"If youve ever felt like throwing a red flag on God because it looked like He made the wrong call in your life, Bens story will give you hopeand show you that God has a game plan and purpose for you thats far better than you could ever imagine."
Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and founder of the Urban Alternative
"An amazing story from an amazing person. Bens story shows that hard work and an open mind can lead to a wonderful journey."
Steve Kerr, head coach for the Golden State Warriors
"God delights in doing mighty things through unlikely leaders. We see this over and over in Scripture, and we witness it firsthand in Ben Malcolmsons life. Overcoming great odds and pursuing his God-given dreams, Ben has become a high-impact leader and influencer. He has my deepest respect, and after you read this book, Im sure hell have yours as well."
Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of Whisper and lead pastor of National Community Church
"There are numerous ways a person gets into football, and many walk-on stories, but none quite like Ben Malcolmsons. Inspirational, encouraging, and a wonderful example of trusting Gods plan."
Russell Wilson, Super Bowlwinning quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks
"There must be more. This simple phrase most often finds its way into the depths of our hearts in the quiet moments after our perceived greatest victories or lowest defeats. There is no greater encouragement in seeking the answer than to know we are not alone in this journey. Bens story will let you know you are not alone and help you find your True North. Seeking Gods plan for your life? Take this journey and…walk on!"
Shane Williamson, president and CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
"Walk On is an inspiring story that encourages all of us to live boldly and maximize the opportunities God gives us."
Andrew Cathy, senior vice president of Chick-fil-A Inc.
"As a lifelong sports fan (and a decade-long Ben Malcolmson fan), Im a sucker for an underdog story. What makes Walk On so captivating is not just the odds Ben overcame or even the incredible drive he had to overcome them, but that he made his journey all about people and cultivating deep, self-sacrificial relationships. Call it unconventional, call it divine; Bens story will motivate, challenge, and compel you to dream bigger than you think youre capable of and to love people well along the way."
Samantha Ponder, ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" host
"Ben Malcolmsons compelling tale of the ups and downs in the life of a young athlete rings so true you wont be able to put it down. Why? Because Walk On is Bens true story. As you travel with him from high school to college to the NFL, Ben shares the struggles and victories that tested and affirmed his growing faith. Personal challenges and Bible quotes after every chapter bring the books message directly into your daily life. I hope you read Walk Onand pass it along to someone you care about."
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Servant Leadership in Action
"In Walk On, Ben Malcolmson not only shares the bright spots of his personal journey that has now landed him beside one of the NFLs most respected coaches, but he also shares the bleak, sometimes painful moments that helped him focus on a life of purpose. His story is genuinejust like Benand comes from such a heartfelt place that its sure to capture the attention of those wondering what it looks like to live a life that follows Jesus."
Judah Smith, lead pastor of Churchome and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus is _.
"Dedication is a characteristic attributed to passionate athletes. Ben is dedicated and passionate about football, but hes even more dedicated and passionate about following God and serving His people. I would encourage everyone to read Bens story. And the best part of it all is that Ben isnt done!"
Chad Veach, lead pastor of Zoe Church and author of Faith Forward Future
"We often get so caught up in our own plans of life and weathering the ups and downs that we forget what it all comes back to. Bens story shows us that Gods timing and desires for our lives are bigger and greater than ours are. And as amazing as it is to travel with Ben through these pages all the way to the Super Bowl, he reminds us that the journey is also just as important as the destination. It is the beauty of how God weaves every step, disappointment, opportunity, and person we encounter together to be even greater than we could ever imagine."
Bo Rinehart, NEEDTOBREATHE
"Even if you dont know much about football, youre really going to enjoy this book. Its full of heart, but thats not what makes it good. Walk On reminds us how God can turn our worst moments into our best ones, make our biggest setbacks our greatest gains, and to live fully, love generously, and leave it all on the field."
Maria Goff, best-selling author of Love Lives Here
"Walk On will renew your faith in a God who moves in the hearts of His peoplepeople like you and meto accomplish His unfathomable purposes."
Miles McPherson, former NFL player, author of Do Something: Make Your Life Count, and lead pastor of Rock Church
"This autobiography is a heart-gripping, rip-roaring, totally engaging narrative of Ben Malcolmsons life from tear-stained Pee Wee football uniforms to the locker room at the storied University of Southern California. At age 10, Ben cried and begged to quit Pee Wee football as his dad drove him to practice. It was traumatic enough to turn him away from organized sports for years. However, academic success allowed Ben to skip senior year of high school and enroll at University of Southern California. As a journalism major, he soon became sports editor of the campus newspaper, and he enjoyed being in the sports press corps. Ever creative with story ideas, Ben persuaded USC football coach Pete Carroll to let him walk on "undercover" to do a story on the guys who failed to earn scholarships. He wanted a story with victory, defeat, tears, cheers, and more. He got it. And he got more than he bargained for. Shocking everyone, he made the team himself! Walk On is his account of how that unexpected "victory" tested his Christian faith, bringing failure after failure as he tried to share his faith with teammates. These days, Malcolmson is Carrolls personal assistant at the Seattle Seahawks. Learn more at benmalcolmson.com." AFA Journal