When doctors told 21-year-old Ryan Atkins that he would likely never walk again, he was determined to prove them wrong and get his life back on track. Hard work had never failed him before. Why should overcoming a spinal cord injury be any different? What he learned over the next ten difficult years about patience, suffering, hope, and God’s purpose for his life changed him, fundamentally and forever. And it will change you too. If you’re struggling to cope with circumstances beyond your control, with failing health or broken relationships or anxiety over the state of the world, One Step Closer may be just what you need to read right now.