Please pardon this interruption from my regular blogging for a book review:) Today's post coming later!
I had another opportunity to read and review a book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers!
The book I chose this time was "Redemption" by Olympian Gold Medalist Bryan Clay. I wasn't sure if I would really get into this book as it is a big change from my normal reading preferences.
However, I was hooked easily beginning from the introduction. Bryan Clay journeys you through his very painful and heartbreaking childhood to his ultimate success as a medaling Olympic athlete. I was really impressed with his ability to reason through his behavior as a child and to really reflect on what happened to cause him to be such an angry troubled child. I think it was so perceptive and obviously life-changing for his chidhood counselor to suggest getting him involved in sports to save him.
Bryan Clay's story is a beautiful reminder of how God can take the most broken and "damaged" of human beings and change them into someone who glorifies and honors Him.
Not only was I drawn in to his personal story of triumph but also intrigued by his accounts of training and preparation for Championships and the Olympics. I have never been a Decathlon fan or have really known what was involved in it but I can honestly say that I'll be paying a lot more attention this summer during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Bryan Clay has a new fan rooting for him!
I would recommend this book as a good summer read.