A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.



Title: A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford

Author: Caylin Louis Moore

Publisher: Nelson Nooks (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.)

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Length: 274 pages


Boys from Compton aren’t supposed to go to college, much less become Rhodes scholars. At least that’s what everyone told Caylin Louis Moore as he was growing up. The thing was, he learned at an early age that he could never give up. This book follows his journey of sports, strong academics, and faith that helped him rise above his challenges.

Moore goes for full honesty as he describes the harsh situation he grew up in. At the same time, he refuses to pity himself and gives plenty of great insights into why so many people give up in the situations he faced and what it takes to change one’s circumstances. Along the way, he explains clearly how his faith helped him survive and thrive. Together, these elements make for a truly powerful book


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Christian memoir fans, readers interested in stories about overcoming adversity.

Christian Impact

Moore presents an amazing look at how hope, perseverance and dependence on God can lead to great change in life.



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