An inspiring true story from the gridiron! Following the players and coaches of Faith Christian High School in Grapevine, Texas, columnist Thomas chronicles the amazing sportsmanship of this outstanding team---especially the love, support, and compassion they showed during a spectacular game against the Gainesville State Tornadoes, a team of convicted juvenile offenders. 256 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
If you enjoyed Friday Night Lights, this book is a must-read. Remember Why You Play documents the lives, struggles, and triumphs of the players and coaches of Faith Christian School in Grapevine, Texas.
Sports columnist and author David Thomas followed the team for a full season, recording a story that will inspire readers to understand that relationships are more important than winning.
One of the key events was a game that Faith Christian played against the Gainesville State Tornadoes, a school for convicted juvenile offenders. The story of this spectacular game is being made into a movie, titled One Heart, with an anticipated release in November 2010. Reminiscent of Hoosiers and Remember the Titans, this true story makes a strong statement about the impact of compassion and sportsmanship.
David Thomas is a sports humor columnist and feature writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is a strong public speaker and a committed Christian. David was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Media award for going above and beyond in his coverage on the game between Faith Christian and Gainesville State. David's journalistic coverage moved readers to tears and inspired them to do good to help others. David lives in Euless, Texas with his wife and two children.