The Goal of My Life

The Goal of My Life

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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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 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.
Publisher: Toronto : Fenn/M&S, c2012.
ISBN: 9780771046506
Characteristics: xviii, 285 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lajoie, Roger 1958-


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This is an excellent memoir about a man who is more than just a hockey legend who scored the goal that woke up Canada.

It is an account of his life and career before, during and after hockey but more importantly it is the account of a man who learned there are goals and then there are goals.

The Goal of My Life is a fitting title for this book about discovering what life really is meant to be for a person and includes anecdotes by those who know Paul Henderson before and after he gave his life to Jesus.

I think this is the kind of biography that could impact many lives if only it were read by many people.

Oct 02, 2012

For hockey fans who were forever changed by the Summit Series, reading Henderson's story 40 years after the fact rekindle many memories. While Henderson's story has been told countless times by himself and others over the years, this book offers new insights into Henderson's feelings on being rejected by the Hockey Hall of Shame and is very candid and inspiring in detailing his current battle with cancer and his determination to 'end well'.

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