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As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but, at times, his faith is overwhelmed by fanaticism. He is not alone.
Gibbs and his six million friends do not live in a spiritually void land where such borderline idol worship would normally be accepted. They live in the American South, where, according to the 2008 American Religioud Identification Survey, 34 percent identify themselves as Christians.
This apparent contradiction that Gibbs sees in his own life, and in millions of others has led him to journey to each of the twelve schools to spend time with the rabid Christian fans of various ages and denominations. Through his journey, he learns how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Chad Gibbs, former baby, is the best-selling (Okay, regional best-selling) author of God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC. He has written for CNN, The Washington Post, and RELEVANT Magazine, and has made multiple (Okay, three) appearances on ESPN. Gibbs and a fellow mammal reside in Alabama with their offspring and two canines that are not their offspring. Website: www.chadgibbs.com
Carol WalkerPalm Coast, FLAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Fun readApril 11, 2011Carol WalkerPalm Coast, FLAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book is entertaining and it also makes you evaluate your priorities in life. Recommend for fanatical sports fans and their spouses.
Beverly R. BaggettBaton Rouge, LAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GOD and FootballNovember 10, 2010Beverly R. BaggettBaton Rouge, LAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was featured in our local paper on the religion page. Loved the review and knew all these S.E.C. football fanatics that would get some laughs. The bonus is they will also get thought provoking statements about GOD.
The reviewer for our paper noted inaccuracies in some of the football statistics or about a particular player, but overall, it was part of the laughter. Ordered 5 to give as Christmas gifts to family and guy friends.