Book Reviews

As part of my 2018 goals,I will be reading and writing a book review of 2 books every month.

 Virgin Territory

   The Story of Craig Virgin, America’s Renaissance Runner

 By  Randy Sharer

  If you have an interest in cross-country running, track and field, want an idea of what it takes to become an Olympian, how to think outside the box by creating a business while training and competing at the world-class level this is a book that you should not miss.

     As an Illinoisan and high school runner myself during Craig’s hay day the names, places, events in Illinois got my juices flowing for the good old days. This book will bring out endorphins as you head up hills, take blind turns and crevasse switchbacks of a runner who had more injuries than a battered battle-axe medieval warrior who endured the pain overcame adversity, jealousy, made 3 Olympic Teams, ran in 10 World Cross Country Championships, 7 AAU Track and Field Championships, 4 NCAA National Championships survived an automobile accident that would have left most people dead and came back to run again. This is a book I would recommend for anyone looking for motivation to get up in the morning.

For my Second book:

 The Greatest Miracle in the World


  By OG Mandino

I must admit that this book is not new to me and I have read it at the start of every year for the past 10 years. I consider it my favorite book, OG Mandino is my favorite author and Simon Potter the main character gives me hope every time I renew my acquaintance with him letting me know God does walk among us.

If you are looking for a miracle and we are all in desperate need of miracles you will have to go no further than this book. Simon Potter delivers a manuscript to OG Mandino’s office set in Chicago while being president of W. Clement Stones Success Magazine.

This book will leave you mesmerized, give you renewed faith in yourself and the belief that glass geraniums do exist.

Both books are must reads and great gift books

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