Since the apostle Paul, athletic training and competition have inspired countless believers toward excellence in their faith. Now gain fight-the-good-fight insights from world-class Christian athletes - including past Olympic champions and current hopefuls! Compiled by a 3-time gold medalist, this unique devotional features 60 meditations exploring dedication, sacrifice, and finding God along the road to glory!
"No guts no glory" the saying goes. But how far do "guts" go in the midst of physical feats of great strength? Learn from at least a dozen Christian Olympic gold-medal winners and Olympic contenders who tell their inspirational stories of finding God along their roads to glory. Experience the sweat and passion that goes into the making of a world-class athlete, while learning of these Christians' ultimate goals as competitive athletes and servants of God. For sixty days, plunge into each athlete's most personal moments at the games through each chapter's combination of worship, praise, and evangelism. Run, jump, and dive into these athletic experiences that reveal the role of friendship and the necessity of hard work as they teach the concepts of dedication and sacrifice. Learn of these athletes' preparation, pre-competition thoughts, faith, and how each athlete has placed his or her dependence on God.
Josh Davis made history by becoming the only man in any sport, from any nation, to win three gold medals at the Atlantic Olympic Games. After two Olympics and a total of five medals, Josh has established himself as ambassador for the sport of swimming and is pioneering the road for the next generation of professional swimmers. Today, Josh is a full-time motivational speaker, addressing secular and church crowds at least 70 times a year; also, he is a coach and consultant. As chapter president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the University of Texas, Josh had the opportunity to combine his athletic experiences with his lifelong passion of sharing his hope in Christ.