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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.00 (inches)|
Series: Playing with Purpose
Meet the “dream team” of talented NBA players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Basketball. Just in time for the new pro season, this book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith. 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 profiles NBA stars both established and up-and-coming—such as Jeremy Lin, Kyle Korver, Anthony Parker, Luke Ridnour, and Chris Kaman. With a foreword by Ernie Johnson, host of TNT’s NBA coverage, Playing with Purpose: Basketball is perfect for any hoops fan.
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.
“As a coach, I’m always looking for both talent and character. Playing with Purpose: Basketball will introduce you to ten professionals whose faith is as strong as their court presence. You’ll love their story.”
Mike Krzyzewski, “Coach K” Duke University
"If you want to know the real heart beneath the jersey of top NBA players, then you need to grab a copy of Playing with Purpose and dig in. You will be inspired by their love of the game and more importantly their love for God. From the very beginning of basketball, Naismith saw his game as a way to impact people for Christ. If you are a player, coach, fan or parent, this book is for you!"
-Dan Britton, Executive Vice President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes