Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
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.