Winning Balance Paperback

What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

by Shawn Johnson, Nancy French;

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Real victory comes from simply not giving up. God is big enough to handle every challenge and calm every fear

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Winning Balance

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‘Winning Balance’ is the memoirs of the American Gold-Medal Gymnast – Shawn Johnson.

The life of an Olympic gymnast has both highs and lows. Reflecting on the past 20 years, Shawn writes her personal story about the incredible highs of winning a Gold Medal and the crushing blows of her career-ending knee injury. Read about:

•  How her love for Gymnastics blossomed
•  The day she received her fist fan mail
•  Shawn’s first day at the Karoyli Ranch
•  The Olympic experience
•  Coping with the Media
•  The relationship with God that grounded her throughout her career

At the end of each chapter are short sections called ‘Lesson’s I’ve Learnt’, keeping the focus of her book clear – to inspire you through her mistakes, achievements and learnt wisdom. More of a journal than an autobiography, this inspirational book will help fans, wannabe Olympians, and young girls discover the winning attitude to achieve their dreams and the God who will lead, sustain and propel them.

“Sometimes the real victory comes from simply not giving up.  Just remember:  God is big enough to handle every challenge, and he is loving enough to calm every fear.” – Shawn Johnson, from her book ‘Winning Balance’.

“As long as you’ve done your best, making mistakes doesn’t matter. You and I are human; we will mess up. What counts is learning from your mistakes and getting back up when life has knocked you down.” – Shawn Johnson, from her book ‘Winning Balance’.

Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson, Nancy French was published by Tyndale House in April 2013 and is our 56960th best seller. The ISBN for Winning Balance is 9781414380926.

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At age 20, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; 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 that doesn’t involve 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.


1. Unbreakable
2. Finding My Place
3. Just a Normal Girl
4. Inspiration
5. The Secret Video
6. Not Your Average Summer Camp
7. “Who Is That Girl?”
8. Watch Me, World!
9. A Cast and Some Power Tools
10. Travails and Trials
11. Nothing is Certain

12. Handstands at 35,000 Feet
13. The Showdown
14. The Day I Grew Up
15. Do Not Make Bob Costas Angry
16. A Truly Winning Balance
17. More Than I’d Bargained For
18. Last Night in Beijing
19. Proud to Be an American
20. The Best of Both Worlds

21. Hollywood, Here I Come!
22. Finding My Space
23. An Arresting Development
24. Little Bullets
25. The Mirror Ball of Glory
26. Learning to Be Me Again
27. Shaping Up
28. How God Became More Real to Me
29. Wipeout

30. Everything Changes
31. The Surprise Announcement
32. A New Identity
33. Just Believe
34. No Regrets


“If you have not bought a copy of Shawn Johnson's book "Winning Balance" yet, you are missing out!” – Review.

“I fell in love with Shawn and her story and find her raw talent and passion to be so encouraging. Shawn drew me into her story so much that I finished the book within 24 hours!” – Jen, Bloggers Review.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTyndale House (April 2013)
Number of Pages253
Thickness18 mm
Height201 mm
Width132 mm
Product Code4058601
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