An inspirational blog of Motivation for Change can be found at Written by one Matt Maresca, he tells how Back to the Summit “completely changed the way he views life” and tells his readers that “when I say the book will change the way you look at life, I truly mean it.” I found this to be an amazing testimonial.

I recently read a book that completely changed the way I view life and wanted to share my recommendation with My Life Motivation blog readers.

The book is Back to the Summitby Omer Rains, former State Senator in California.  It is an inspirational story of Omer’s life and his fight to recover from a stroke and brain aneurism.

This book gets my highest recommendation for anyone and everyone.  While there is a lot of talk about business and politics, every chapter of the book is thoroughly entertaining.  When I say it will change the way you look at your life, I truly mean it.

Back to the Summit is more than inspirational, it will make you think about your own situation and how you can rally yourself to solve even your greatest of challenges.  I highly recommend you give this book a read.



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A terrific blog written by Mark Lorier of sets forth, in very moving words, the way in which Omer Rains has left his mark not just on California, but on our entire nation and beyond. Check out this blog, found at

His entire review can be found below:

Sen. Omer Rains Shocking Comeback

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Former California State Senator Omer Rainshas earned a place in California history as one of the state’s most dedicated and accomplished individuals — and he went through sheer hell to get there.

The story of Omer Rains encompasses life, death, regeneration, redemption and renaissance in the most dramatic ways imaginable.

For years, Rains’ professional resume was the envy of many across the state of California:

  • Political Science degree, Law degree, University of California, Berkeley
  • Attorney for Civil Rights Movement and the Environmental Movement
  • Chairman, Ventura Planning Commission
  • Chairman, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Commission of California
  • Lawyer for corporate CEOs, Hollywood superstars and music industry legends
  • Popular California State Senator representing 1-million constituents for three terms
  • Chairman of 10 Senate committees
  • Women’s Equality and Environmental legislative champion
  • Colleague of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Nelson Mandela
  • Athlete, daredevil, explorer, amateur scientist/archeologist and international summit peak climber Read More→
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I am humbled by a blog about “Back to the Summit” that has recently come to my attention. Written by a lady named Ruth Hill, it does me great honor, especially coming from a somewhat unexpected source. Ms. Hill writes “as I read all of the wrongs [Rains} suffered quietly throughout his life, I was stunned,” …and I marveled at the fact that he did not let bitterness and hatred … consume him as I have seen…do to those who are closet to me. The way he responded in word and deed tended to put me to shame….He has acted more Christlike than a lot of people who call themselves evangelical Christians-myself unfortunately included….Yes, Senator Rains has indeed won me over. I have decided that the book deserves a 5-star rating, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to my readers.”

Her entire review is posted below:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was not sure what to make of this book once I began reading it.  I was impressed that the senator chose to tell his own story without relying on”ghost writers,” but this was indeed a long, detailed account of a man who lived most of his life during a time with which I was not familiar. It was quite a daunting task.
I was initially drawn to his story because of the brain injury he had incurred and survived.  I was not drawn into his early life that much. And even his political career failed to capture my interest. I could have done without much of the detail, profanity (which proved to be much milder than I first thought), and stories of his exploits. I had planned on giving this book a three- or four-star rating.  I felt this book was written for a generation previous to mine. Read More→
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