God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC   -     By: Chad Gibbs
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God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC

Zondervan / 2010 / Paperback

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In 2008, over six milion people attended an SEC football game. They spent thousands on season tickets, donated millions to athletic departments, and for three months a year ordered their entire lives around the schedule of their favorite team.

As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but, at times, his faith is overwhelmed by fanaticism. He is not alone.

Gibbs and his six million friends do not live in a spiritually void land where such borderline idol worship would normally be accepted. They live in the American South, where, according to the 2008 American Religioud Identification Survey, 34 percent identify themselves as Christians.

This apparent contradiction that Gibbs sees in his own life, and in millions of others has led him to journey to each of the twelve schools to spend time with the rabid Christian fans of various ages and denominations. Through his journey, he learns how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310329221
ISBN-13: 9780310329220
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In 2008 over six million people attended an SEC football game. They spent thousands on season tickets, donated millions to athletic departments, and for three months a year ordered their entire lives around the schedule of their favorite team. As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but at times his faith is overwhelmed by his fanaticism. He is not alone. Gibbs and his six million friends do not live in a spiritually void land where such borderline idol worship would normally be accepted. They live in the American South, where according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, 84 percent identify themselves as Christians. This apparent contradiction that Gibbs sees in his own life, and in millions of others’, has led him to journey to each of the twelve schools to spend time with rabid Christian fans of various ages and denominations. Through his journey, he learns how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.

Author Bio

Chad Gibbs, former baby, is the best-selling (Okay, regional best-selling) author of God & Football: Faith an Fanaticism in the SEC. He has written for CNN, The Washington Post, and RELEVANT Magazine, and has made multiple (Okay, three) appearances on ESPN. Gibbs and a fellow mammal reside in Alabama with their offspring and two canines that are not their offspring. Website: www.chadgibbs.com

Author Info

Chad Gibbs holds a philosophy degree from Auburn University, is a frequent contributor to the Burnside Writers Collective, and has a decent golf game. He found football at the age of 8, found God one year later, and has spent the rest of his life worshiping one of the two. Chad an his wife currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama, with their dogs, Bob Vance and Harper.

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    This book is entertaining and it also makes you evaluate your priorities in life. Recommend for fanatical sports fans and their spouses.
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    This book was featured in our local paper on the religion page. Loved the review and knew all these S.E.C. football fanatics that would get some laughs. The bonus is they will also get thought provoking statements about GOD.

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