The Heart of a Coach: Daily Devotions for Leading by Example

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The busy life of a coach leaves little time to read the Bible or spend time in community with other believers. And yet the need for spiritual input for themselves and those they lead is great. Heart of a Coach is a daily devotional that provides 120 short but meaningful readings using realistic coaching situations to help coaches understand the truth and relevancy of the Bible to everyday life. It will bring insight into handling life’s daily challenges and enable the coach to use biblical principles to teach and...

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The busy life of a coach leaves little time to read the Bible or spend time in community with other believers. And yet the need for spiritual input for themselves and those they lead is great. Heart of a Coach is a daily devotional that provides 120 short but meaningful readings using realistic coaching situations to help coaches understand the truth and relevancy of the Bible to everyday life. It will bring insight into handling life’s daily challenges and enable the coach to use biblical principles to teach and motivate athletes. Learn from those with the heart of a coach in these readings. Also, includes Scripture references and follow up questions that speak to a the life of any coach.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830738519
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: The FCA Coach's Devotional Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in communities throughout the world by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference. Reaching over two million people annually on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels, FCA has grown into one of the largest sports ministries. Through this shared passion for athletics and faith, lives are changed for current and future generations.

Dan Britton serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Executive Vice President of International Ministry and Training at the National Support Center in Kansas City.  He has been on FCA staff since 1991, first serving for 13 years in Virginia and most recently as the Executive V.P. of Ministry Programs. In high school and college, Dan was a standout lacrosse player.  He continued his lacrosse career by playing professional indoor lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder. He has coauthored three books, One Word That Will Change Your Life, WisdomWalks and WisdomWalks SPORTS, and he is the author and editor of eleven FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons. He and his wife Dawn reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children: Kallie, Abby and Elijah.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 12
Introduction 14
New Beginnings 15
Making a Contribution 16
Pick Me! Pick Me! 18
Pregame Jitters 19
Would You Rather? 21
The Real Teacher 22
Start Today 24
P.U.S.H. 25
Forget the Past 27
Patience 28
The Plan 30
You Can't Tell a Ball by Its Cover 31
God and the Apple 78
Know the Source 79
Talk Is Cheap 81
God's Fearless Warrior 82
C'mon, Blue! 84
Mourning into Dancing 85
In Joy 87
Our Identity in Christ 88
Devotion: A Way of Life 90
You Are What You Think 91
Looking Forward 93
Some Winning Advice ... Guaranteed 94
The Challenge of Coaching 96
Cheerleaders or Critics 97
H.O.T. Communication 99
Little Things 100
Practice, Practice! 102
The Power of Fear 103
Weaknesses Lead to Strength 105
Time-Out 106
No "I" in Team 108
Big Me, Little Team 109
The Squeeze 111
Pressure Release 112
The Voice of Truth 114
Doing the Right Thing 115
Do the Deal, No Matter How You Feel 117
Making Courageous Choices 118
Test Yourself 120
No Excuses 121
Help! 123
I'm Tired ... He's Not 124
Process over Product 126
Focus 127
Recharging 129
Holding On 130
The Coaching Tree 132
The Priceless Gift of Serving 133
Blue Streaks 135
Off-Season Work 136
Lasting Leadership 138
The Power of Joy 139
What Will You Be Remembered For? 141
Consumed by a Desire to Serve 142
God's Game Plan 144
Free to Be Our Best 145
Thankfulness: An Attitude of Gratitude 147
True Success 148
Endnotes 150
Thanks 151
Contributors 152
Impacting the World Through Sports 159
FCA Competitor's Creed 160
FCA Coach's Mandate 161
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