Swimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin StoryNatalie Davis Miller
Swimming with Faith by Natalie Davis Miller is the story of well-known and admired swimmer Missy Franklin. Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world; she is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstrok... Read More
Ages: 9 - 12
Page Count: 128
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 10, 2016
- UPC: 9780310747079
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 144
- Publish Date: May 10, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 12
- Audience Age Minimum: 8
- BISAC: "SPO043000"
- ISBN: 0310747074
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- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 7/22/2016
With the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics just a few weeks away, Swimming With Faith was a fun addition to our summer reading list. Since Missy Franklin burst onto the world stage at the last summer Olympic games we have been fans. She presents such an engaging presence that represents her faith, family, and country so well.
Swimming With Faith is sure to appeal to the young aspiring swimmer in your midst. The story begins with Missy's early years and takes the reader through the whole journey of her fascinating life and career. I appreciated how relatable this biography was. It describes how Missy started swimming at age 5 like so many other American girls. She also tells of her time on different swim teams like many girls compete on.
We all know that every little girl isn't going to achieve the same success in swimming that Missy has, but the book encourages girls to find what God especially designed them for. Missy believes that she was designed to be a swimmer. She describes the different aspects of her make up and how they lend to swimming. While sharing that she also encourages other girls to seek God's design for themselves.
If you've got a girl that is interested in swimming specifically or in just seeking what she should become this is a great book for exploring that. It is also a great book to read before the summer Olympics in Rio starts. Now that we've read it we are looking forward to cheering Missy on as we watch her races.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
- A story of faith, family and determiniation to follow your path by Julia on 5/7/2016
This book doesn’t disappoint when talking about the determination and challenges faced by a teenager who is Olympic bound. You see Missy on her journey, be introduced to God and the church and take the road that God had intended for her and running on it! She tries to keep herself grounded by staying in her hometown, instead of moving for training, and doing things with her friends as any “normal” teenager would do. When she is faced with a trying time it is her faith, her friends and family (fans included) that pull her through. Missy is a great example of finding your path, giving it your all (110 percent in her words) and being the best you can be.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.