Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Runner by A. Wayne Gill

About the Book
The Runner front cover
The Runner by A. Wayne Gill
What happens when a brilliant attorney combines his legal knowledge with his insight into relationship? Well, imagine Nicholas Sparks and John Grisham got together and decided to write a novel. Wayne Gill's The Runner is the story of a preacher's son who foregoes a path to the pulpit for law school in the city. 
Michael Knight has the perfect life - a perfect family, a perfect relationship and a perfect future. Groomed to follow in his father's footsteps, Michael's career as a preacher is laid out before him. But he has a secret that will take him from being a small town preacher's kid to the heart of the big city, where everything seems golden, glittery and glamorous. When he gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Michael glimpses a future of power, influence and wealth. The whole world is his for the taking, but at what cost? Will he trade in all he has been for all he could become?
About the Author
Wayne Gill When he isn't crafting legal dramas, Wayne Gill serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Gill Dion & Forsyth P.A., a law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia that serves some of the top companies in the world, including AT&T, Hilton Hotels Corporation, SunTrust Bank, and American Express.
This husband and father earned his B.A. in English from Trinity College and law degree from George Washington University. His first book, Tales My Grandma Told Me - a Business Diversity Fable, has been referred to as the "Bible" of supplier diversity.

Wayne 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 the 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 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.

While practicing law, running a successful law firm, and writing novels keeps him super busy, Wayne is also a passionate, committed co-founder and legal advisor to Oasis Compassion Agency, a non-profit empowerment agency for the disadvantaged. 
 My Take:I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the others in the series.  I read this book in one day.  I just kept coming back to it because I wanted to see what would happen next.  this book just shows you that even though you may be doing what you think is your dream, God may have other plans for you.  this book also had a very straight forward presentation of salvation.  Although this is a Christian book not everything is wrapped in a tidy little bow at the end.  The Christians in this book come up against some very real problems and some not so nice people.  Very refreshing read. Enjoyed it very much. 
I received a review copy of this book in exhcnage for my honest opinion from Glass Road.


  1. Dear Mindy: Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I hope you will stay tuned for the rest of the series. Please let me know if you're ever interested in an interview or guest-blogger. I can be reached at Blessings,

    A.Wayne Gill

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