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Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

Format: Hardcover

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Gold-winning US gymnast and Olympic All-Around champion Gabrielle Douglas tells her personal story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.

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.

Contributor(s) Gabrielle Douglas , Michelle Burford
About the Contributor(s) Gabrielle Douglas

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

Michelle Burford is a #1 New York Times bestselling collaborative writer and a founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a Harvard-trained journalist whose work has taken her to more than 35 countries on six continents. A native of Phoenix, Michelle now resides in New York City. Visit her online at


UPC 025986740610
ISBN-10 0310740614
ISBN-13 9780310740612
Release Date Dec 4, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.8500
Height 9.25
Width 6.31
Length 224
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $24.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
I just love healthy role models for my little girl growing up in this world where it seems that unhealthy people dominate the media. My four year old Paige loves gymnastics and I showed her this book by Gabrielle Douglas: Grace, Gold & Glory and talked to her about her amazing life!

Since the whole book is wonderfully illustrated with pictures from Gabrielle's life, I was able to go through it with Paige even though she's just four. There is a picture of Gabrielle close to Paige's age when she started gymnastics so I talked to her about how she got her start when she was just a little girl.

Paige's eyes were huge with wonder while I talked to her about the olympics and explained what it meant and how she could grow up to do that someday. I want my kids to dream big and aim high and Gabrielle Douglas is such an amazing example of that and she does it all with grace, humility and most importantly, her faith.

This book is actually not designed for four year olds as you might have guessed. I just really enjoyed sharing it with mine since she has a love of gymnastics. This book would be perfect for adolescent girls who need to get that same message that my little one is getting of encouragement, faith, affirmation and dreaming big no matter what life serves your way.

The book is filled with lots of things that tweens and teens will relate to like the hash tags that dominate our social media. The book is broken down so that it can be easily read just a few minutes at a time as you have time. It chronicles her journey and her ups and downs and everything in between.

If you have a daughter that's a gymnastics fan, this would be such an amazing gift for her! Grace, Gold and Glory shows what a beautiful shining example of God's grace and love that Gabrielle is in our dark world today!
(Posted on 7/12/2014)

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