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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Still Lolo by Lauren Scruggs ~ Tyndale Book Review

The young woman who suffered terrible injuries when she unintentionally walked into the prop of a small aircraft tells her story, and that of her entire family, in the book Still Lolo (from Tyndale House Publishers). More than just the details about her accident and recovery, the book details the childhood of Lauren Scruggs, her close bond with twin sister Brittany, her relationship with her parents and her walk with the Lord. Short chapters each feature the "voice" of one family member, providing a broad picture of Lauren (known as Lolo).

I found this book to be a fast read, and I don't normally pick up books about events that have occurred so recently (silly habit I have of reading primarily "old" non-fiction and even "older" fiction) but when I saw Still Lolo available for review from Tyndale I decided to read the story behind the propeller accident. I have to say that I do appreciate the honesty and openness of all member of the Scruggs family; they certainly don't sugar-coat things, and in particular her parent's openly share about the difference Jesus has made in their marriage. But I kept wondering when Lauren would share more about Jesus and less about herself...and the more I read, the more I understood that she seems to still be struggling to allow Jesus full access to the throne in an "I-must-decrease-He-must-increase" kind of way. I really don't want to seem harsh; good grief, this young lady and her family have been through the kind of ordeal most of us could never dream of experiencing! But I found myself truly aching for Lauren in the sense that she does not quite seem to be "all in" with Jesus in the way her mom seems to be. She is so like many other American Christians - we want Jesus and we want the American dream, and sometimes we prefer the later.

If you want to read a story that is truly a miracle, then Still Lolo is a book you might want to read. You can read the first chapter HERE.

Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from Tyndale House Publishers. All opinions shared here are solely my own.

Day 246 done :)

Jan L. Burt


  1. I love your review because I reviewed Still LoLo too and really just wasn't as inspired as everyone else seems to be. I found the Scruggs family to be unrelatable and Lauren to be still very much trying to find her footing in her faith. I also feel like they just pushed publishing this way too soon post-accident, but that's a publishers thing. They (the publisher) probably just wanted to lock down the story while it's still fresh (and profitable).

    1. Kaira, thanks for your comment. I totally agree with everything you said, especially the idea that the publisher pushed to get this book written so soon after the accident. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who had mixed feelings about Still Lolo and I was encouraged by your words. Lord bless!

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