Holy Goals for Body and Soul: Eight Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith

Holy Goals for Body and Soul: Eight Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith

by Bishop Thomas Paprocki
     
 

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"Holy Goals for Body and Soul" links lessons from the world of sports and fitness—especially the experiences of a Catholic bishop who plays ice hockey—with concrete ways to live a holy life. In Bishop Paprocki's view, everyone is called to holiness and holiness can be encountered anywhere. These eight steps help the reader navigate a life of

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"Holy Goals for Body and Soul" links lessons from the world of sports and fitness—especially the experiences of a Catholic bishop who plays ice hockey—with concrete ways to live a holy life. In Bishop Paprocki's view, everyone is called to holiness and holiness can be encountered anywhere. These eight steps help the reader navigate a life of holiness: Fear—The beginning of any new situation brings anxiety and fear. What can you learn from athletics?; Frustration—Succeeding in sport is challenging. Despite any frustrations, you can succeed if you don't give up!; Failure—Roadblocks to success are inherent in athletics. How can you deal with failure?; Fortitude—Here is a God-given virtue to give you the strength to face the challenges of sports (and life).; Faith—Success requires confidence. Confidence grows with faith. Real success comes from gratefully accepting the gifts God has given to you.; Friendship—Participating in sports is a great way to make friends and to learn how to work together.; Family—Family life is the first "team sport." How you work and play together with those closest to you will teach you lessons to last a lifetime.; Fun—Do you live your life only to win or do you pause to enjoy God's great gifts? Can you do both? Certainly you can!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594713668
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
555,651
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is a native of Chicago's south side and presides over the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois. Bishop Paprocki has been playing hockey since the 1960s, often practicing in the basement of his father's pharmacy store with his six brothers; he currently plays goalie in a masters' hockey league. Bishop Paprocki has played goalie in practices with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He also runs marathons; his current total is eighteen. Among his many Church appointments, Bishop Paprocki is the episcopal advisor for Catholic Athletes for Christ

Joe Paprocki, younger brother of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, has been active in pastoral ministry for over thirty years. The best-selling author of many resources for professional and volunteer catechists, including The Catechist's Toolbox.

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