Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review: Redemption

Redemption by Bryan Clay

Redemption is the biography of Bryan Clay, reigning Olympic Gold Medalist in the Decathlon. 

Bryan grew up in a somewhat broken home and tried to take the easy way through life, not working hard at much of anything except causing trouble. His God-fearing mother prayed for him through it all and told him that she knew that He would do great things… until one day, he medaled in the Olympics.

Not only is this story a great story of troubled kid turned good, but this book takes you through the seldom-seen journey to being an Olympian. It’s phenomenal and inspiring. With the Olympics coming up in a few weeks it’s given me a whole new appreciation for the sacrifice the athletes go through to become the very best at what they do. I’ll definitely be watching for Bryan Clay in this Olympics; if he medals in the decathlon, regardless of what medal it is, he’ll be the only decathlete to ever medal three times. Now, that’s pretty cool.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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