Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. She was Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and the American Swimmer of the Year in 2012. This story tells of her rise in fame and humbleness in the sport.
|Contributor(s)||Natalie Davis Miller|
|About the Contributor(s)||Natalie Davis Miller
Natalie Davis Miller has been a professional writer for more that seventeen years, writing a variety of stories for print and web, including articles on many sports figures such as football legend and movie icon Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger and Olympians Cullen Jones and Kelly Clark in the Zonderkidz biographies, Speed to Glory, The Cullen Jones Story and Reaching New Heights, The Kelly Clark Story. Miller connects with her subjects and tells their stories in an informative and inspiring way, with a personal goal to glorify God using her writing talents.
|Publish Date||May 10, 2016|
- Review by Fitzysmom
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. (Posted on 7/22/2016)
- Review by Penny
“Swimming with Faith” is a biography of Missy Franklin, written by Natalie Davis Miller.
Missy Franklin was a gold medal winner for her swimming. I like that she decided early on to make it a point to stay a normal teenager. She still did her school and even some of her school activities. She even went on spiritual retreats. And, she always remembered to give God the glory for all she had. It is said that she has been swimming since she was five years old.
I don’t usually read biographies, but I would definitely recommend this one for tweens and teens. This is very inspirational.
(Posted on 7/18/2016)
- Review by April
I like that this female encourages not just girls but all who will read her book. She will helps us realize that no matter what we need to not be shy and continue to do things well and give all the glory to God! What a great role model to kids but to any christian who has struggled with professing Christ and living as a good example to that! (Posted on 6/4/2016)
- Review by Jackie
- Review by Jalynn
Even through all of her struggles she still has managed to become an Olympic gold medalist and achieve many world records and she also does a lot of charity work. She is a good role model and I enjoyed reading her story. I wish there were more like her!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 5/5/2016)