“Still LoLo” tells the story of Lauren Scruggs and the fateful night she walked into a spinning propeller, leading to the loss of her left eye and hand. The book is an amazing tale full of raw honesty in depicting a truly horrific time, but it is also full of hope and encouragement. It never fails to praise God for his miraculous protection and healing and love.
The book also reveals the Scruggs Family’s story before the accident – corporate climbing parents who could only get pregnant through in vitro fertilization, but eventually left the corporate world for a ministry; Lauren suffering two mysterious illnesses, one as a child and one later in life while alone in New York City; divorce and remarriage; and a prophetic message from a homeless man named Joshua.
Each chapter is told by a different family member: Lauren, dad Jeff, mom Cheryl and twin sister Brittany. Each offers their perspective on their lives pre-accident as well as the accident itself and recovery afterward. The family shares how they learned to take things “twelve hours at a time” with Lauren’s recovery. It was a great reminder that we don’t need to waste time and energy worrying about what tomorrow might bring.
Of course Lauren and the family are honest that every moment isn’t necessarily peaches and cream, but Lauren’s overall positive attitude – an attitude that stays focused on God always – is truly inspiring.
I enjoyed “Still LoLo” very much – a lot more than I anticipated, to be honest. I am not always a fan of non-fiction books or biographies, but this book read more like a novel. It was a quick and very interesting read. A true inspiration.
Five stars out of five.
Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.