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Great book—great insight into the lives of a few Christ-fearing ballplayers.
Boston Red Sox All-Star
They’re playing with purpose
at the highest level of sport.
Sports fans know the athletic skills of this “hall of fame” of talented performers from football, basketball, and baseball. But Playing with Purpose will introduce you to the fascinating back story of each player, as well—the obstacles they overcame to reach the highest level of professional ball, the challenges they face while serving as upstanding role models, and the faith in God that provides the foundation for everything they do.
Get to know the homeschooled son of missionaries who won the Heisman Trophy and earned a first-round pick in the NFL draft. . .the Cooperstown-bound home run hitter with a heart for others. . .the Harvard-educated Asian-American who took the NBA by storm. . .the major league closer who got saved. . .and many more.
Packed with fascinating stories, spiritual insights, and plenty of eye-popping statistics, this book will intrigue and encourage you with accounts of those who excel at sports—and life.
Great to read about Christian athletes who love Christ.
Eight-time All-Star and 1960 World Series MVP
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