The Heart of an Athlete: Daily Devotions for Peak Performance

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As an athlete with a passion for sports, you have a unique view of life through a competitive lens. And yet, your drive for success and commitment to your sport may lead to being set apart from others, distancing yourself from friends, family, church and school. God doesn’t intend for you to go it alone. He wants to be included in your athletics and in every other area of your life. Heart of an Athlete™ makes it easy to receive regular spiritual training that won’t take over your workout schedule. Here are 90 ...

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Overview

As an athlete with a passion for sports, you have a unique view of life through a competitive lens. And yet, your drive for success and commitment to your sport may lead to being set apart from others, distancing yourself from friends, family, church and school. God doesn’t intend for you to go it alone. He wants to be included in your athletics and in every other area of your life. Heart of an Athlete™ makes it easy to receive regular spiritual training that won’t take over your workout schedule. Here are 90 inspiring devotions written specifically for athletes of every level. Now you can gain insight into handling daily challenges and using biblical principles to become a true competitor for Christ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830738502
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Series: The FCA Athlete's Devotional Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 255,396
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.04 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

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
Letter from the President 14
Introduction 15
Priceless 19
Play the B.U.G. 20
Constructive Criticism 22
One Way 2 Play 23
It Happens 25
Team J. C. 26
Didn't See It Coming 28
I Was Wrong 29
Lean on Me 31
Obstacles and Opportunities 32
God's Nutritional Plan 34
Who, Me? 35
Conformity 37
$10 Million Tongue 38
Put On Your Armor! 40
Following Your Dreams 41
Far More Important 43
Leaving a Mark 44
Taking On Defeat 46
Sweat Equity 47
Forget About It 49
Failing? 50
What God Hates 52
Wear the Colors 53
Tunnel Vision 55
The Eternal Prize 56
Leave Your Mark 58
Setting an Example 59
Commitment 101 61
Teammates 62
Awestruck 64
Should Have Listened 65
'Roids 67
In His Eyes 68
No Comparison 70
In Him 71
Salty 73
Team Player 74
Praising God Through Pain 76
Personal Best 77
Higher Standard 79
Trust 80
Learning: A Lifetime Achievement 82
Looking Ahead 83
No Pain, No Gain 85
Most Powerful Tool 86
Grieving with Hope 88
The Word 89
Whose Side? 91
What Are You? 92
Athletes and Sex 94
Brothers and Sisters 95
Protect the House 97
Right or Left? 98
Finish Line 100
One Thing 101
Damaging Words 103
What Do You Sow? 104
In the Zone 105
Etc 107
The No-Look Pass 109
The Lord's Army 110
TLINAU 112
The Flying Scotsman 113
Measuring the Heart 115
The Playbook 116
From the Grandstand 118
Focus Factor 119
The Competitor's Prayer 121
Surprising Strength 122
Whatever 124
Spiritual Muscles 125
The War That Rages On 127
Right Place, Right Time 128
The Audience 130
The Gap 131
Fire in My Belly 133
Six Percent 134
Five Minutes 136
In One Ear 137
Power Play 139
Workout Partners 140
Give Me Credit 142
Smack 143
How Would Jesus Compete? 145
Hooked Up 146
Not What It Seems 148
The Ultimate Pregame Meal 149
Horsepower 151
For the Glory 152
Endnotes 154
Contributors 156
Thanks 162
Impacting the World Through Sports 163
FCA Competitor's Creed 164
FCA Coach's Mandate 165
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