Monday, April 4, 2016
Catch a Star
When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings stood out and felt left out, never knowing one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. She faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separated from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injury. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine.
"Catch a Star" tells Tamika's story of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named one of the WNBA's top fifteen players in history, earning three Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.
My thoughts: What an inspiring story! I love that Tamika opens up with readers on the struggles she has faced and how they have lead to blessings. Her loss of hearing has prompted her to use her other senses to pick up on body language of other players, which has made her a unique basketball player.
I also appreciated how this book is not just a book about her life on the court, but about who she is as a person and how knowing God has encouraged her to become a mentor to young people.
This book is an excellent, inspiring read!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.