Feb 10, 2014

Fire on Ice: Gospel Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Sports w/ eBook Giveaway

Book Details
Author: Jeremy C. Holm
Release Date: January 2014
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc
Genre: Inspiration

I LOVE reading about professional athletes!

They inspire me and impress me with their winning attitudes and their determination to see it through.

And when an athlete can put a 'gospel spin' onto their journey I am even more intrigued!

Jeremy has brilliantly taken the sport of bobsledding and included spiritual lessons such as:

HOPE~ the substance of gold medals unseen.

FAITH~ in our coach, Jesus Christ.

TALK TO THE COACH~ there's no data limit on prayer.

LEARN, LIVE, AND WIN~ by the rules/commandments.

MERCY and GRACE~ some assembly required.

and MORE!

He shares his personal stories of 'finding Christ' on the ice.

Some of my favorite quotes are:
"The Olympic flame is literally lit by using a mirror to focus on the sun's rays to start the flame. Our inner flame, can only be ignited and fanned by the Son of God. It is natural to worry about our shortcomings, but we must never let our inadequacies overcome our incredible potential."

"When we develop closeness to the Savior, he can better lead us to great heights. Whether that means finding the strength to make it to the Olympics, go on a mission, or start a family, Christ must be the central member of our team on this earth."

Jeremy also gives us a section on setting and keeping personal GOALS

"Standing at the top of the track, my main goal is to cross the finish line as quickly as possible. In order to reach that main goal, I have to take each turn one at a time, thus dividing that big goal into smaller ones. To break it down even further, in each turn I need to decide where and when to steer, sot he proper steering points become even smaller goals."

What goals do you want to achieve?
What will it take to achieve your goal?
Who can help you?
Where can you go to achieve this goal?
When are you going to work on this goal?

Now take that to a spiritual goal:
"If my overall objective is exaltation, then I need to meet the short-term goals of baptism, temple covenants, tithing, and so forth. You achieve big things by breaking them down into more manageable tasks."



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About the Author
Jeremy C. Holm is a renowned author, motivational speaker, bobsled athlete and coach, journalist, graphic designer and advertising consultant.

Jeremy Christian Holm was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1980, and grew up playing soccer and baseball while dodging tornadoes in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, Oklahoma. He is the son of Jeffrey and Candy Holm and has one older brother and two sisters.

Jeffrey Holm was the founder of High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC), an international company that was involved with numerous world-championship auto racing teams and high-level industrial, military, marine, automotive and aviation projects for over thirty years.

From an early age Jeremy had a deep love for reading and creativity, two passions that were continually motivated through his inspiring teachers at Will Rogers Elementary School in Oklahoma, Brookwood Elementary in Sandy, Utah and later Churchill Junior High and Skyline High School in Holladay, Utah where Jeremy graduated in 1999.

After graduation, Jeremy chose to serve a Christian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the countries of Honduras and Belize from March of 2000 to March of 2002. After his two years of service Jeremy returned home and attended college at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College where he graduated from in Print Journalism, an area of study that only fueled his love and honed his talent for writing. On a side note, Jeremy made the Salt Lake Community College President’s List for academic achievement.

Jeremy also began in the exciting winter sport of bobsled in January of 1997 on the then newly constructed Park City, Utah 2002 Winter Olympic track. After that fateful ride down the course, Jeremy was hooked and went on to train and race in both two- and four-man bobsled under the umbrella of Team Holm Bobsled. In 2009 Jeremy was asked to coach the United States Adaptive Bobsled Team, thus allowing him to develop and coach a program that contained some of the first Paralympic bobsled athletes in the world. Jeremy is now the Team Captain, chief pilot and founder of Team Phoenix Bobsled, a group of athletes that use bobsled to help others find hope and second chances in life.

In 2008 Jeremy formed The Athlete Outreach Project (AOP), an organization designed to use the influence of Olympic and world-class athletes and hopefuls to inspire others, serve in the community, spread hope and assist non-profit organizations in their causes. Since its inception the AOP has been involved in countless fundraisers, motivational events, school and hospital visits, teen education programs, neighborhood service projects and more.

After spending over a fourteen years as an athlete, speaker, presenter and philanthropical organizer, Jeremy decided to put his writing skills to use and has since written The Champion’s Way, a motivational and inspirational e-booklet designed to help readers achieve their full potential and live a gold-medal life. In addition, Jeremy will be publishing Fire and Ice: Gospel Lessons Learned Through a Lifetime of Sport in January of 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Fire and Ice will be a Christian-belief based book that takes Jeremy’s bobsled experiences and career and uses his deep insight and moving stories to instruct, strengthen, motivate and edify the faith of its readers.

Jeremy currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah where he is a highly sought after graphic and web designer and advertising consultant. When he isn’t busy with his lengthy-list of responsibilities, Jeremy enjoys visiting local public schools, juvenile correctional facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs and countless other organizations to help others discover the champion within.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


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