* When sports, life, and faith get tough, this devotional will help your tweens keep their heads up! Each of the 93 readings includes a memory verse and Scripture passage; a story of a famous athlete or sporting event; a life-application question; practical sports advice; and more. Keep your kids positive with these motivating messages! 320 pages, softcover from Zonderkidz.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0310725445 ISBN-13: 9780310725442 Availability: In Stock Ages: 8-12
Have you ever wished someone had given you a 'heads up'? Sports can be tough. Everyone falls down or has a bad game once in a while. Athletes battle temptations, criticism, and mental blocks on and off the field. They run hard, fall hard, and play hard. All-stars need a tough faith. Heads Up! combines biblical principles with stories of athletes and sporting events, fun sports trivia, tips, and rare facts and figures. Each day's thought includes a 'Game Plan' memory verse, a 'Playbook Assignment' Scripture reading, an 'Instant Replay' life application question, a 'Sports Stuff' segment with practical athletic advice, and 'On the Chalkboard' final thoughts that bring everything together. This unique devotional is great for reluctant readers and is sure to inspire young players and sports fanatics.
'Using sports to glorify God' became Dave Branon's mission when his college basketball team traveled to the Far East for basketball evangelism. A former high school teacher and coach, Dave Branon later served as managing editor of Sports Spectrum magazine for 18 years. He currently writes for the Our Daily Bread devotional guide and works as an editor for Discovery House Publishers. Dave has written fifteen books, including Beyond the Valley, which reflects on the death of his 17-year-old daughter, Melissa. Dave and his wife Sue live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.