Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith

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Zondervan, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
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In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.

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Review: Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith

User Review  - NewFranklin School - Goodreads

I love this book! Not only is this book well written but it inspires me and I think every body should read it because she has an amazing story! It will grab your attention the whole way through! -Maddy Z. Read full review

Review: Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith

User Review  - Sharice - Goodreads

great book. what an Olympic Journey. Its motivational, a little spiritual, its well put together. what an awesome life shes lived and shes still young! great person & wonderful role model. beautiful person inside and out. I also found a new respect for gymnasts! Read full review

About the author (2012)

Gabrielle Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she made history, becoming the first US gymnast to take home a team and an individual gold medal in the same Olympics. Gabrielle began her training at age six, and became the Virginia State Champion only two years later. When she was fourteen, she left her family in Virginia Beach to train with coach Liang Chow in Des Moines, Iowa. Under Chow's guidance, and with tremendous faith in God's plan for her, Gabrielle competed in the Olympic Trials and walked away with the only guaranteed spot on the team. Since her Olympic triumph, Gabrielle has used her platform to inspire millions with a powerful message: With hard work and persistence, any dream is possible. Visit her online at

Michelle Burford is a Harvard-trained journalist in Manhattan and a founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine . Though she has visited nearly three dozen countries on six continents and interviewed scores of folks along the way, she'd never once even attempted a cartwheel until the day she watched Gabby claim the Olympic gold medal. One month and two enormous bumps on the forehead later, Michelle teamed up with Gabby to bring you the story behind the story. To check out more of Michelle's creations, swing by .

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