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Arctic Island Mist 1 - Book Review
“Faith is the spark that ignites the impossible and causes it to become possible. When a person’s faith is activated, it sets in motion supernatural power that enables that person to do what he normally would never be able to do!” ~Rick Renner
The thought of a freezing wind smacked my face while reading this book. Arctic Island Mist is a transporting story that will allow us to deeply look back at our lives. Rolly Chabot, the author took us on a journey that teaches about hope and faith-faith in ourselves and faith in others and in serving other people in order to enrich our lives.
It is a story about the power of faith and love that will direct us to think and believe that everyone deserves a second chance, if we only accept the changes and acknowledge the blessings of our existence with a purpose and to work on it.
"A successful owner of a private airline who catered to the oil rich clients. He had it all. Nothing was missing."
“Todd Morris like many found himself caught up in a fast paced lifestyle. The owner of a once thriving airline company with a family and all that a man could ask for. His choices separated from all of which has become important to him."
However, Todd failed. His marriage failed-a broken family. His business went down. No career. No money at all. He was broke and completely broken. The people around him changed. His world changed. The unavoidable fact of life is that, we cannot avoid adversities. Todd was knocked down but his attitude in getting up after his downhill experience will inspire us to move on. It teaches us the importance of learning how to settle our lives with hopes and simply live it.
In the book, the author tells us the heartwarming story of a man who lost everything due to his addiction and alcoholism and of how people could easily judge us and act with superiority. He tells us about the compassionate story of a once lost soul and how he rose up back to life to reclaim his soul with grace through fellowship. The book tells us how an addict recovered with faith and what faith is all about when he was offered a job while on the road to recovery and how strangers and people he never ever met impacted his life.
“Addiction and alcoholism took over Todd’s life but he took the second chance given to him...
...and turned his life all over again with love despite the pain and sufferings.”
It is a remarkable journey between two worlds: The first class world of greed and materialism and the world where people live with just the basics but are perfectly happy and contented and where there is abundance of love and peace.
“We do live day to day here. When we have nothing, we have everything.”
It also gives us a glimpse of the lives of the North American natives called the Inuit and their culture who live throughout most of the Canadian Arctic particularly around the Arctic Ocean.
Although some parts of the book could be described as graphics and not for the faint of heart, “ he took a slice of the liver and ate it raw” --the book also teaches us about the Inuit’s adventurous yet humble way of life, their native language and of the language of love, so powerful that no actual words are needed to actually say it. In the book, we’ll learn that it is indeed, sky is the limit and that love is all that matters. Love towards our fellow human being but most of all love of thy self.
“This place had changed him and he was beginning to like the changes within himself where he had come to set aside wealth.”
Added bonus from the book: Here you’ll find great survival tips in the wilderness and out in the cold.
Arctic Island Mist is a story of gentleness and patience through the harsh reality of life and how our past lives can connect us to the future. It invites us to explore what life is all about and encourage us to discover more from it. This is not a story of defeat but of the opportunity to get our lives right from the mistakes of the past. We all have a choice and this book by Rolly Chabot will make us think to choose the right angle on the reality of life.
“He had finally found a place where he found some peace. His surroundings were meager and yet fulfilling.”
In the end, Todd survived the many challenges of becoming an addict and overcame it. He has learned to navigate without a compass and go to the right direction in life. He no longer lives a miserable life. He's accepted the company of new friends and appreciates the loyalty of the old ones. He met a lovely Inuk and remarried. He was reunited with his own children and finally got his life back on the track.
How? You have to read the book to find out. So, get your copy now!
After reading the review, will you buy the book?
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