Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope  -     By: Lauren Scruggs
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Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope

Tyndale House / 2012 / Hardcover

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When 23-year-old fashion model and journalist Lauren (Lolo) Scruggs lost her hand and eye after she was hit by an airplane propeller, she faced tough questions---Where is God in this pain? What kind of future will I have? Now she speaks out, revealing an inspiring story of faith, determination, and staying true to who you are! 272 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1414376693
ISBN-13: 9781414376691
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In December 2011, Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a 23-year-old fashion journalist, suffered a sudden injury that made headlines around the world. She had been on a short flight to look at Christmas lights and, upon exiting the small plane, was hit by the still-moving propeller blade. A frantic 911 call, several major surgeries, and thousands of prayers later: Lauren lived. But she lost her left hand and left eye. And she had to face some incredibly difficult questions: What kind of future will I have? Where is God in all this pain? Will anyone ever be able to love me now? In Still LoLo, Lauren speaks out for the first time since her accident. She and her family reveal what really happened that night, what Lauren’s life is like today, what got them through their journey toward healing, and how they conquered all odds to persevere as a family. It’s a compelling and fiercely beautiful story of faith, determination, and staying true to who you are—no matter what.

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  1. Jennie Wren
    Royalton, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Faith, courage and community
    August 30, 2014
    Jennie Wren
    Royalton, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lauren Scruggs suffered horrific injuries when she walked into the propeller of a small plane in December of 2011. "Still LoLo" is her story, told from the viewpoints of her parents, her twin sister and Lauren herself. The book describes her childhood years through the divorce and later remarriage of her parents and the growth of their faith - a faith which nurtured their daughters. What happened the night of the accident and in the days following is told in great detail. It's a story of the unshakeable faith of Lauren and her family and friends. It's a story of her courage in pushing through to recovery and a new "normal" life. What struck me even more was the community that gathered around the Scruggs family and provided strength and support in many ways - by people who were close to the family and by many they had never met. I would most heartily recommend this book.
  2. Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Still Lolo
    July 30, 2014
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for Still LoLo: A Family's Journey of Hope.
    Still Lolo was an okay read. I was kind of disappointed with it really. I wanted to read an inspiring story of faith, recovery, and redemption. I wanted to know more about Lauren Scruggs herself. I really did not care to read about her parents personal lives, their personal issues, infertility problems, divorce, etc.

    Though the book was full of faith and inspiring at times but I was rather bored most of the time.

    3 stars.
  3. Carol
    Rock Hill, SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    So glad to hear more of her story!
    June 24, 2014
    Carol
    Rock Hill, SC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A friend alerted me to pray when LoLo's accident happened, and I did for days. Thrilled to hear more of the story. Her recovery is amazing - totally God's answer to many prayers.

    Loved the format of the book which told the story sequentially, using the voices of various family members. Such a traumatic event is, of course, a huge family affair, and it was good to see the way God used each one's periods of being "up" to encourage the rest of the family in their "downs" over the terribly difficult circumstances as they changed.

    Also a great manual on how to be a godly friend walking alongside our brothers and sisters as they struggle.

    Each one shared enough of his own struggles to be truthful, not a sugar-coating.

    Would be a terrific gift to others facing traumatic times...so long as we make it clear everyone has the right to process grief in his own way, on his own timetable. I think grief is cyclical, not linear, and we revisit the same emotions over and over again, but as this book and others point out, GOD IS PRESENT IN THEM ALL.
  4. reli
    WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very good
    June 20, 2014
    reli
    WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The true story of Lauren being hit by a propeller blade and losing her one eye and hand. I was encouraged by her determination to get up and get moving, but also by her sharing the real struggles of learning to accept the loss of her hand and to be able to go out and face the public once again. That wasn't easy for her--she didn't like the prostheses.

    I also liked how it gave the story of her life--it told how her mom and dad had divorced and then got back together again after they had both become Christians. Giving up high-paying jobs in the corporate world to work as marriage counselors takes a commitment as well. It chronicles her failures and her successes, which makes her story more palatable rather than just being about her accident and how wonderfully she overcame it, which can be discouraging for those who struggle through life. I would recommend this book to others. Very easy to read.
  5. Kris
    Fairfax, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    All new to me
    June 3, 2014
    Kris
    Fairfax, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I read this book because it was on the Tyndale's summer reading list. I thought her story was interesting and I was certainly fascinated that her parents remarried after 7 years of being divorced. I guess if I had been following Lauren before the accident this book would have been even better because it gives details of her life before the accident and how the accident impacted her life and details about the recovery. It was all new to me since I'd never heard of her before.
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