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When Olympic medal-winning gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Johnson failed to take home the all-around gold in Beijing, she lost a dream she'd worked for since childhood---and was forced to rethink her goals. Follow her journey to find success in life that doesn't involve trophies---but does include peace, love, and lasting joy! 288 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
At age 20, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars. Yet Shawn is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win in Beijing, the all-around Olympic gold medal, was the loss of a dream shed worked for since childhood. And later, she suffered a staggering injury in a skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was really important. She wasnt sure who she was anymore. She wasnt sure what her goals were. And she wasnt sure she was satisfied with where she was with her faith and God. Could she find the right kind of success in lifethe kind that doesnt involve medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the balance beam became even more balanced.