Let’s hear a “Hip, hip, hoorah” all you football fans. The 2018 fall season is just around the corner and it’s time to cheer for your favorite team. I heard a news story the other day about a high school that cancelled their varsity football team since only 18 players showed up for pre-season practice. When I mentioned this in a business yesterday, the salesman, who was about my age, said, “That sounds like enough players to me. When I played most of the players played both ways (offense and defense) anyway.
Last year the Philadelphia Eagles were crowned Super Bowl champions. After the game when the head coach, Doug Peterson, was interviewed, he gave credit to the Lord for their victory on national television.
In addition to the coach, there is a core group of Christians on the Eagles team who are serious about their faith.
Plenty of NFL players attend weekly chapel services, but rarely does their excitement for God’s Word equal the Eagles group. They have immersed themselves in a deeper understanding of the Scriptures which includes the Hebrew and Greek texts.
Josh Cooley (a Liberty University graduate) just released a book, The Biggest Win, which provides a unique, insider look into the lives and faith of six Christian players on the Eagles 2017 Super Bowl champion team. “The book explores how these famous athletes remained committed to God’s Word, genuine Christian discipleship, accountability and sharing their faith at the highest level of sports. Whether you’re a male or female athlete, The Biggest Win will encourage you to find your ultimate identity in Christ, not your athletic achievements, and to pursue the greatest prize—eternal life through Jesus Christ.” (Bible Study Magazine).