Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series. This goal gave Canada the lead and won them the series and with that the team became known as "the Team of the Century." And Paul's goal as, "the Goal of the Century." But there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal and in TPaul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series. This goal gave Canada the lead and won them the series and with that the team became known as "the Team of the Century." And Paul's goal as, "the Goal of the Century." But there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal and in The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about scoring both on and off the ice. A family man and man with deep faith, Henderson lives each day with tremendous appreciation for the gifts life has rewarded him and has not allowed his recent diagnosis with cancer to alter his positive demeanor. Henderson takes fans back to the moment 1972 when Canada won the Summit Series, though additionally shares memories from his entire life and his early days playing hockey through to his retirement from the game and his personal challenges with Leukemia. Henderson is a hero and his book is one that all fans of hockey and life will enjoy....
|Title||:||The Goal of My Life: A Memoir|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Goal of My Life: A Memoir Reviews
First 1/3 of the book gives an overview of Henderson's hockey career, second third focuses on "the Goal", final third focuses on his ministry to businessmen through Campus Crusade for Christ that he has headed for the past 30 years. He is very open and up front about his faith and how it changed his life. Best part of the book was the chapter on stories people have told him on where they were when The Goal was scored and how it impacted their life, including the heart-warming story of the couple who were planning a divorce yet after watching the Goal and celebrating together, they decided to give their marriage another try! Weakest part of the book is the chapter of testimonials from businessmen involved in Henderson's ministry. The testimonies are great and should be in the book, but there are too many of them and many of them say the same thing. Henderson has shown himself over time to be the Real Deal in terms of a Christian athlete who has taken seriously the platform God has given him to impact people's lives for good. The book isn't great literature ... like Gordie Howe's bio it reads like he is sitting across the table just talking to you ... but it is very inspirational and worth the read.
A great book! i am not a great hockey fan but I read the book as Paul Henderson is the grandfather of students I teach. The book was great..... I especially enjoyed the sharing of his personal, as opposed to hockey journey. Easy to read, I laughed and cried..... Great man! He spoke at one of our assemblies, and he touched my heart.