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Rudy, My Story by Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger


The movie is famous. And now the main character is telling the “real” story. The story of Rudy.

Most people are familiar with the movie Rudy based on Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s life. And in Rudy, My Story, Ruettiger tells the true story. Ruettiger grew up in a large Catholic family in Joliet, Illinois. From an early age, he was labeled as “not smart” and struggled through school. Sport and especially football were his saving grace. After a stint in the Navy, Ruettiger worked hard to fulfill his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. He has to overcome many obstacles, the least of which being actually accepted into Notre Dame. Through hard work and faith, he does and he fulfills every dream he has from playing football to having a movie made of his life story. Ruettiger certainly is an inspiration to what hard work can do.

This was an interesting book to read and it was clear to see how God was working in Ruettiger’s life. God placed so many people in the right place at the right time in Ruettiger’s life, it would impossible to call it a coincidence. While I found it sort of strange that he was the one who advocated and pushed for his story to be made into a movie, Ruettiger’s hard work and determination is an inspiration to us all.

I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze. I was not required to write a positive review

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