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.