Bryan Clay’s story is a remarkable work of the persistent grace of God. From early on in Clay’s life, it was evident that God had set him apart for something special, even if Clay did not think so. This reader was greatly encouraged by the incredible providence of God in the circumstances and stages of life that Bryan Clay found himself in.
In the book, Clay is honest to share his struggles, doubts, and sheer rebellion. However, despite the difficulties and consequences of his early and consistent rebellion, he was truly found by God in college. One of the great issues within the pages of this story is how Bryan Clay made commitments to God in his flesh, prayed many prayers, and gave numerous attempts to live for God, yet holding on to his desires and dreams. It was in college where Clay hit rock bottom spiritually and physically and found himself without support from certain people in his life, yet still pursued by the love of God in Christ.
Clay’s testimony about daily surrender to Christ and His plans for him are something to be emulated. God truly lives in those who die to themselves daily. This is what is happening in the life of Bryan Clay and is the main reason why he is a silver and gold medal winner in the Olympic Games.
The story is one to be read and shared because of the emphasis of a true gospel testimony and the priority of Christ and family throughout the book.
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