Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Runner by A. Wayne Gill - REVIEWED

About the Book:
The Runner is the first book in a seven-part series that follows the life of Michael Knight, a young man who is conflicted about his future and who embarks on a long journey of self-discovery. In that sense, Michael is like many of us. I don't think anyone ever just "arrives." We all have to go through things in life in order to learn and grow.

My Thoughts:

There is indeed a price to be paid when you choose to listen to the lies and lures of the world and turn a deaf ear to God’s direction in your life.  Michael Knight is the son of a powerful pastor, and everyone expects him to follow in his dad’s footsteps.  But Michael has dreams of his own.  Those dreams take him into some of the most influential and luxurious places in corporate America, and those same dreams also take him into a darkness he has only heard about in his lifetime. 

His lifelong friend, Ramon Sanchez also longs after dreams offered him by a very influential man.  Believing that this offer will give him financial freedom and independence, he runs headlong into  a business that takes him away from any chance of freedom.

Neither of these young men recognize the fact that they are indeed trying to run away from the very thing they believe they are seeking.  Throughout their journey their lives intersect time and time again, and eventually they are brought to a moment of truth.  Their choices make an impact for all eternity.

This is a great start to an intriguing series.  The faith element is bold and personal, and does not shy away from the very real temptation to follow your heart instead of listening to God’s voice. This was a pretty quick read, and is does contain some language typically avoided in more polished manuscripts.  The truth contained within the story is indeed powerful and true.  I look forward to discovering what God has planned for the characters in this story! 

About the Author:

A. Wayne Gill is the Managing Partner and CEO of Gill Law Firm, P.A., a law firm with offices in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Atlanta Georgia. He obtained his B.A. Degree in English from Trinity College and his law degree from George Washington University. He is a sought-after speaker and author. His first book, “Tales My Grandma Told Me – a Business Diversity Fable,” has been referred to as the “Bible” of supplier diversity by many corporations and minority business enterprises nationwide.

His latest release entitled “The Runner,” is a legal, edge-of-your-seats thriller. Inspired by his journey into the United States pursuing his legal career, combined by his faith as a minister, The Runner tells the story of a young man from a small town dreaming of going to New York to become a powerful lawyer and leave his father`s ministry behind. But at what cost?

He is also author of several eBooks, including “This Business of Diversity” and “Get in the Game and Win.” He represents some of the top companies in the world, including, AT&T, Hilton Hotels Corporation, SunTrust Bank and American Express. 

Over the years, A. Wayne Gill has been recognized among the 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in South Florida and the Who’s Who in Black South Florida. He’s received Macy’s Crystal Award for Outstanding Minority Business Advocacy, and he’s received several honors from NMSDC affiliates and local Bar Associations. In 2002 he received Northwood University’s Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Betterment of Mankind. 

He is the co-founder and legal advisor to Oasis Compassion Agency, a non-profit empowerment agency for the disadvantaged, a board member of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and Secretary of the Board for The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello Kim: Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I so appreciate your comments. Please let me know if you would like an interview or guest-blogger in the future. God bless, Wayne