Through the words of a wide range of popular athletes, Champions of Faith reveals that heroes still exist and that for many of those who take their role-model status seriously, faith plays a major part in their success and their witness. Over a period of two years, author Tom O'Toole, a devout Catholic and seasoned journalist, interviewed Catholic sports heroes such as Sammy Sosa, Lou Holt, Mike Ditka, Dave Wannstedt, Suzie McConnell-Serio, Lenny Wilkens, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Alberto Salazar, Bobby Allison, Danny Abramowicz, Tara Lipinski, Ray Meyer, Fr. John Smyth, and Cammi Granato. Champions of Faith collects their stories of triumph and struggle, belief and doubt, and offers wisdom, humor, and insight into the life of faith to form an inspiring book for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Through the words of such Catholic athletes as Sammy Sosa, Tara Lipinski, and Dave Wannstedt, this book reveals that heroes still exist. It also reveals that for many of those who take their role-model status seriously, faith plays a major part in their success and their witness.