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Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap Of Faith [Hardcover]

Burford Douglas
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Dec 4 2012
Gabrielle Douglas, in her own words.Following her amazing performances in both the team and all-around competitions, US gymnast and two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas became one of the biggest names to emerge from the 2012 London games. But before she received international acclaim, she was a young girl growing up with a host of challenges before her.Almost no one would have guessed this child born in 1995 with a rare blood disorder would go on to make Olympic history. Growing up in a family with tight financial constraints but a wealth of love, Gabrielle quickly learned that if she wanted her dreams to become reality, she would need support and an immense trust in God. Then came the strain her lessons placed on the household budget, the feeling she didn’t always belong, multiple injuries, and questions that led her to consider leaving gymnastics forever. The only thing pulling her through was the knowledge God had a plan, and her family was there to help her execute it — whatever that plan might contain.In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle looks beyond the lessons she’s learned at the gym and shares the leaps of faith she has needed to make throughout her life. Grace, Gold & Glory tells the incredible true story of a girl who overcame tremendous odds to bring glory to her team, her country, and her Creator.Following her amazing performance in the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas made history as the first African American to win the all-around competition, in addition to winning gold as a crucial member of the women’s gymnastics team. But if it wasn’t for several key moments — and people — in Gabrielle’s life, none of this would have ever been possible. In this autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, proving you can reach your dreams if you trust in God and let yourself soar.
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Gabrielle Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she made history, becoming the first US gymnast to take home a team and an individual gold medal in the same Olympics. Gabrielle began her training at age six, and became the Virginia State Champion only two years later. When she was fourteen, she left her family in Virginia Beach to train with coach Liang Chow in Des Moines, Iowa. Under Chow’s guidance, and with tremendous faith in God’s plan for her, Gabrielle competed in the Olympic Trials and walked away with the only guaranteed spot on the team. Since her Olympic triumph, Gabrielle has used her platform to inspire millions with a powerful message: With hard work and persistence, any dream is possible. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great June 9 2013
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Very interesting read for a young gymnast. You will learn about the hard work to get gold. My daughter is enjoying it. We would recommend to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for teen athletes Dec 7 2012
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Are you a teen athlete or the parent supporting the dream of one? Gabby Douglas unlocks her story, and in doing so, she inspires the young athletes and their parents who follow a similar path. Giving the glory to God, Gabby is living proof that faith and family sustain when the physical body and mind fall short. When I read the end of chapter 18, my eyes filled with tears. Gabby knows my daughter's conflict! It isn't just me as a mom and my daughter as a Junior Olympic athlete (a diver, not a gymnast, but it all rings true, regardless of the sport). Even the best, most talented, and most successful like Gabby Douglas are torn between being a top-performing athlete and being a normal teenager. Her writing sings to the heart of a teen, phrased in a way that lets your mind imagine the exact words coming from a little personal text message from Gabby to you. She empowers her decisions with Biblical truth, and in doing so, she helps us believe that God's plan is perfect, no matter how the world may convince you otherwise. This is a must-read, and I can hardly wait until Christmas day, when my daughter can devour Gabby's inspiring words.
32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an Inspiring Story! Dec 7 2012
By Mia - Published on Amazon.com
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As the editor of Their Journey to the PhD, I know first-hand about overcoming struggles to achieve something great and wanting to inspire others with our actions! From being homeless to experiences with racism, she provides a real life discussion of her journey to the gold medal in the sport of gymnastics. I highly recommend this book for anyone to read but especially for young girls who have a dream.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book for Teens and Parents Dec 27 2012
By Mom2teen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book had to be the best Christmas gift that my teen had under the tree in relation to the substance in it. It speaks talks about having a "Faith Walk" and several scriptures to support Gabby's walk along the way. It shows that it's not easy accomplishing your dreams, but knowing that if Gabby got there, you can too. I read the book in less than one day. I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to hear more about her struggle and determination to get there. The book is also on a level the teens can understand and very interesting to keep their attention. I highly recommend this book!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Favorite Autobiography from my Favorite Olympic Athlete! April 30 2013
By My Full Bookshelf Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is probably my favorite autobiographies I have read so far. It was so cool to read about my all-time favorite olympic athlete and learn more about her.

Gabby's story is really inspirational, and one that I would encourage people to read. She overcame so much; a rare disorder, bullying, and an absent father. It is easy to see when reading that her faith is really important to her!

It's cool to read about Gabby as a normal kid, as well as learn about her road to the Olympics. At one point, Gabby talks about how she and her friend loved the show H2O: Just Add Water, which I thought was awesome because my sister and I used to watch that show all the time!

The one thing I didn't like was that there were one or two 'lols'. I don't exactly love it when people put text talk in a book; save it for your phones! That is the only thing that really annoyed me about this book. Other than that, I thought it was a wonderful, inspirational book. If you loved the olympics, and especially if you love gymnastics, Gabby Douglas' autobiography is an absolute must-read!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Granddaughter Loves it!!! Sept. 4 2013
By L. Meredith Harris - Published on Amazon.com
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The book arrived as stated. This was a gift for my granddaughter who takes gymnastics. She was surprised and impressed when she saw the pin-up poster inside!!!
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