If there’s a runner in your life that you need a gift for this holiday season, Walk Run Soar could be the perfect gift. This book is part-devotional, part-motivational, part-fitness inspiration. Dorina Gilmore Young does most of the writing, but her husband – who also shares her passion for running- makes some contributions. His “Notes from Coach Shawn” are featured at the end of every chapter.
I am not a runner, but I really enjoyed this book. Dorina does a really good job of integrating her stories of training for marathons, making friendships with other “running mamas”, and connecting the life of an athlete into the bigger picture of living a Christian life. She seamlessly connects stories of her running with stories from the Bible, so you can see what she means when she talks about the parallels between running the race of Christian life, and actual running. The chapters read really quick, and there are also motivational quotes in every chapter from accomplished athletes to keep you inspired in your fitness journey.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.