Lopez his story it's all inspiring. It's reassuring that there is a God in heaven above. many Americans need to read and hear his story. promises and providence of God are sure. it's amazing what can happen when people allow themselves to be used for something bigger than themselves. I highly recommend this book. The reading was very easy to listen to. only took me part of a couple of days to get through it because I did not want to put it down.
This is my favourite book in a long long time. From the moment I started reading - I could not stop. I am sad now that it is over. Lopez has an amazing story. It is told in a light hearted way that had me laughing and crying.
One of my favorite memoirs I have read or listened to! I loved the hopeful and thankful spin he had on everything!
I loved how he could go through such a horrific event so early in his life and remain so hopeful and truly joyous! It inspired me so much!
My favorite scene was probably when he came to America and learned how to live again and what love was, thanks to his new parents. It was funny and so inspiring at the same time! Loved it!
It made me really want to join him on his project to help Sudan recover! It made me want to do something to help his cause and the people there!
It was truly a great book!
Yes! This story was so incredibly real and inspiring. It gave me the wake up call to be more grateful for what I have and the push to help others that struggle in life.
So many things I liked best.....I just couldn't stop listening. I actually looked forward to my time off so I could listen to this book.
I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Definitely enjoyed the book. It is a very gripping story of overcoming huge obstacles and odds, about choosing to be optimistic and not dwell on negative experiences, and about faith in God.
Lopez tells his story in a way that you can't pick just one memorable moment! ALL of them are memorable. He paints the picture of his life in a way that you can see him moving through it.
When Lopez started describing his first days with his US family, and describing his thoughts at seeing his new house, I was laughing and crying at the same time. Even after so many years, you can still hear the gratitude in his words.
I have read as many books on Sudan, South Sudan, and by South Sudanese refugees as I can find! THIS is now one of my absolute favorites. Lopez describes his transition to the United States SO WELL. I think for many of us Americans, even those of us who have traveled to other countries, it's still hard for us to imagine what exactly it must be like to adjust to life here when you've never slept on a soft bed, or you don't know how to use a light switch! Lopez made that transition come alive for me in this book.
The narrator, Brandon Hirsch, did a fabulous job!!! The only reason I gave 4 stars is because I wish that Lopez had performed it himself. But it's still a fantastic performance of a book that inspired me more than I can really express!
It's a little bit repetitive. I should take the repetitions away. Otherwise, Lopez Lomong, like many survivors of extreme experiences, it's a Christian, more like a Super Christian. I would like to have known that it was SO MANY references to god in the book. As an atheist, it was not easy to get over it. I respect, I understand, but I don't share.
The story is very interesting, and Lopez is an awesome human being, it is inspiring.
It inspired me to be a better person, and to be more understanding of different belief. Of course, I want to adopt or support an African boy or girl.
It also made me wonder, with so many Lost boys... what about the girls? What happened to them?