Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

Author: Gabrielle Douglas,Michelle Burford

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310740681

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3887


The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas—the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion—revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to readers ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielle’s journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring books on the market today for reader ages 13 and up

Grace, Gold & Glory

Author: Gabrielle Douglas,Michelle Burford

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310740612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 8891


The Olympic gold medalist shares the story of her life and how her faith allowed her to persevere and reach her dreams.

Decisions That Changed My Life

Author: Excel Ogugbue, PhD

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 149084919X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 8975


Decisions That Changed My Life: An Inspiring True-Life Story Decisions That Changed My Life--the practical life experience of a poor African kid who grew up in the City of Aba, Nigeria--is for anyone who wants to read and learn about an inspiring true story. Excel Ogugbue offers up his dramatic life story as an example of how to beat the odds and live your dreams. His journey from loss and hardship in Nigeria to life in the United States is a gripping story that combines practical, nitty-gritty advice with exhilarating inspiration. This is an engaging story filled with the twists and turns, the drama and disappointments of real life. With a doctorate degree in petroleum engineering and a promising career in the oil and gas industry, Excel shares his experiences with raising money to fund his education and to support his family, as well as his inspiring stories of academic success, faith, honesty, and integrity that made him a candidate for the top.

Reward: A Biblical Perspective

Author: Timothy Babatunde

Publisher: Trendy Publishing

ISBN: 1628905093

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 7716


For too long christians have embraced a minuscule understanding of reward. In this brilliantly written book, Timothy Babatunde challenges your thought pattern, authoritatively stating that reward did not originate from man, but from God to motivate and bless His people; hence, it is something Christians should boldly expect for every work done. He offers a fresh understanding of the impact and the various facets of reward; and begins setting the stage for this inspiring work with the story of two students who have worked very hard and at par with each other, gunning for the same prize, but in the reward from man, only one of these two students will have the ultimate prize. The question remains, who? Our existence on earth is not a dress rehearsal, it’s the real deal. For whatever works done on earth, there is a reward; what manner of reward it turns out to be, remains to be seen, as every work is weighed by motive and tested by fire to determine the quality. For while many give their lives to Christ, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. He offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, knowing and loving Christ in all that you do as a christian, with the consciousness that there is a reward for every work done, no matter how small. This book will show you that your ernest expectation of a reward is truly just the beginning of your best life yet.

Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles [2 volumes]

Author: Adrienne N. Milner,Jomills Henry Braddock II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 529

View: 5125


Covering a breadth of topics surrounding the current state of women in sports, this two-volume collection taps current events, sociological and feminist theory, and recent research to contextualize women's experiences in sports within a patriarchal society and highlight areas for improvement. • Includes contributions from a wide variety of athletes and scholars from around the world and comprises content edited by two editors of different sexes and races • Challenges conventional wisdom surrounding women's place and treatment in sport as female athletes continue to break sex barriers and shatter previous expectations regarding their ability to compete against men • Relates topics of sexism, gender expectations, and discrimination to key issues within the larger social structure

Elite?

Author: Adam D. Metz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532603797

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Beyond an occasional sports-inspired sermon illustration, sports are generally regarded as having little relevance to the Christian faith. More often, they are viewed as a welcome and safe reprieve from politics and religion. Quietly, however, as they avoid the discerning eye of the church, sports are slowly overtaking families and overwhelming parents. Under the labels "elite," "select," and "travel," a new experience of sports has taken root in American culture demanding financial burdens, time commitments, and heightened pressures never before seen. Community leaders from various public sectors have criticized many recent trends in youth sports, but, alas, where has the church been? This new "elite" expression of youth sports is quickly building an intimidating front against the church. As church attendance declines, "elite" youth sports participation is on the rise. This book ventures into the challenging, controversial, and powerful world of youth sports. Young people participate in sports more than just about any other activity, and the church has neglected its role in providing a voice of discernment for what participating in sports should look like. Christians are desperately in need of a manifesto for helping them wrestle with the complex, exciting, and often exhausting world of youth sports.

