"Climbing the Tree of Life, The O.A.K. Ministry" uses original poetry, famous quotations, God's word, and personal witness to show the extraordinary hand of God in the ordinary life of the author. The book was written as a way to encourage a ministry of love through offering acts of kindness. It is the hope of the author that the truths found within this book will be life-changing to the reader and trend-changing for the world as this ministry grows. "The O.A.K. Ministry was born one day when God showed me a simple truth through an act of kindness on the side of a road. Since then, it has become my mission to share that truth with as many as I can. My means were limited but God's are not. He gave me the ability to string a few words together and create poetry. From that poetry the idea of writing this book was created." -Jim Clements A native New Yorker, Jim Clements spent his early adult life as a carefree biker. The same year his first son Patrick was born, his lifestyle took an abrupt change after a motorcycle accident left him with a debilitating head injury. Four years later, after regaining the use of his left arm and leg, he began his career as a firefighter and he and his wife, Joan, welcomed their second son, Christopher. The death of Jim's father and the model of his faith put Jim on a search for the God he had long ignored. Now as a retired firefighter/paramedic with an R.N. degree, he lives in Ormond Beach, Florida with his wife Joan. He longs to share his faith and love for the God he now knows.