Book Review: "Let’s Roll" |

Book Review: "Let’s Roll"

by Lisa Beamer

Lisa Beamer’s “Let’s Roll” is a wonderful testimony of love, hope and faith. The widow of Todd Beamer, one of the heroes of United Flight 93, states her belief that “it’s important for people to connect with the people intimately connected to the tragedy.” She accomplishes that task very well.

Going back two generations, Beamer details the couple’s roots, their early years together, their marriage and their strong commitment to evangelical Christianity. Co-written with Ken Abraham, who wrote “Payne Stewart: The Authorized Biography,” the book paints a bigger picture of Todd “than what was known of him in one half-hour at the end of his life.”

In the end, the writer manages to convey her strong faith in the promise of an afterlife, and it is that faith that sustained her in the dark hours following 9/11.

– Pat Lane, Cedar Ridge

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