Kim's willingness to share openly about her past pain and disappointment, as well as her times of gladness and triumph, is a tremendous encouragement. This book will help every reader to recognize that God is working in their life, even when they don’t realize it. Unfavorable Odds holds not just a compelling story about one woman's life - but a critical lesson for every one of us.
Shaunti Feldhahn, bestselling author
This is a story for anyone who feels the hurdles are too high, the valleys too deep. Kim’s journey from the streets of Richmond to the UCLA Hall of Fame will fill you with joy and hope, rooted in the certainty that perseverance is the greatest gift of all.
Lesley Visser, Sportscaster
Kim Anthony’s book is a moving account of faith, reconciliation, and the power of forgiveness. It is both painful and uplifting—one incredible journey that should not be missed.
Chris Riley, marriage and family therapist and wife of Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley
Riveting, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and inspirational: Unfavorable Odds has it all. From wanderer to pilgrim, from the neighborhood to world-class achievement, from lonely to deeply loved, Kim Anthony has lived an extraordinary life and invites all of us to share in the hope-filled highlights.
Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and Pure Pleasure
The transparency by which Kim recalls the hardships of her life allows us to experience a spectrum of emotions. It is a truly inspirational story of how faith takes her from abandonment, adversity, and insecurity to forgiveness, love, and purpose.
Ruth Riley, Olympic gold medalist, WNBA
Kim's story of perseverance, hard work, and faithfulness will inspire everyone. Coming from humble beginnings myself, it’s amazing to hear how Kim overcame so many things and emotions to climb to the top. She is a true inspiration!
Swin Cash, Olympic gold medalist, WNBA
No matter if you come from the Bottom or the top, God gives passion, potential, and purpose to us all. Kim's story is a testimony that God can take what most see as setbacks and turn them into setups for one's success.
Annett Davis, 2000 Olympian, beach volleyball
Kim has outdone herself with a message that gives hope to those with less than the ideal circumstances, proving anything is possible if you work toward it. This book can inspire anyone struggling with their self-confidence, giving them the courage to step outside of their current environment and grow through life's experiences. Unfavorable Odds also demonstrates how God will strategically place the right people in your life at just the right time, allowing you to excel beyond belief through a relationship with him.
Lauryn Williams, track and field world champion and Olympian
Kim scores a perfect 10! Unfavorable Odds is a wonderful story of trial to triumph. A timely message of hope for anyone who is going through a challenging season of life. Kim shares a transparent heart that is both candid and clear. God has a plan and purpose for us all; we just have to believe it!
Byron Davis, former swimming world record holder
Kim Hamilton Anthony shattered the socially accepted prejudice that all great gymnasts are short and that all black gymnasts are bulky and don't have good lines. The fact that Kimmy was 5'7", stunningly beautiful, and the perfect combination of strength and grace made her an anomaly.
Valorie Kondos-Field, UCLA Gymnastics head coach
Kim's story is encouraging and inspiring. She shares how the Lord has seen her through life's difficulties. I appreciate Kim's authenticity. I know it to be true in her life as well as this book. Let the pages speak to your heart as they did to mine.
Dr. René D. Rochester, CEO Urban S.E.T. Inc
Within these pages are penned the heart of a woman transformed by life’s challenges. Unfavorable Odds is a very compelling and personal story of a journey taken on a road of vulnerability, personal sacrifices, and belief, ultimately, in the power of the Creator to make crooked paths straight. Contained herein also lay invitations for self-reflection and opportunities to discover lessons that are frequently hidden in life’s everyday ups and downs.
William D. Parham, PhD, ABPP, psychologist