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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryan Clay, Joel Kilpatrick Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781621880110
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The true nature of redemption is remarkable. And no one knows that better than Bryan Clay—an Olympic champion who was once a traveler on the dark road to destruction. From his broken family to his troubled youth, Clay’s odds in life were more in favor of ending in criminality than in athletic victory on the world stage. But thanks to his mother—a woman of conviction, relentlessly dedicated to prayer—God’s design for his life began to develop in a most miraculous way, turning Clay into a champion of more than just athletics but also of faith and family. Priceless lessons of trust, perseverance, and hope await as Redemption reminds us that life is precious and—just like the sport that affords Clay the title of World’s Greatest Athlete—every second counts. With an inside glimpse into the fascinating world of track and field, re-discover a God whose plans often unfold exactly like Clay’s life: victorious against all odds. “I have been put on earth not only to win medals and enjoy the thrill of competition but also, ultimately, to point people to the faithfulness of God.” —Bryan Clay

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  • "Kelly Dolan narrates world-champion athlete Bryan Clay’s compelling life story. In an even tone, Dolan perfectly renders Clay’s early academic indifference, involvement with drugs and gang violence, and family’s dysfunction. But despite unmanageable circumstances, Clay’s mother was steadfast in her belief in the power of God and in her son’s potential. Narrator Dolan’s portrayal of Clay’s mother has an authentic ring. Further, he provides a powerful account of the extraordinary disciplined training that developed Clay’s mind, spirit, and body, turning him into an Olympic decathlon medalist—silver 2004 and gold in 2008. Clay’s story of personal salvation explains why in competition he carries a banner that reads “. . . in Christ alone.” G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
  • “Compelling…In an even tone, Dolan perfectly renders Clay’s early academic indifference, involvement with drugs and gang violence, and family’s dysfunction…Dolan’s portrayal of Clay’s mother has an authentic ring.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare Cannon | 1/4/2014

    " Very inspiring story of a Christian athlete who went through a tough ride before getting his life together and achieving amazing things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/12/2013

    " Enjoyable, heartwarming, a quick read. Inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia loves Ben | 7/15/2013

    " great book with spiritual lessons anyone can use regardless if you're an athelete or not. Clay has a great story of faith and a very friendly and simple way of sharing deep things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 10/24/2012

    " From a rebellious angry child to the world's greatest athlete. Bryan Clay knows without a doubt who his source of strength is. In his story you will read how God works through people to guide this young man to greatest. LOVE IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 10/6/2012

    " Inspiring book! The determination and commitment that Bryan shares is amazing. I love how he shares his life story and faith in God in a "not flashy" kinda way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 7/5/2012

    " Excellent athlete autobiography with good insights about keeping perspective in life and putting the right priorities--God and family--above athletic achievement. "

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About the Author

Bryan Clay won the decathlon gold in Beijing and the silver in Athens in 2004. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and the beach. He also counts it an honor and a privilege to coach and inspire children to make wise decisions, develop good time management skills, stay in school, follow their dreams, and maintain a well-balanced life style. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children.

About the Narrator

Kelly Ryan Dolan is a graduate of Judson College. His voice-over credits include the Left Behind radio drama and works for Sonlife Ministries and the Willow Creek Community Church, where he currently works in youth ministry.