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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL by Curtis Eichelberger

Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFLMen of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL by Curtis Eichelberger
ABOUT Step into the locker rooms and living rooms of NFL players and their families to see how a close relationship with God guides football's biggest stars.

In a behind-the-scenes, off-the-field glimpse into one of America's most beloved sports, Men of Sunday reveals how Sunday's greatest rely on God to face issues such as drug abuse, family crisis, injuries, and temptations resulting from fame and fortune.

Compiled from dozens of interviews, Men of Sunday marks the intersection of two Sunday traditions: faith and football. Inspired by the league's "systemic shift" toward embracing Christianity, Bloomberg writer Curtis Eichelberger shows how God is a source of comfort when facing the unique challenges of life in the NFL and the everyday challenges of maintaining strong families and building character.

Featured personalities include

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Mike Singletary
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy
San Diego Chargers pastor Shawn Mitchell
Danisha Rolle, wife of former Tennessee and Baltimore defensive back Samari Rolle
And many more

About the Author Curtis Eichelberger is an award-winning sports reporter for Bloomberg News. He has written about the National Football League for more than two decades, first covering the Denver Broncos for the Rocky Mountain News and later becoming the national NFL writer for Bloomberg News. He has won numerous awards. Eichelberger has a master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University and is married to Judit. My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First, and I don't know why but I was really surprised by the number of Christians in the NFL. I knew players like Kurt Warner, and Tim Tebow are a few, and I felt far between. I don't know the exact number of Christian men in the NFL, but there are a lot more than I knew.
I found this book to be quite an insight into the every day lives of the players. To find some meeting for prayer sessions before games, was a surprise, and a pleasant one. Some of the things going on these players lives rather made sense and I could probably predicted it, but it is written in black and white. The women who throw themselves at these players, yes they "want" to get pregnant.
We see into the family lives of these players, and how hard the separation is on them. I loved the Arizona Cardinals Woman's Bible Study group, and how they are there for one another.
I now find some wonderful Godly men are in the NFL, and are fine examples for today's youth. Thank you Curtis Eichelberger for this insightful and heartwarming read.

I received this book from the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

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