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Publisher's Summary

Life is filled with hard, unexpected, unwanted, and uncharted paths. It's filled with challenges that make us wonder if God is really guiding our lives. Does he still care about us? Is he really good? Is he even there at all? 

But what if there's another way to look at it?

In her book Wildly Optimistic, Al Carraway offers new methods and perspectives for life's inevitable challenges. With her trademark honesty, optimism, and love for the Lord, she addresses how to stay close to God, even when he is silent, how to keep going when too much time passes, and how to be hopeful when it's not what we wanted, when things don't work out, and when we want to give up.

Being an optimist doesn't mean being happy all the time or that bad days won't come. It is the knowledge that when hard days do come, they won't last and that better ones are coming. It means being proactive in our moments of crumbling and looking for lessons and opportunities and light.

With new perspectives on scripture stories and personal trials, Al Carraway will help you better understand the Lord and allow him the opportunity to show you how great he really is. Because, even with the hard and the unexpected, with God, we have every reason to be wildly optimistic!

©2019 Cedar Fort Publishing and Media (P)2019 Cedar Fort Publishing and Media

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Inspirational!

Loved the audio read of this amazing testimony of AL. She really knows in her heart how much God truly loves his children. Love her speaking skills.

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The struggle is real...

I got this book as a free audible download. I am familiar with the author's other books and love the positive messages that come from them.
Don't give up,
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and you are not alone in your struggles.
A loving God is always there, always with us, whether we notice him or not. She delivered such a heartfelt positive message in this book. I enjoyed this book and it definitely reminded me to check myself and how I need to treat others as well. I will listen again.

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Al Carraway's Best Writing Yet

I have always enjoyed reading her blogs and inspirational messages. Wildly Optimistic is hands down her best writings yet. This book was released at the right time, 6 months after its release Covid hits and we are all still navigating life during these strange and difficult times. I would recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a new perspective, anyone looking for hope and strength during this strange time we are living in. Life is difficult and will have many bumps in the road, but it's our perspective that can either make us or break us. I am trying to be more optimistic and this book has helped show me that there is a reason to rejoice and be excited about my future.

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Love her perspective

I have wanted to listen to Al Carraway's new book for a long time but also wanted to hear it read by the author. It was awesome to hear her voice telling me these wonderful things.

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Amazing & uplifting! Mood changing!

I loved every second of this book. The words and energy Al puts into this book is moving! Latter-Day Saint or not, this book is for everyone! Amazing and uplifting! Mood changing!!

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Absolutely beautiful

I absolutely loved the book. It is my first ever audiobook and I loved it. Al has an amazing way of making you understand and feel the love God has for everyone. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to hear this in her voice with her emotions. Highly recommend

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Best Book Ever!

I absolutely loved this book and I will read it over and over. I often listen to self improvement books on audible because I find that physically reading them is difficult. But this book I can read or listen to. It is so inspiring and fun! Al Carraway doesn’t just read her book to us. She talks to us through her book! 10/10 would recommend!

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I'm wildly optimistic that this book is awesome!!

Absolutely loved it. A few of the words were either unfound typos or just slight mistakes on Al's part. but I absolutely LOVED it!!🎊

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Great book, not so great audiobook

I love Al Carraway. I love her books. I love this book. But, this audiobook version has the most “typos” I have ever heard in an audiobook. She stumbles on her words, says the wrong words, skips words and awkwardly hesitates multiple times. It was distracting and disappointing. It seemed like they rushed to get it done fast instead of slowing down and getting it right. I was really disappointed.

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Learn of Your Worth to God

Wildly Optimistic is a beautiful book where readers and listeners can come to feel the love God has for each and every one of you. You learn how important is is to be yourself- not only for you, but because God perfectly created you to beautify and change the world in your own way.

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Al is AMAZING!!

This young woman is much smarter than her years. She channels the Holy Spirit through her bright and cheerfully intelligent discourse. She makes the reader feel like they are her confidant and friend. Through this book, the hardest of reader's hearts will soften.
The best book for 2020 I could imagine reading. Thank you, Al.