There are some books that are turned into movies that make us cringe. You know the ones I’m talking about. Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong is not one of those books. His story of survival is one that is too big for pages. I hope it gets turned into a movie so more of the world will know his story. Snatched from his mother’s arms at the age of 6, Lopez was forced to live in a Sudanese rebel Army Camp. Miraculously, he escaped and spent the next several years living off of one meal a day…and garbage, in a refugee camp. His story up until this point has been the story of millions throughout the ages. However, where most would succumb to circumstance, Lopez Lomong, by the grace of God, went from refugee to immigrant, form US Citizen to Olympian, and from college grad to humanitarian. And He did all of that only 10 years after leaving the refugee camp! In his story, Lopez gives all of the glory to God for saving his life and rightly so. However, I pray that as people read this story they will be inspired to run toward greatness themselves. Too many people let their lot in life lull them into mediocrity. Running for My Life is a testament to what can be achieved when we pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on us. Pick up a copy here.
(The folks at Thomas Nelson gave me a copy of this book for review. I am under no obligation to post a positive review.)