Saturday, November 7, 2009

Review: A Father's Odyssey by Terry Hitchcock

What would you do if your soulmate died, you lost your job, and you found yourself with your three young children depending on you alone?

For most, it would be a struggle to survive, let alone "keep it together." Even putting one foot forward every day would become an epic act of bravery. One man defied these very circumstances, and managed to do much more than just survive in the years following his wife's death.

Terry Hitchcock, age 57 at the time, ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. He travelled over 2,000 miles to bring awareness to the financial and emotional hardships faced by single parents and their children-everyday heroes who run quiet, yet extraordinary, daily marathons.

Terry Hitchcock proved that impossible is only a word.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets three stars. While I found the religious tone extremely unwelcome and left me disconnected from the author, the story itself was beautiful and inspiring. The book was very well written, engaging, and easy to read. I particularly enjoyed the numerous pictures of friends, family, and the journey. They really helped to connect faces to the story. The day by day breakdown of the journey was nice and felt almost like a journal format. The author's dedication to his mission was certainly admirable.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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