Triumph! : Powerful Stories of Athletes of Faith
Author: Pat Williams, Ken Hussar
Winning really does matterwhen you’re describing the game of life. Here are more than 100 compelling stories of athletes and their faith walk. New from Pat Williams, vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and author of more than 70 books, Triumph! Powerful Stories of Athletes of Faith provides short, easy-to-read entries on baseball, basketball, football, and other players, some you already know and others worth knowing. Featuring names like Kurt Warner, Mickey Mantle, Tony Dungy, David Robinson, Andy Pettitte, and many more, Triumph! describes the Trusting, Rejoicing, Inspiring, Understanding, Meditating, Praising, and Honoring aspects of truly victorious athletes.
It is great to see how many athletes are open about their faith and willing to share stories to help others through this book and in their every day life.
Williams, senior v-p of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, is the author of 80 books (The Difference You Make) and has a gentle touch with those special tales to tell on and off the competitive field. The anecdotes he assembles from athletes, coaches, and sports observers span many generations and comment on the nature of faith, using personal narratives and poetry to depict triumph and heartache in sports. “To be able to play or coach a sport is a gift from God, but with each gift comes a responsibility to use it the right way,” writes basketball coach Kevin Standford. In many ways this is a sports book, because it takes the reader onto the playing field. Yet it is also a spiritual tome because it reveals the heart and the soul of each narrator. Some stories are told first-person, while others are about an individual. The editors include contributions from 130 writers, so some stories are better written than others. This book should appeal to sports buffs and readers interested in accounts of disciplined individuals overcoming adversity through faith. (Aug.)
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Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
288Pages / Publication Date: 20140801
Subject: REL012040-RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational,