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Still Lolo by Lauren Scruggs


The story was shocking. A young girl walked into the moving propeller of a plane and lost her left eye and hand. Yet, so many things were left out of the news story the media told. Now, a year after the accident, Lauren Scruggs and her family tell the entire story and share how their faith has held them through it all in Still Lolo.

On December 3rd, 2011, Lauren Scruggs experienced a life changing accident that not only challenged her ability to do normal every day things, but also her faith. But, this accident not only impacted her, it also had a profound impact on her family.  Lauren, her parents and her twin sister are all narrators in this book. Her parents tell the story of how they met, their marriage and how their twin daughters are miracle babies. They also share the story of how their marriage fell apart and then how, through God’s grace, it was restored. The family’s whole lives are a testament to God’s grace and faithfulness. After the accident, Lauren has a long road of recovery ahead of her. She must learn to walk, learn how to see with only one eye and do all of the daily tasks with only one hand. She also has to work through all of the emotional baggage that comes along with an event like this. The theme that everyone in the family stresses over and over that Lauren is still Lolo.

Still Lolo was a very interesting book to read. Having heard about her story in the news, it was interesting to learn about the back story of the family and how they came to faith. It was also powerful to see how their faith was what really helped them through this difficult time. I also found it interesting to learn how the media made so many errors in the stories they told around this accident. It was great to learn the truth and to see how God is working through it all. I will interested to see what else the future has in store for Lauren.

I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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