In Almost Lost Hope, the author "Jimi" relays a collection of true-life accounts which makes him the person he is today.
Jimi also gives an account of his success as the fastest runner of all time in his high school and state. He writes about his unusual and intriguing dating and love life.
The story includes how he constantly skipped class lectures in high school and still graduated top of his class. Also, due to a medical condition in college, went from receiving "A's" to getting "F's", yet ultimately becoming a great "A" student. He shares what he went through when he did not see his little son for almost four years.
Jimi discusses how he was so afraid of public speaking and reading, but one day overcame it through a Divine act. The author gives a report about the unorthodox way he was inspired to start writing on a professional level.
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Almost Lost Hope: From Struggles to Triumph is a phenomenal memoir of Jimi Akanbi’s journey through life. His book is the naked truth about his life. He tells of childhood stories which are much like many of our stories. He outlines his struggles in life from malaria, to unemployment, even temporarily losing his wife and child. He never gave up on God and allowed him to lead his life and career. Today he is an author and writes and shares the word of God through his books. I have read a few of his other books and really enjoyed this memoir as it enlightened me to how he came into the literary world and who he is as a person. It seems his struggles in life not only strengthened him but have enlightened him in his writing. His path is one that displays how discouraging and cruel life can be; it also shows how we can overcome challenges presented to us. Now that he found his niche in life, everything else has fallen into place. An amazing, uplifting read.