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Running for My Life Audiobook

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lopez Lomong's story is one of true inspiration. His life is a story of courage, hard work, never giving up, and having hope where there is hopelessness all around. Lopez is a true role model." (Michael Johnson, Olympic gold medalist)

"This true story of a Sudanese child refugee who became an Olympic star is powerful proof that God gives hope to the hopeless and shines a light in the darkest places. Don't be surprised if after reading this incredible tale, you find yourself mysteriously drawn to run alongside him." (Richard Stearns, president of World Vision US and author of The Hole in Our Gospel)

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    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-22-17
    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    For me to give a book 5 stars it must do two things. One is for the story to be so interesting I will research things related to the book. The second is I must feel I will remember certain aspects of this book years from now.
    This book does both.

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    Amazon Customer 02-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring read!"

    I won't soon forget the journey and resilience of Lopez Lomong. His story of faith in the midst of evil and his triumph over it is a hope-filled example for all of humanity.

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    zulema golston 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Running for My Life to be better than the print version?

    I only heard audio and that was good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    lopez his persistence in making it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    his ability to keep a positive outlook


    Any additional comments?

    this book opened my eyes to the lost boys and conditions in sudan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony T 02-09-17
    Tony T 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Realistic telling of a heroic story"

    Listening to this book allowed me to feel the passion and dedication the author applies to all his efforts. He realistically seeks recognition of the basic dignity of all people, but especially his hometown and the 'lost boys'.
    I recommend this book to anyone, but especially people of privilege who can make a difference in these efforts.

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    Rachel 02-07-17
    Rachel 02-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic listen"

    Excellent book with an amazing story & person behind it! Very well written. Worth my credit!

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    SoloTraveler 02-05-17
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    "God is awesome! walking by faith"

    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.

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    John Manukau, New Zealand 03-13-13
    John Manukau, New Zealand 03-13-13
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    "Incredible story and read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 01-18-13
    Tracy 01-18-13
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you listen to Running for My Life again? Why?

    Yes. What Lopez went through to "begin" is life was amazing. I couldn't stop listening!


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    Rebecca Columbia, MD, United States 12-19-12
    Rebecca Columbia, MD, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "wonderful and amazing story!"
    Where does Running for My Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite memoirs I have read or listened to! I loved the hopeful and thankful spin he had on everything!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    It was truly a great book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colette EDINBURG, TX, United States 09-23-12
    Colette EDINBURG, TX, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Top of the charts"
    Would you listen to Running for My Life again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Brandon Hirsch – was your favorite?

    .???????


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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