First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up - eBook
First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up - eBook  -     By: Jake Byrne, H. Michael
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Jake Byrne dreamed of playing professional football. He had the size, the talent, the drive...but at age 14, he found out he also had type 1 diabetes. Still, Jake was determined to reach his goal. And God was determined to guide and empower him all along the way.

Jake's journey to the NFL is the backdrop for this collection of inspiring devotions based on nearly a hundred football terms. Jake takes you to the weight room, practice field, and even across the goal line. You'll feel as if you're lined up next to him, facing a big guy on defense you're about to take down. These quick daily readings feature Scripture reference and can be used for devotional use. Recommended for ages 13 to 17.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780736961905

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Jake Byrne dreamed of playing professional football. He had the size, the talent, the drive…but at age 14, he found out he also had type 1 diabetes.


Still, Jake was determined to reach his goal. And God was determined to guide and empower him all along the way.


Jake’s journey to the NFL is the backdrop for this collection of inspiring devotions based on nearly a hundred football terms. Jake takes you to the weight room, practice field, and even across the goal line. You’ll feel as if you’re lined up next to him, facing a very large defender you’re about to take down. He also includes Scripture and then ties up each story in a way that feels real and encouraging. You’ll discover…


  • what to do when God calls an audible in your life
  • how to respond when God puts you on special teams
  • why prayer is never an incomplete pass


These quick daily readings will help you press through your own difficulties and experience God’s dream for you.

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  1. 2boyzmommy
    Moorestown, NJ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    First And Goal
    August 18, 2017
    2boyzmommy
    Moorestown, NJ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    First and Goal by Jake Byrne is a devotional book. It is a great tool for personal or family time with God. Each chapter's title is a term used in the game of football with a Bible verse and short story based on the author's experience with a sport he loves. Jake also shares his battle with diabetes and the strength that God gave him to persevere and meet his goals. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers through The Book Club Network, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.
  2. Carrie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great devotional
    March 9, 2017
    Carrie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    First and Goal is a devotional written by Jake Byrne, college and NFL football player. Jake has Type 1 diabetes but hasn't let that stop him from reaching his goals. In this devotional he shares his ups and downs in a way that is encouraging and inspirational. Each devotional is written in a conversational tone as if you are sitting one on one. They are titled with football terms which will appeal to young boys. They are a quick read, yet thought-provoking. I have already recommended this book to friends. I also use it with my own two boys.

    I received a copy of this book by the publisher. I was not required to hive a positive review and these opinions are my own.
  3. Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Staying In the Zone
    June 21, 2016
    Annelr
    Brighton, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    First and Goal by Jake Byrne is a captivating devotional. Byrne writes from his experience as a professional football player and a person who has dealt with type 1 diabetes since he was a young teen. He gives readers 90 inspiring devotionals which he relates to football jargon. Each devotional begins with the definition of a term, has a related scripture passage within and ends with a paragraph that has questions for the reader to be able to personalize the daily reading to his own life. These short, sometimes humorous, anecdotal writings give encouragement, remind readers they are not alone in their struggles and inspire a deeper relationship with God. First and Goal is not just for teens...adults can learn and be encouraged as well.

    I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
  4. Melissa
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A great way to connect in a new way
    June 15, 2016
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is a great devotional, especially if you have a man in your life who likes football. I think they could really get into this. I know it's always hard to find good devotionals that men might enjoy but I think this is one my husband would even like.

    Honestly, because I am married to a football coach and my son plays I really enjoyed it as well, and I even learned a bit more about terms used in football.

    I love the way Jake defined the term and then related it to life and also wove in scripture. Overall, this is a great book for anyone looking for a new way to go deeper into the word.

    A copy of this book was given to be through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Penny M
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspirational
    June 8, 2016
    Penny M
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    An incredible and uplifting devotional. First and Goal is geared toward teen boys to show how to overcome adversity. But I enjoyed learning a lot of the terms of football and how he relates them spirituality.

    We have three boys each that played football. I would have loved to have had this book as a devotional for them through their teen years. Jake Byrne is truly an inspiration to all. At the age of 14 life as he knew it stopped. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He thought that this would destroy his dream of becoming a high school football player as well as an NFL player. He was determined not to be sidelined and fight. This book shows how God empowered him and was right by his side throughout it all.

    I recieved this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
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