Friday, April 9, 2010

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

I recently received a complimentary copy of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go by Lucille O'Neal from Thomas Nelson Publishers in order to complete this review.


Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go is the life story of NBA basketball player Shaquille O'Neal's mother, Lucille.  It's an easy-to-read telling of her troubled life and her time away from the Lord, as well as her return to Him.  The book goes from her earliest childhood memory, being raised by her grandparents and extended family, raising a family of her own as a military wife, and into her current life.  Chapters were short and the book itself was only a little more than 200 pages in length.

I found this book to be very interesting.  I'm not a huge NBA fan, but I know who Shaq is.  I had no knowledge of his mother prior to reading this book, but I found it a very fun read.  I was drawn in by the very first chapter.  At the end, it slowed down a bit for me, but all-in-all this was a really good book.  I will be recommending it to others.  I even wrote down several quotes in my journal from this book.  I found it to be inspirational in many parts.  I want to share one of those quotes with you.  This is on page 166 and 167, "I know so many of us fall into that same trap of feeling unworthy or less than adequate to receive all that God has to offer us.  But how can we expect to receive God's love, mercy, and grace if we're not ready with open arms?"  Too right!  Amen, Lucille!

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