After Francis' encounter with a pastoral counselor, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and healing, as he re-lives aspects of his life that he felt shame, fear, depression, and hopelessness. Though his sessions with his counselor, Francis shares his struggles with obesity and depression, and rediscovers his strengths, hopes, and passion for life. He learns to value and love the man that he has become. He also learns that life is all about perspectives (how we look at the world and happenings in the world), and that with Jesus as his foundation, self-worth, pride, joy, and hope are all within reach. E.C. Thomas is an ordained minister with over thirty years of ministry experience. He has board certifications in Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Hypnosis. Mr. Thomas earned his undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University, and he earned a Master degree in Bible Teaching from Columbia International University. Mr. Thomas has an Educator's Certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is professionally certified for All Levels in Bible Teaching. In addition, Mr. Thomas is an approved Continuing Education Unit (CEU) provider in the areas of Educational and Biblical Studies through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).