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Redemption

A Rebellious Spirit, A Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold
Clay, Bryan, 1980- (Book - 2012)
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The inspiring and gritty story of the World's Greatest Athlete

Redemption tells the story of Bryan Clay, winner of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. By the grace of God, Bryan went from being a fist-fighting, drug-using, presuicidal kid in Hawaii to world champion in the toughest Olympic sport. His secret? A dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers.

Redemption goes beyond standard sports memoirs, giving a clear storyline of an athlete's misspent youth, his desperate Christian conversion at a time of utter personal defeat, and his mother's fervent prayers that helped transform him into a top athlete, family man, and loving father. Bryan's story will inspire mothers, fathers, and young readers alike as they experience the rise of a champion from obscurity and failure to the pinnacle of athletic achievement.

The world will be watching Bryan, at the age of 32, defend his gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012.



Thomas Nelson
This is the story of the most unlikely Olympic decathlete in history. Despite size and stature, Bryan Clay is the defending champion of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and winner of the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. His journey is as inspiring as it is gritty, as troubled as it is triumphant.

Far more than just a sports memoir, Redemption details the drudgery, devastation, and ultimate conversion that led Bryan to become a world champion. “[God] had a plan when I believed that dreams never came true because, in my life, they never did,” says Bryan. Through a remarkable series of events and devoted prayers of his mother, Bryan’s life was turned around into a victorious narrative of truly being redeemed.

Baker & Taylor
Tells the story of an Olympic decathlete's transformation from a drug-addicted teen in Hawaii to the world champion in the sport, citing his dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers as his inspiration.

Authors: Clay, Bryan, 1980-
Statement of Responsibility: Bryan Clay with Joel Kilpatrick
Title: Redemption
a rebellious spirit, a praying mother, and the unlikely path to Olympic gold
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2012
Characteristics: 249 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject Headings: Decathletes United States Biography Olympic athletes United States Biography Clay, Bryan, 1980-
Topical Term: Decathletes
Olympic athletes
Additional Contributors: Kilpatrick, Joel
LCCN: 2011042725
ISBN: 0849948274
9780849948275
Branch Call Number: B Clay C
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Dec 10, 2013
  • MT60 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Captivating story about an amazing athlete - smallest man to win Olympic decathlon.

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