Last July, U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas won the hearts and minds of a nation. Just five months later, her book Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith was released. A clear and specific statement of faith, this book is one of the most inspirational books of the past year.
It’s encouraging to see good people rewarded. Gabrielle manages to thrive despite an absentee father, homesickness, and racism. Today, thanks in part to legendary gymnastics coach Liang Chow, she approaches the sport with a high degree of self-confidence, but it wasn’t always that way.
As an athlete, Gabrielle is known for what she does. As a person, she is known for who she is. Both are praiseworthy. (Zondervan)