Echoes of an Angel is a mind-captivating memoir about Ben Underwood whom lost his eyesight at the age of 2 due to retinal cancer. His mother was a strong woman who taught Ben that he could "see" anything he wanted to and she found a way to make sure that Ben grew up like any other child. Because of his mother's devotion, Ben learned to "see" using echolocation and was able to do things that no one thought was possible such as surf, walk without the use of a cane, and even drive. Ben's story is remarkable also because he had a special sight from God and was able to see things of the heart that many cannot. As Ben grew up, he became well-known and popular and talked on famous talk shows where he became an inspiration to many who heard him speak. I found this story to be very entertaining and I really was amazed at how God used Ben during his lifetime. Ben's memoir is a great testimony because his story is a reminder of how something tragic can be used for good when people trust God.
A beautifully written book about using the gifts God gives you when one gift is taken away. This book can offer everyone hope that no matter the struggles or troubles we have life and our outlook can always be better. Aquanetta and Ben's story bring light to the fact that no matter what disabilities or handicaps we have our other skills and abilities can take over and improve our outlook on life. I love how Aquanetta always instilled in her children especially Ben that no matter what happens you can do anything.
This is a true story about a boy named Ben Underwood who lost both eyes at three years old to cancer. Normally I would not request such a book due to the fact that it is a bit depressing. But I was hooked when I read that he masters echo location in order to see. Out of curiosity I requested it, and it really is an amazing story. It is one of those books that make you realize that nothing is impossible. The book is written by the boy's mother, Aquanetta Gordon. I think that for the most part the book is well written, overall I give it a 4 out of 5 in the aspect of pleasure reading.