Hope Unseen

Hope Unseen

Book - 2010
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Blindness became Captain Scotty Smiley's journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, he resented the theft of his dreams--becoming a CEO, a Delta Force operator, or a four-star general.

With his wife Tiffany's love and the support of his family and friends, Scotty's response became God's transforming moment. The injury only intensified his indomitable spirit. Since the moment he jumped out of a hospital bed and forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, Captain Scotty Smiley has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, commanded an army company, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award.

Scotty and Tiffany Smiley have lived out a faith so real that it will inspire you to question your own doubts, push you to serve something bigger than yourself, and encourage you to cling to a Hope Unseen.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Howard Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781439183793
Branch Call Number: 277.3 SMIL
Characteristics: xi, 243 p.: photos
Additional Contributors: Crandall, Doug


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Jul 25, 2016

Interesting story of how he became blind in Afghanistan and dealt with the changes in his life. Very inspirational.

BPLNextBestAdults Nov 15, 2011

Scott Smiley lost sight in both eyes and received a shrapnel wound to his skull when an Iraqi terrorist detonated a car bomb 30 meters from his Army tank. This memoir recounts the events that changed Scotty and his family’s life. This brave soldier wanted to continue to serve and found the means to live a full and meaningful life regardless of his disabilities. His strong faith and indomitable spirit helped him to overcome obstacles to reach his goals. Scotty did many amazing things while blind: he surfed in Hawaii; climbed Mt. Rainier; skied in Val; got his MBA from Duke University; and became an instructor at his alma mater West Point.

For your consideration: Smiley is a very religious Christian and there are many Bible passages in the book. His tone is not preachy and it does not detract from the memoir.

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