True Competitor: 52 Devotions for Athletes, Coaches, & Parents

True Competitor: 52 Devotions for Athletes, Coaches, & Parents

True Competitor: 52 Devotions for Athletes, Coaches, & Parents

True Competitor: 52 Devotions for Athletes, Coaches, & Parents


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An experience so powerful it will transform your life on and off the field and impact teammates, coaches, and generations to come.

Want an unstoppable faith that packs a punch in the gym, in the locker room, at home, and in all your relationships? True Competitor will ignite your passion to live intentionally for Jesus in everything you do so you will have maximum impact that will change the world of sports. It is time to get in the game! 

Fifty-two devotions for athletes, coaches, and parents will transform the way you think. Each devotional features an in-the-trenches sports story with Scripture and life application, Be a GameChanger! section, room to write My Game Plan, and a heart and mind transforming prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781424549917
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 907,518
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 - 10 Years

About the Author

DAN BRITTON serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Executive Vice President of International Ministry. Dan played professional lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder, earning a spot on the All-Star team, and was nominated by his teammates for both the Service and Unsung Hero awards. Dan has coauthored four books, One Word That Will Change Your LifeWisdom WalksTrue Competitorand Called To Greatness, and he is the author and editor of twelve FCA books. He is a frequent speaker for companies, nonprofits, sports teams, schools, and churches. He still plays and coaches across and enjoys running and has competed in the Boston Marathon twice. He is married to Dawn, whom he met in youth group in eighth grade, and they reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children: Kallie, Abby, and Elijah. You can e-mail Dan at and follow him on Twitter @fcadan.

JIMMY PAGE serves as a Vice President of Field Ministry for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a twenty-year leader in the health and fitness industry, he operated wellness facilities affiliated with Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins and now hosts a radio program called Fit Fridays. He and his wife, Ivelisse, started a cancer foundation called following her victory over cancer. Jimmy has coauthored five books, One Word That Will Change Your Life, Wisdom WalksPrayFitTrue Competitor, and Called To Greatness. He is a frequent speaker, challenging businesses, sports teams, schools, and ministries to maximize their potential and be their best. As a lifelong athlete, Jimmy still coaches, cycles, and competes in Spartan races and triathlons. Jimmy and Ivelisse are college sweethearts, residing in Maryland with their four children: Jimmy, Jacob, Johnny, and Gracie. You can email Jimmy at and follow him on Twitter @JimmyPageVT.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tony Dungy ix

The True Competitor Game Plan 1

The True Competitor Challenge 5

1 Ultimate Game Changers 7

In a single moment, God can change a heart

2 Bigger. Faster. Stronger 13

We do the training; God does the changing

3 Competitive Greatness 17

Be the best you

4 Pelotum Power 21

We're better together

5 Real Deal 25

You can't fake the Almighty

6 Rookie Rush 33

Think like a rookie; play like a pro

7 The Pacer 33

Run with Jesus

8 The Game Plan 37

If you want to win, follow the Plan

9 Good for Nothing 41

Don't worry; be praying

10 Better-or Deader? 45

You need to the to live

11 Move Those Chains 49

Consistency leads to excellence

12 Fun Factor 53

If it's fun, it gets dune

13 The Love Win 57

Coaches love their players; players love each other

14 The Larry Principle 61

Serving is leading

15 Supersize Me 65

Toxic material will make you sick

16 Don't Be Stupid 69

Two are better than one

17 Protect This House 73

If you don't fight, you're dead meat

18 This Is a Bible 77

Engage God, no matter what

19 Braveheart 81

Faith overcomes fear

20 Blocker or Builder? 85

Humility unlocks greatness in others

21 Fired Up 89

Character is formed in the fire

22 The Challenge Flag 89

Review your life film

23 Pride Bombs 97

Speak life, not death

24 No Excuses 101

Excuses lead to failure

25 King of the Hill 105

Depend on Him to shutdown sin

26 Risky Prayer 109

Prayer unleashes God's power

27 Be an Ironman 113

Manage your energy for the winning edge

28 Posting Up 117

God loves spiritual sweat

29 Call Time-Out 121

Rest brings refreshment

30 Showtime 125

Impress at a distance; impact up close

31 Margin of Victory 129

As the margin grows, victory is yours

32 Secondhand Glory 133

Reflect God's glory; don't steal it

33 The Scoreboard 137

Becoming more like Jesus is winning

34 Water Boy 141

If you want to be great, serve

35 Grip It and Rip It! 145

Take a risk, and watch God make a play

36 Mark of Excellence 149

Leave a God-mark, not a me-mark

37 The Ring 153

Keep your eyes on the Prize

38 Hay in the Barn 157

Your tomorrow depends on your today

39 Triple Threat 161

Be a spiritual threat

40 Who Do You Play For? 165

Play for the name on the front, not the back

41 Lust Patrol 169

Sin never delivers what it promises

42 Build Your Dream Team 173

Choose your team wisely

43 Pray Real Quick? 177

Be quick to pray; don't pray real quick

44 No Pain, No Gain 181

God never wastes our pain

45 One Word That Will Change Your Team 185

Focus creates power and purpose

46 Public Display of Affection (PDA) 189

Faith isn't private

47 The Yes-Face 193

Your face reveals your heart

49 The Leadership Secret 201

We are Limited; God is Limitless

50 Don't Believe Everything You Think 205

Train your brain

51 Vision Eyes 209

Vision makes the impossible become possible

52 Finish Strong 213

Be a finisher

FCA Competitor's Creed 219

Acknowledgements 221

52 Game-Changing Principles for Athletes, Coaches & Parents 223

About the Authors 225

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