Greater Than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption


With the Olympics in full swing, David Boudia’s new book, Greater Than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption is a relevant read. In the 2010 Olympics, Boudia won the gold medal in the 10 metre platform diving competition. But his new book focuses on something greater than his achievements, which is his faith in Jesus Christ.

Greater Than Gold shows how Boudia’s life became richer when he changed his focus from wordly things to faith. Boudia emphasizes how true joy his found through Christ, not in fame and success. As he tells his story, Boudia discusses his childhood, college years, and relationship with his wife, Sonnie. He also talks about what it was like to compete at the Olympics. The book is a relatively quick read, and a good portion is devoted to Boudia’s Olympic experiences.

The readers who will be most interested in this story are those who want to learn more about Boudia and his diving career. Due to the book’s conversational style and athletic theme, it is somewhat reminiscent of Catch a Star: Shining Through Adversity to Become a Champion by Tamika Catchings.

You can find Greater Than Gold here.

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