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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives

    Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL
    by Curtis Eichelberger is such a fantastic read. I found this book as I was scouring through the Christian Life related books. Once I picked 
    it up, I couldn't put it down. This book was interesting in that it captivated the essence of what many people don't understand about
    the faces behind the headgear, behind the tv screen and off the field. It was inspiring how many of them talked about their 
    connection with their faith and their lives on the big green field. One of my favorite accounts included that of a football player who had retiring in mind and he prayed to God, asking him how he could possibly be doing good things if his job required him to injure people. It was really beautiful.  I would say who the player was but you'll have to read the book! You won't regret it! Great read! Great people! 

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Men of Sunday is so encouraging. Once I got started reading it,

    Men of Sunday is so encouraging. Once I got started reading it, I couldn't put it down. This book really brings home the life of an NFL player and coach. It breaks down the toughness of the sport and how it affects these men. For many people, they never connect the violence of the sport to how it affects these men. I can see now why football players are more spiritual, so to speak, than other sports. Each time they go out on the field, it could be their last. I highly recommend Men of Sunday, to not just football fans, but people. If you have ever struggled with your purpose, calling and spiritual life, then this book is for you.

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  • Posted October 2, 2012

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    Men of Sunday

    First, and I don't know why but I was really surprised by the number of Christians in the NFL. I knew players like Kurt Warner, and Tim Tebow are a few, and I felt far between. I don't know the exact number of Christian men in the NFL, but there are a lot more than I knew.
    I found this book to be quite an insight into the every day lives of the players. To find some meeting for prayer sessions before games, was a surprise, and a pleasant one. Some of the things going on these players lives rather made sense and I could probably predicted it, but it is written in black and white. The women who throw themselves at these players, yes they "want" to get pregnant.
    We see into the family lives of these players, and how hard the separation is on them. I loved the Arizona Cardinals Woman's Bible Study group, and how they are there for one another.
    I now find some wonderful Godly men are in the NFL, and are fine examples for today's youth. Thank you Curtis Eichelberger for this insightful and heartwarming read.

    I received this book from the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    "Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger is the perfect

    "Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger is the perfect book for the Christian football lover! This book profiles some of the biggest names in football - past and present, and their challenges they face not only in their career, but in their faith. Most people think that these NFL athletes are tough, no nonsense kind of guys, but this book sheds light on a side of these men that most never see. Through in person interviews, Eichelberger retells the struggles and faith of men like Tony Dungy, Ray Lewis, Aaron Rodgers, Tim Tebow, and Herb Lusk. What I loved about this book is that each chapter has a theme, and Eichelberger uses stories from these men and others tied in with Biblical references and verses and it all fits together. I thought this book was very well written, and truly interesting. I was able to find a newfound respect for many of these men by learning their personal stories of faith and challenge, and how they were able to come out on top in their spiritual lives as well as on the football field. Great book, and would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives

    Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the
    NFL by Curtis Eichelberger is just what the name suggests, a book about
    the faith of individuals whose life somehow intertwines with the NFL.
    The book doesn’t necessarily follow the life of one individual player,
    rather it shows how the NFL handles Christianity and how it is much more
    prevalent to be an outspoken Christian athlete in this day-and-age. I
    thought this book was really interesting in light of all the attention
    certain players have been receiving for their Christian faith,
    specifically Tim Tebow who has definitely caused me to become more
    interested in the relationship between sports and Christianity. As
    other have pointed out, I think this book is specifically geared toward
    men and would be a great read for my brother, father, and even
    grandfather. This would definitely make them look at some of their
    favorite players in a different light. I received this book free from
    the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program.
    I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have
    expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the
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    Posted June 24, 2013

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