Winning Balance

Winning Balance

What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living your Dreams

eBook - 2012
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At age 20, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars . Yet Shawn is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win in Beijing, the all-around Olympic gold medal, was the loss of a dream she'd worked for since childhood. And later, she suffered a staggering injury in a skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was really important. She wasn't sure who she was anymore. She wasn't sure what her goals were. And she wasn't sure she was satisfied with where she was with her faith and God. Could she find the right kind of success in life--the kind that doesn't involve medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the balance beam became even more balanced.
Publisher: [United States] : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
ISBN: 9781414374376
1414374372
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: French, Nancy 1974-
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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blue_bird_1597
Dec 09, 2017

Very well written and super interesting. I loved to see all her experiences and what it was like. The only thing is that as a Christian, she kinda seemed to never say Jesus and only "God". I don't know if that's because the publishers didn't want her to say that, but it was kinda hard to see how deep her faith is. And its so interesting that she was still dating Ryan at that time, and now she's married to Andrew! I wish i could have seen how they met. Great book tho

Corey G Brooks Nov 10, 2014

"I didn't finish this book, but it gave me some great advice about 'waiting'". Therefore I like it, and even more; I know she's married, because the ring on her finger on the cover; I'm kind of into small women (Not entirely though)".

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szarnstorff
Apr 08, 2014

Excellent book. Well written. What an inspiration. Interesting information you never heard about when she was in the Olympics or Dancing with the Stars.

d3ilien Jun 08, 2012

I wish it just kept going! Especially because she anounced her retirement only a few days before the release, it would be really interesting to be in her head for that decision too.

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Dec 12, 2012

blue_dolphin_3741 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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