To be perfectly honest, I had NO idea if I was going to like this book. I remember watching Scott Hamilton on TV growing up and always being SO impressed with his amazing skills on the ice, but to sit and read a book about his life… well, let’s just say I wasn’t in a big hurry.
I’m glad I did though.
I had heard in years past about his struggle with cancer, but I had no idea that he actually had cancer twice! That alone drew me in to his story.
Scott (with the help of Ken Baker) has done a wonderful job in sharing his story of discipline, striving to be the best, and determination in finding out how to be happy even when he had every reason to be miserable.
I enjoyed reading his testimony of how he truly came to know and find a relationship with his “Almighty Coach.” Like so many today, he grew up in the church, but it wasn’t until later in his life and in a time of great need, did he truly see God as his Almighty coach in life.
If your looking for a nice, uplifting book to read, look for The Great Eight.
Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares his eight secrets to finding happiness in the face of a life filled with challenges, difficulties, and career-canceling odds.
With never-been-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the skating world, personal challenges including testicular cancer and a brain tumor, as well as divine miracles, Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares the secrets to his lifelong journey to find the silver (and gold) lining in the clouds of life. His life principles, fashioned into eight secrets that begin with the rote of learning to skate the figure 8, are the keys. Scott says, “Skating taught me how to be happy. I have always kept these eight as my own private, personal secrets that I practiced daily with repetition, focus, and discipline. Now I want to share them with the world.”