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 Thomas John Paprocki
     
 

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Hockey-playing Catholic bishop Thomas J. Paprocki has a message for teens and young adults: athletics and fitness provide daily ways to connect with God. Bishop Paprocki weaves his unique personal story with eight athletic topics and connects them with a path to wholeness.
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Overview

Hockey-playing Catholic bishop Thomas J. Paprocki has a message for teens and young adults: athletics and fitness provide daily ways to connect with God. Bishop Paprocki weaves his unique personal story with eight athletic topics and connects them with a path to wholeness.
Holy Goals for Body and Soul: Eight Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith 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, which can be encountered anywhere: “I encounter holiness while training for a marathon. I encounter holiness during a workout at the health club.” He explores eight sports-related topics to help the reader navigate a life of holiness:
Fear
Frustration
Failure
Fortitude
Faith
Friendship
Family
Fun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594713675
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
697 KB

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. He is the best-selling author of many resources for professional and volunteer catechists, including The Catechist's Toolbox.

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