At age twenty, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time
Olympic gold and silver medalist and a national- and world-champion athlete.
Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national
spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars. Yet Shawn is no stranger to hard work and
adversity. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win
in Beijing— the all-around Olympic gold medal—was the loss of a dream she’d
worked for since childhood. And later, she suffered a staggering injury in a
skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was
really important. She wasn’t sure who she was anymore. She wasn’t sure what her
goals were. And she wasn’t sure she was satisfied with where she was with her
faith and God. Could she find the right kind of success in life—the kind involves
not medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing
true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the
balance beam became even more balanced. Download and start listening now!