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Playing With Purpose: Basketball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Top NBA StarsMike YorkeyBarbour / 2011 / Hardcover$3.39 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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No athletic scholarships, ignored by the NBA draft, waived by team after team, yet Jeremy Lin remained positive and never doubted Gods plan. Finally picked up by the New York Knicks, a teammates injury placed Lin on the court after weeks on the bench. Since then, Lin has captivated the sports world with his incredible basketball skills as a New York Knick and now Houston Rocket. This is his remarkable story.
Mike Yorkey is an author, coauthor, and collaborator living in Encinitas, California, with more than seventy books to his credit. His most recent book is Believe: The Eric LeGrand Story, the story of Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down on a kickoff play in 2010. He has collaborated with former San Francisco Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky and tennis star Michael Chang, and he has also written for numerous sports magazines. His website is www.mikeyorkey.com.
Jesse Florea has written and edited for Focus on the Family for over 20 years. As editorial director for youth publications, he oversees Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines, and he co-hosts the Official Adventures in Odyssey podcast. Jesse has written or co-written more than a dozen books, including the best-selling devotionals The One Year Devos for Sports Fans and The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, in Colorado Springs and enjoys hanging out with his two grown children.