Realizing that the experiment did some good, not only by raising some funds for his cause, but also by stirring his heart to a place of empathy, compassion, gratitude, and even conviction, the author chose to try going 10 days without a coat . . . in December . . . in Colorado. He blogged about each day of his experiments and continued to "fast" from a variety of things for a variety of reasons. Now, his blog entries have been compiled and expanded into the book you see pictured above.
I found this to be a good read, however, it wasn't nearly as inspirational as I had imagined it would be. The back cover boasts that the "compelling story and practical guide will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference." Urging you to "Join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people's lives..." What I found it to be is a great idea by an average writer presented in a pretty straightforward and basic format. Don't misunderstand me, I like this book, but I want you to know I appreciate it's potential and it's motives, I am not marveled by a tear-jerking narration, swept up by action and suspense or dazzled by tales of grandeur.
I think this book would be an excellent resource for youth ministry workers, teens, and young adults who are seeking an area to serve or a way to make a difference while asserting their individualism. Reading this book will not change your life, but applying the suggested "experiments" could absolutely do just that. Don't underestimate this book as a tool and a stepping-stone, but don't overestimate it as a classic literary wonder, either. You can read the first chapter for yourself, or check them out on Facebook or Twitter if you're interested.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.