Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.
Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong’s incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless.
I came across this book at Barnes and Noble while browsing thru the Christian section and I am so glad I found it. I have read several memoirs based in Africa dealing with genocide so I was drawn to this book as soon as I saw it. Lopez’s story is amazing and to see how he gives all the glory to God even in the face of impossible odds is inspiring. I also loved reading about his American family and how amazingly selfless they were, I can only hope that one day I could make an impact on someones life like they did. This was a quick read and I highly recommend this book also if your husband is looking for a good book I think Men would really enjoy this.
Switching gears only slightly it was ONE year ago this week that the Invisible Children project received the attention they deserved with the Kony 2012 video. This really moved me you can read more about this HERE and HERE
Something I always say when I try to bring a spotlight to a cause that is dear to me on this blog is……Knowledge is the first step. Learning and opening your mind/heart to things you may not normally come across is where it starts. And even though this platform is relatively small it is what I have and I use it. SO….what happened to the Kony 2012 movement? Find out……………..