Book Review: Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

This book follows up Parker’s two other books about Quenton Cassidy, Once a Runner and Again to Carthage.  Once a Runner is a book that must be on every runners must read list. I would argue that the other two are just as good.

In Racing in the Rain, the reader has the opportunity to get to know Quenton from an early age and then continue to grow up through middle school and high school. Many of the characters that are present are recognizable from Parker’s other books. This familiarity pulls you deeper into the story and willing to find out more. Parker writes very well and lays the story out in a way that lets the reader in on the mind of Quenton Cassidy and how he became the runner that he is in the other two novels.

This is book, along with the other two, is great motivation for the person that needs a little fire under their butt to get out and run or simply to get active. It may not work for all people, but it has encouraged me to lace up the running shoes and put some time in.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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