Playing With Purpose Collection: Inside the Lives and Faith of Today's Biggest Football, Basketball, and Baseball Stars

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Meet the “starting lineup” of talented big-time athletes with fascinating faith stories in the Playing with Purpose Collection. This book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the football field, the basketball court, and the baseball diamond. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose biography of quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, also profiles major league stars such as Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Beltran,...

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Overview

Meet the “starting lineup” of talented big-time athletes with fascinating faith stories in the Playing with Purpose Collection. This book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the football field, the basketball court, and the baseball diamond. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose biography of quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, also profiles major league stars such as Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Beltran, Ben Zobrist, and Mariano Rivera and NBA heroes like Kyle Korver, Kevin Durant, Luke Ridnour, Stephen Curry, and Jeremy Lin. The Playing with Purpose Collection will introduce you to talented athletes with compelling faith stories.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616268541
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Playing with Purpose
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,231,278
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Yorkey, a former Focus on the Family magazine editor and author, co-author, or editor of more nearly 90 books, has written about sports for a variety of national publications. Mike is author of several other titles in the Playing with Purpose series and co-author of the internationally bestselling Every Man’s Battle books. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two adult children, and live in Encinitas, California.

 

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 The Dynamite Draft Pick Sam Bradford 17

2 The Eyes of Texas Are upon Him Colt McCoy 42

3 The Chosen One Tim Tebow 67

4 Plenty of Predraft Drama 95

5 The 2010 NFL Draft 107

6 Their First Two NFL Seasons 121

Afterword by Trent Dilfer, Super Bowl-winning Quarterback and NFL Analyst for ESPN 133

Acknowledgments 137

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