Black Women's Yoga History

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438483651

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions. How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of enslavement, segregation, and migration to the Civil Rights, Black Power, and New Age movements have been in existence all along. Life writings by Harriet Jacobs, Sadie and Bessie Delany, Eartha Kitt, Rosa Parks, Jan Willis, and Tina Turner are only a few examples of personal case studies that are included here, illustrating how these women managed traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. In more than fifty yoga memoirs, Black women discuss practices of reflection, exercise, movement, stretching, visualization, and chanting for self-care. By unveiling the depth of a struggle for wellness, memoirs offer lessons for those who also struggle to heal from personal, cultural, and structural violence. This intellectual history expands conceptions of yoga and defines inner peace as mental health, healing, and wellness that is both compassionate and political. Stephanie Y. Evans is a Professor of Black Women’s Studies, Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American Studies and in the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at Georgia State University. Her books include Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons (coedited with Andrea D. Domingue and Tania D. Mitchell); Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (coedited with Kanika Bell and Nsenga K. Burton); and African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research (coedited with Colette M. Taylor, Michelle R. Dunlap, and DeMond S. Miller), all published by SUNY Press.

Great Moments in Olympic Gymnastics

Author: Blythe Lawrence

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629686506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Perhaps no sporting event has told more amazing stories than the Olympic Games. Great Moments in Olympic Gymnastics tells the stories of surprise and dominance, of inspiration and determination, of persistence and overcoming adversity. Title includes colorful descriptions of memorable moments old and new, a list of great Olympic gymnasts, Great Moment sidebars, and frequent subheads. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Female Olympian and Paralympian Events

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767925

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 4115


Female Olympian and Paralympian Events is a groundbreaking book that examines women’s sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have long been underappreciated and under-analyzed. The book begins with a brief background on women’s participation in the Olympic Games and their role relative to the International Olympic Committee, then introduces the underlying Gendered Critical Discourse Analysis theory used throughout the book’s analysis before delving into a literature review of female Olympians and Paralympians’ events. It includes a listing of noteworthy “firsts” in the field, followed by individual discussions of twenty-eight Summer and seven Winter events, analyzed according to their historical, rhetorical, and popular cultural representations. Women’s unique role(s) in the various events are discussed, particular athletes and Paralympic events are highlighted, and original tables are also included. At the end of each section, affiliated organizations and resources are included in this invaluable referential volume.

African American Firsts, 4th Edition

Author: Joan Potter

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758292422

Category: Reference

Page: 424

View: 8834


Updated With The Latest Facts And Photos "A Black history buff's dream." --Ebony From ground-breaking achievements to awe-inspiring feats of excellence, this definitive resource reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans in fields as diverse as government, entertainment, education, science, medicine, law, the military, and the business world. Discover the first doctor to perform open heart surgery and the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Learn about the first African Americans to walk in space, to serve two terms as President of the United States, and many other wonderful and important contributions often accomplished despite poverty, discrimination, and racism. Did you know that. . . At her first Olympics, Gabrielle Douglas became the first African American woman to win gold in both the team and individual all-around Olympic competitions. Sophia Danenberg scaled new heights as the first African American to reach the top of Mount Everest. Dr. Patricia E. Bath revolutionized laser eye surgery as the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent. Shonda Rhimes was the first African American woman to create and produce a top television series. Ursula Burns was the first African American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Spanning colonial days to the present, African American Firsts is a clear reflection of a prideful legacy, a celebration of our changing times, and a signpost to an even greater future. Over 100 Pages of Photographs Fully Revised and Updated "Fascinating. . .an excellent source for browsing and for locating facts that are hard to find elsewhere." --School Library Journal "I recommend this book, a tool with innumerable possibilities which will help individuals understand. . .the contributions and inventions of African Americans." --The late Dr. Betty Shabazz "For browsing or serious queries on great achievements by blacks in America." --Booklist