Playing with Purpose: Football: Inside the Lives and Faith of the NFL's Most Intriguing Players  -     By: Mike Yorkey
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Playing with Purpose: Football: Inside the Lives and Faith of the NFL's Most Intriguing Players

Barbour / 2013 / Hardcover

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Meet God's gridiron gang! Chronicling the lives of NFL athletes who stand strong for their faith, Yorkey updates the stories of Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy, and adds profiles of Matt Barkley, Ray Lewis, Michael Oher, Jason Witten, and other Christian players. An inspiring must-read for true fans!

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1620298201
ISBN-13: 9781620298206
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Series: Playing with Purpose

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Publisher's Description

Meet the “starting lineup” of talented professional players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Football. Just in time for the new pro season, this book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the professional gridiron. 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 updates their stories and adds profiles of Colin Kaepernick and Drew Brees, defensive end Jared Allen, safety Corey Lynch, kicker Phil Dawson, coach Greg Schiano, and more.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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There are a lot of different stories about all the players and how their faith has impacted or changed their careers.  It was definitely an interesting read even though I am not a football fan and really didn't know of many of the players mentioned.

I enjoyed hearing the back stories of some of these players.  Whether overcoming obstacles in their personal lives or simply living out their faith on a larger-than-average stage, Yorkey reminds us that NFL players are like the rest of us in many ways, living out their faith in a secular world, seeking to find Christian fellowship with co-workers and to be a witness in a workplace full of doubters.

I really enjoyed this book and loved to see each of these situations handled. Football “stars” are real people too with the same issues that you and I have. Yorkey shows you this in this book and does it with ease. Yorkey’s writing is to the point and straight forward. This book could be read over time, every chapter getting a day or two to read, or could be read quickly in one long sitting. In any case you won’t get bored and it keeps you engaged. Pick up a copy.

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