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

ISBN-10: 1595555153
ISBN-13: 9781595555151
Edition: 2012
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Description: The inspiring true story of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese "lost boy" who achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen and Olympic athlete.He was abducted. He was beaten. And he was nearly forced to become a boy solider in his war-torn homeland,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The inspiring true story of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese "lost boy" who achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen and Olympic athlete.He was abducted. He was beaten. And he was nearly forced to become a boy solider in his war-torn homeland, Sudan. But he escaped in the night, ran three days, and was taken into a refugee camp in Kenya. He never owned a pair of shoes. He never owned a pen or paper and did schoolwork in the dust with his fingertips. His boyhood was the daily struggle of an orphan, and each day he would run an eighteen-mile lap around the refugee camp just to play a game of soccer. In his wildest dreams, Lopez Lomong couldn't even conceive that Nike would one day be his official sponsor, that he would graduate from college, and that he would represent his new home and bear the American flag in the Summer Olympics.Running for My Life is Lopez Lomong's harrowing story of loss, overcoming, triumph, and redemption. It is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a Sudanese lost boy who became an American citizen and Olympic athlete. His life is a powerful picture of the fact that we can overcome, that what seems out of reach is within our grasp if we'd believe and if we'd only try.A story of faith, and a story that captures the best of humanity, Running for My Life will arrest the hearts and inspire the hopes of readers everywhere.

Lopez Lomong was born in Kimotong, a small village in southern Sudan, in 1985. Taken by rebel soldiers from the Sudan People's Liberation Army at age 6, Lomong embarked on the long journey from refugee camps to the world's largest athletic stage-the Olympics. Founder of the Lopez Lomong Foundation, Lomong spends each day working to improve the lives of children in his homeland.

Mark Tabb is 1986 graduate of the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, and served as a pastor for sixteen years before quitting to write full time in 2002. As well as being a bestselling writer, Mark Tabb is chaplain and a volunteer firefighter with his local fire department. Mark has authored and co-authored over 20 books, including the number one best seller, Mistaken Identity, New York Times bestseller, A Promise to Ourselves with actor Alec Baldwin, and I Surrender All, with Dove Award winning artist, Clay Crosse. Mark and his wife have been married for over twenty-five years. They have three daughters ranging in age from twenty-two to eighteen. He and his family live in Indiana.

Taken!
My Stolen Life
Escaping with the Angels
Running Home
Kakuma
From Lopepe to Joseph
A New Dream
Writing for My Life
No Good-Byes
"Welcome Home, Joseph"
The Promised Land
A Child Again
Two Dreams, One Goal
9-11
They're Alive?
"This Place Will Take You to the Olympics"
Running for Joy
Family Reunion
Back from the Grave
Running Down My Dream
Within Sight
"Thank You. America!"
The Highest Honor
Passing the Dream to My Brothers
The Greatest Moment!
Epilogue: Still Running for My Life
Acknowledgments

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