11 Mar 2012
Book Review - Reggie by Reggie Dabbs and John Driver
The inspiring, true story of a man who went from nothing to speaking to more than two million people each year.
Reggie Dabbs's life changed when in the second grade he realized his parents were not his real parents, and that his birth was the result of a twenty-dollar deal his sixteen year old unwed mother made to secure the food she needed for her three other children. Interwoven with humorous and thought-provoking anecdotes and illustrations, as well as stories from the Bible and his travels around the world, this is the true, chronological story of Reggie and his message for students and adults alike that they are powerless to change their past, but they possess a unique potential to change their future.
This was such a good read. I was not sure when I picked it up whether it was going to be an inspirational self help book or a biography about Reggie, but it turned out to be both.
This book does have a religious theme to it, especially as you get closer to the end of the book.
With this book, it follows the story of Reggie Dabbs, from childhood to now and all the struggles he has had to endure in between. It also has other people's inspirational stories in here as well.
This was definitely a very interesting book to read and very inspirational, especially following the story of Reggie. The writing was very easy to follow and Reggie's great sense of humour made this a very enjoyable read.
7 out of 10