About the Book:
One of America’s most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story: he mounted the podium twice, winning both gold and bronze. The difference? In the intervening years, he’d changed the focus of his quest from seeking glory for himself to giving glory to God. In Greater Than Gold, Boudia provides a behind-the-scenes access to the rarefied world of world-class athletics while also showing readers that when they place their hope in God, they receive what they’ve been seeking all along.
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I love sports, especially the Olympics and I have been a fan of David and his career for many years now. Over the past couple of years he has been vocal about his faith in Christ, and how his conversion changed his life forever. Therefore, I was excited to find out about his book release prior to the games in Rio. This book offers insight into David’s life as an athlete, and his journey in realizing that there are far greater things in life than winning a gold medal. David shares his testimony and admits his struggles as well as his joys. David’s story reminded me once again that no matter what circumstances we are facing — whether good or bad — Jesus is always enough. It is also a reminder that only Jesus can fill the empty void that so many try to fill with alcohol, drugs, relationships, fame, etc. None of these things will ever satisfy like Jesus. This book is a must read for all ages, especially if you are a fan of David’s, and this makes a great gift for the teenager in your life.
About the Author:
David Boudia is an Olympic champion, a gold-medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and winner of multiple world championship medals. Winner of six NCAA national titles at Purdue University and winner of five medals in the 2012 FINA Diving World Series, Boudia was the first American male since 1986 to medal in the 10m platform at a World Championship. He lives with his wife and daughter in West Lafayette, IN