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.
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An Athlete of Inspiration for Women Everywhare
What truly stands out the most from this book is living life as a female athlete who tries to plan her roots and goes for the kill. Like many other female athletes who have been famously know for such many talents along with their efforts, Shawn Johnson has pushed the limit towards making something greater than what’s normal in her lifestyle. From the good times to the struggles, through dealing with relationships when it comes to families and for honoring a special someone she supports to by heart, Shawn Johnson has this constant balancing beam that she deals with for a lifetime in trying to find what’s truly a sign that signifies from where she stands out as a role model.
This book is recommended for all Shawn Johnson fans if you’re willing to know more about her personal life along with how she dealt with her career as an gymnastics athlete!
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I’ve read this book a million times! Never can put it down!
This is the best book ever the way she writes it I can't take my eyes off it she is a beautiful and amazing girl and such an amazing role model:)!