, to educational and vocational accomplishments, his answer has expanded.
     Today, Travis knows that his answer is just as relevant for the sighted as well as the blind.
     For the first time, Travis shares the complete life story that inspired the major motion picture "23 Blast" as well as the insights and wisdom gleaned from a life without physical sight, but steeped in spiritual and practical vision.
     With his applications to sighed life and tips for engaging more easily with the blind, Travis Freeman's story and wisdom show us how to live - even with the Lights Out.

REVIEW:  Travis' story was very interesting and not just about him playing football as a blind person.  The difficulties he faced with the medical problems that led to his blindness were heartbreaking to me, as a parent.  I liked how he did not let his diagnosis get him down but he rose to the challenges being blind created and persevered.  I was fascinated at how he was able to play football blind and no one but his team knew it.  He also didn't ask for special treatment but did everything the other team members did while training.  Travis also goes on to show how we should accept our limitations but not to let them hold us back but going on and earning a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees.  This story was inspiring.

This book was provided by Glass Road Public Relations for review without compensation.
At the age of 12, Travis Freeman lost his eye sight due to a severe illness.  In spite of Travis' blindness, he played high school football, served as an football equipment at the University of Kentucky and received a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Travis currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Cumberlands, and as the President of The Freeman Foundation, which is dedicated to furthering the truth that disability does not equal inability.

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