Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Greater Than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption, a review

I've been curious as to what brought David Boudia to follow the Lord after the 2008 Olympics. This is that story and so much more.  It reads like a novel but it is the true story of how his quest to be the best almost ruined him.  It is also the story of redemption.

He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it takes to be a world class athlete.  Once I started reading, I could not put the book down.  For his journey after becoming a Christian was not easy, there were many ups and downs and even though one knows the outcome... the reader is left on the edge of their seat wondering what happens next.

This book is an essential read for the young Christian athlete who struggles with living in a world that makes walking with Christ difficult.  It is an excellent book to give to any young person who needs an honest hero.  It should be read by every parent, grandparent, coach, youth pastor, and college pastor who may think their influence is not important.

I highly recommend this book.  At the time of this writing, Boudia and Steele Johnson have won a silver medal in synchronized diving in Rio.  He will also be diving for an individual medal.

This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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Sandi said...

I saw a news clip recently of David Boudia talking about his faith. Inspiring! I read Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps are also believers.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I saw an interview with David and his diving partner after they won their medal. It was so great to hear them clearly and publicly proclaim Christ!

Vee said...

Sounds interesting...I know nothing of this athlete and am not watching The Olympics, but it is good to have heroes.

Heather LeFebvre said...

I just happened to be able to watch that diving competition (have only seen a smattering of Olympics) and saw the interview at the end where both divers gave public testimony to Christ. This book sounds really good! Will check the library right now!

Carrie said...

Oh, this sounds really interesting!