Playing With Purpose: Basketball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Top NBA Stars  -     By: Mike Yorkey
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Playing With Purpose: Basketball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Top NBA Stars

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Just in time for the new NBA season, Playing with Purpose: Basketball chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the professional hardwoods. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now profiles NBA stars both established and up-and-coming--such as Jeremy Lin, Kyle Korver, Anthony Parker, Luke Ridnour, Derek Fisher, and Chris Kaman. With a forward by Ernie Johnson, host of TNT's NBA coverage, Playing with Purpose: Basketball introduces readers to talented athletes with compelling faith stories.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1616264896
ISBN-13: 9781616264895
Availability: In Stock
Series: Playing with Purpose

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Publisher's Description

Meet the “dream team” of talented NBA players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Basketball. Just in time for the new pro season, this book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now profiles NBA stars both established and up-and-coming—such as Jeremy Lin, Kyle Korver, Anthony Parker, Luke Ridnour, and Chris Kaman. With a foreword by Ernie Johnson, host of TNT’s NBA coverage, Playing with Purpose: Basketball is perfect for any hoops fan.

Author Bio

Mike Yorkey, a former Focus on the Family magazine editor and author, co-author, or editor of more nearly 90 books, has written about sports for a variety of national publications. Mike is author of several other titles in the Playing with Purpose series and co-author of the internationally bestselling Every Man’s Battle books. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two adult children, and live in Encinitas, California.

 

 

 

Author Info

Mike Yorkey is a former editor of Focus on the Family magazine who has also written for numerous sports magazines. He and his wife live in Encinitas, California.

Editorial Reviews

“As a coach, I’m always looking for both talent and character. Playing with Purpose: Basketball will introduce you to ten professionals whose faith is as strong as their court presence. You’ll love their story.”

            Mike Krzyzewski, “Coach K” Duke University

"If you want to know the real heart beneath the jersey of top NBA players, then you need to grab a copy of Playing with Purpose and dig in. You will be inspired by their love of the game and more importantly their love for God. From the very beginning of basketball, Naismith saw his game as a way to impact people for Christ. If you are a player, coach, fan or parent, this book is for you!"

-Dan Britton, Executive Vice President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

...Yorkey pulls no punches in exposing the NBA lifestyle as a temptation minefield, successfully navigated only by those who trust in the power and grace of God. Though the book is an interesting read for hoops fans of any age, it will make the biggest impression on middle school/high school athletes who look to NBA players as role models. Yorkey shines a light on the testimonies of these roundball witnesses who are striving to live a life unto God.

As the description states, this book chronicles the lives of several NBA stars that are know for their Christian faith. Each of the sections in the book are dedicated to one of the players and delves into their childhood, their careers in high school and college, how they came to faith and how their faith affects their playing. This book will help you understand why these men are at the top of their game. It is a great read for the sports enthusiast.

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