Thursday, August 2, 2012

Running For My Life- Lopez Lomong

This book by far is one of my favorites for this summer! The instant that I began reading the book I could not put it down. I found myself caught up into Lopez Lomong's life. I imagined what his home may have looked like, remembering the red dirt roads and people from my own trip to Africa. It was amazing to see the hand of God upon his entire journey. This book brings you into the heart of a boy turned into a man, whose very life reflects how God uses all things for good.

Lopez's story is heartbreaking, breathtaking, and encouraging. He is a man who has never given up and as this book reveals, his heart and faith allowed him to believe in the most impossible things. Many in his situation would have died from loss and discouragement, but Lopez was full of hope and big dreams. It was a heart that God smiled on as we see how each part in Lopez's journey was used to propel him into the destiny that God knew He could trust Lopez with. He has a heart of a champion and that of a great Olympian.

Lopez does not run for fame and glory. He runs for the people he loves and the ones who are in so much need. Please visit his site about his foundation and to learn how to help, 4 South Sudan:

I received this book free from and these opinions and thoughts are my own.