Sunday, September 23, 2012

book review: running for my life

title: running for my life
author: lopez lomong
publisher: thomas nelson
year: 2012

"Running for my Life" is the story of Lopez Lomong. Lomong was one of the "lost boys" of Sudan. He tells the story of his journey from being kidnapped at age 6, through years spent in a Kenyan refuge camp, to his moving to the USA under Catholic Charities foster care program and earning a berth on the 2008 Olympic 1500m team and becoming the flag bearer for Team USA.

The book is a simple read. The stories of life in the refugee camp are very understated. His accounts of adjustment to life in the USA will make you laugh. Interspersed though-out the entire entire book is the story of Lomong's faith and trust in God.

Lomong still has a heart for his homeland and tries to do everything he can to help his family and friends in South Sudan. He started a foundation, 4 South Sudan, that works alongside World Vision to bring clean water, education, and healthcare to Sudan. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: 

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Written Hypocritten said...

Enjoyed reading your review. :)