From underdog to NBA star---through faith in God! Jeremy Lin was cut from two teams before joining the Knicks, where he was relegated to the bench until team injuries placed him on the court. Here's his remarkable story, featuring insights from Lin's pastor, Stephen Chen; Pat Williams; and Michael Chang. Includes color photos. 176 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Linspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. In spite of being cut by two NBA teams before he signed with the Knicks, Lin always trusted that God had a plan for his life and his talents: 'I'm not exactly sure how it is all going to turn out, but I know for a fact that God has called me to be here now in the NBA,' says Lin in Linspired. After weeks of sitting at the end of the bench, a teammate's injury finally placed Lin on the court. Since then, he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response to 'Linsanity.' Weighing in on this phenomenon are tennis's Michael Chang, the first notable Asian-American athlete, Lin's pastor, Stephen Chen, and Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic. Other features include eight pages of full-color photos and in-depth interviews with Lin himself. Here is the remarkable inside story of the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin.
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. SPANISH BIO: Mike Yorkey, autor o coautor de mas de setenta libros ha escrito sobre deportes toda su vida. Ha colaborado con Colt McCoy, mariscal de campo de los Cleveland Browns, y con la estrella del tenis Michael Chang. Yorkey fue uno de los editores de la revista Focus on the Family, y tambien ha escrito para revistas deportivas como Skiing, Tennis, y Breakaway.
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