Birds of Pray: The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles' Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory

Birds of Pray: The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles' Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory


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High Stakes, Deep Faith, and Unbreakable Brotherhood

They were the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to enter the playoffs as an underdog. Their star quarterback was out with a season-ending knee injury. Five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots towered over them. But public opinion didn't matter to the Philadelphia Eagles. They believed in each other. The band of Christian brothers on the team believed in the God of the impossible, and they played for an audience of One.

The most extensive book to explore the Christian faith shared by many of the team's players, Birds of Pray details the incredible inside story behind the Eagles' capture of the biggest prize in professional sports: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Through exclusive interviews with the players, never-before-seen photos, and insider accounts of the miracle season's most memorable moments, Philly native and Associated Press sportswriter Rob Maaddi reveals a side of the team the world has yet to fully witness.

From an impromptu baptism in the team's cold tub to weekly Bible studies and pre-game prayers, to the unique friendship between star quarterback Carson Wentz and back-up-then-MVP Nick Foles - the Eagles excel in the unexpected. Birds of Pray follows the deep faith shared among players, the high stakes they faced together, and their relentless reliance on Christ who gives all strength in moments of crisis and celebration alike. The result is a boldly inspiring, entertaining read that will challenge readers to go deeper in their faith, dream bigger, and live with renewed courage for whatever odds life stacks against them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310355854
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 41,390
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Maaddi is an author, radio and television personality and dynamic speaker who has covered Philadelphia sports for The Associated Press since 2000. A passionate Christian devoted to spreading the Gospel, Rob launched "Faith On The Field Show" on Philadelphia's 610 ESPN radio in April 2017. Rob has written or co-written seven other books. Rob and his wife, Remy, have twin daughters: Alexia and Melina.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction: Fan, Follower, Disciple 13

1 Super Bowl Morning 19

2 The Rejected Stone 25

3 Take Me to the Water 35

4 Audience of One 47

5 Making Disciples 59

6 Iron Sharpens Iron 71

7 A Firm Foundation 79

8 Faith without Works Is Dead 87

9 Thankful through the Storm 95

10 Unanswered Prayer 107

11 We All We Got, We All We Need 115

12 Humility That Wins 121

13 Carson's Team 133

14 The Underdogs 141

15 Silencing Doubters 151

16 Unfinished Business 157

17 Respect, Not Fear 163

18 Super Sunday 169

19 Parade of Champions 183

20 No QB Controversy 191

21 Always an Eagle 195

22 The New Norm 201

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Birds of Pray: The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles' Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great book about football and faith and family!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Annointed true story of faith in Jesus Christ highly recommended go eagles!
Anonymous 8 months ago