Skip to main content

Redemption by Bryan Clay

Redemption is the key to a Christian’s life. It is also the key to Bryan Clay’s life. Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, Clay clearly shows how it was only through the redemptive power of God in his life that he has risen to be known as the World’s Greatest Athlete.

Clay was born into a fairly loving and stable family. But after his mother becomes a Christian, things quickly fall apart and his father leaves. Clay reaction to this is to strike out in anger and violence. A wise counselor tells his mother that Clay needs to participate in sports of some kind before it is too late. Giving the choice to swim or run track and field, Clay chose the track and found his calling. Through the ups and downs of a normal athletic career, Clay learns time and again to give his best and trust in God to take care of the rest.

I enjoyed reading about an athlete that so clearly thanks God for all of success. Clay is eager to point out that he is wrong body type to be a decathlete and yet he has won both a silver and gold medal in the Olympics. I also liked how the lessons he learned on the track apply to his life off the track as well. There were many things that I could take away and apply to my life as well. It was refreshing to read about a family centered athlete. He will be one of the athletes that I am going to keep a close eye on as the 2012 Olympics draw near.

I received a copy of this book for free from Book Sneeze. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.


Popular posts from this blog

Planning for 2018

So about this time of the year last year, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and finally came to the conclusion that I was not keeping very good track of things and my life. So, I bought and planner and I love it. But, in my search for a planner, I kept thinking there has to be something that can not only help me plan well, but also help and encourage me spiritually. Then, last year Jamie Ivey highlighted Anchored Press in her 2016 Gift Giving Guide. And I knew I was going to be getting a planner from Anchored Press for 2018.
And it has arrived! And I love it!

I am so excited to start using this planner in the new year. I hope that it will help encourage me in all areas of my life.

Coming Home from Michigan

Following the Truck Parade, we spent a bit of time at a park near Nick and Dawn's house. And then off to airport. 
We were nicely on time. Check-in went fine, but a little longer because of Gideon not being connected to our family. Security was a breeze and we were soon on our way and in Detroit. We easily found our gate in Detroit, had a 10 minute delay for boarding, but soon enough we were on the plane.
And that it when the bottom fell out. 
While on the plane, the pilots revived notice that Toronto was shut down due to weather. We waited about 20-30 minutes on the plane. They gave us snacks. Then they had us get off the plane and wait in the terminal. Every 30 minutes or so we would be updated that we were still delayed. And we were watching dark clouds and lightening roll into the area surround Detroit, too. Soon, the Detroit airport was shut down too. They brought out snacks and drinks a few different times, but finally around 10 pm (so over 5 hours of being delayed in the a…

L.M Montgomery's Beginning and End

My birthday present to myself this year was to join the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is an online book club and I am so excited to be a part of it. I haven't been in book club in a long time, mostly because all of the invitations I get usually end with, "and at our meetings, we usually don't talk about the book very much, so it doesn't matter if you read it or not." What is the point of a book club if you are not actually going to talk about the book? So, anyway, I am excited to be a part of a community of people who read as much as I do and like to talk about what they read.
I was even more excited when I learned that the pick for November was going to be Emily of New Moon. And since I have lived on PEI for almost 7 years and had yet to visit L. M. Montgomery's Birthplace, I figured it was high time. So the kids and I hopped in the van this afternoon and drove through some lovely countryside to New London, PEI.

 The little home is full of all sorts of Mo…