Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012
in Reviews, Spiritual, Sports
Football and the Christian faith have often been linked, at least superficially, by players and coaches giving “praise” to God for their successes.
Not knowing, but hoping, that their faith was genuine I was thrilled when I saw Curtis Eichelberger’s book Men of Sunday was being published. Subtitled “How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL,” I was excited what I might read.
Men of Sunday is a quick read.
Eichelberger interviewed and highlights many current and former players including Mike Singletary, Justin Tuck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Oshiomogho Atogwe, and Jay Feely about football’s violent nature, the sacrifices players and families make, adversity they face, temptations they endure, and the call to being leaders and role models.
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
In Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday he recounts coaches Tony Dungy, Marvin Lewis, and Brad Childress talking about the importance of having men of faith on their rosters.
“These players understand there is something bigger than themselves and realize that someday they’ll have to answer for their actions. The result is oftentimes a greater sense of humility, a willingness to think about the team over themselves, and the realization that their talent isn’t their due, but rather a gift from God to be used for His purpose.