Apostolic Athletes: 11 Priests and Bishops Reveal How Sports Helped Them Follow Christ's Call
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Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one – 1 Cor 9:25. And some Catholics train for both crowns! Here are the stories of 11 men who fought for athletic glory – and then found their lives being turned to God's service as priests and bishops. In sports including baseball, basketball, football, spearfishing, and snowboarding, these men faced the challenges of athletics, becoming better equipped for the trials and triumphs of the Christian life. Their pursuit of excellence eventually brought them face to face with Goodness itself – God Almighty – and led them to fall in love with Christ's Bride, the Church. In this book, Catholic journalist Trent Beattie has assembled a collection of testimonies destined to inspire and challenge young people to both to play and to pray, to compete to be the best and to surrender everything to God.