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Paralyzed Man Maintains His Faith Despite Ailment: 'God Didn't Do This To Me'

05/18/2015 11:29 am ET | Updated May 18, 2015

Bob Bell was a college undergrad in 1989 when he was accidentally paralyzed while roughhousing with another young man. Despite the hardship he has endured, Bell's trust in God has not wavered.

Bell is out with a new book about his experience, Un Moving Four Ward, which offer tips for maintaining a sense of perspective even in the face of life's challenges. The author spoke about the book and his unwavering faith to HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Thursday.

"[Faith] does make it easier and it is one of those things that gives me comfort and my path and journey is not alone," Bell said. "I have somebody helping me, helping carry me when I'm not strong -- it just makes the whole process easier."

Bell's faith is so strong he even has a Hebrew tattoo on his arm that reads 'Thy will be done' from the Lord's Prayer. He is now a professor of accounting and finance at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesotta where he sustained the injury that left him paralyzed.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Bob Bell here.

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