“Ben Hylden is everything AMAZING! He is thoughtful, honest, inspirational and a credit to his family name and to the state of North Dakota. His faith is contagious because he doesn’t talk at you, he talks to you. Whether it be speaking in countless events in front of live audiences or moving people on WMAP Radio with his incredible story, he is a constant source of positivity. If you want to see why over 50 thousand people voted for him as the World’s Most Amazing Person of 2018, read Finding Faith in the Field.”
KC ARMSTRONG / ACTOR, AUTHOR, COMEDIAN, RADIO HOST
"Everything was going great for Ben Hylden, high school basketball star, until an accident nearly took his life and crushed his dreams. But he would say life is so much better now that his faith and people are what’s most important to him. Ben’s inspiring story has you right there with him as he builds new dreams and gains the persistence and strength to recover over and over again."
MARYBETH LAGERBORG / AUTHOR OF NINE NON-FICTION BOOKS /
BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING
"My name is Matt Cordes and I am the Director of Campus Ministries at Oak Grove Lutheran High School. We had the privilege of having Ben come and speak to our students during one of our Chapels last year. Ben did a wonderful job and truly engaged our students. His message challenged the us to not just go through the motions of life but to seek God with everything we’ve got and to allow God to use situations and circumstances in our lives for God’s purpose and glory. He’s book is a beautiful story of redemption and faith. Ben as he has a powerful story to tell!"
MATT CORDES / DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRIES / OAK GROVE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
" The evening Ben was scheduled to speak at my parents’ church, I arrived early because I had been asked to sing. As I was setting things up, others arrived and busied themselves with setting up tables and preparing a light potluck for after the presentation. By the time 7:00 rolled around, the church was full of people visiting with one another, and it took some time for folks to find their seats. The usual niceties and introductions were served, my partner and I sang our duet, and Ben walked to the front of the sanctuary. 'Five minutes into Ben’s story, I looked around the room and thought to myself, “Well, by now no one in here remembers the song I just sang.' It’s easy to go about a routine day, expecting things to occur as they always do. I imagine this is the mindset Ben had when he climbed into his car years ago and headed into town. God has a way of shaking us out of our routine when He wants to get our attention, and Ben is a living testimony to this habit of His. Ben’s message is one of success, ruination, sacrifice, and redemption. Every young man and woman needs to hear his story."
NATHAN AXVIG / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS