Apostolic Athletes: 11 Priests and Bishops Reveal How Sports Helped Them Follow Christ's Call

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Apostolic Athletes: 11 Priests and Bishops Reveal How Sports Helped Them Follow Christ's Call

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Gathering the testimonies of 11 athletes turned priests and bishops, Catholic journalist Trent Beattie's latest book bears witness to the surprising ways the mercy of God can call us into His service. The perfect gift for the sports-obsessed person in your life!



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.
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Author No
Illustrations 0
Page Count 164
Type Books
Format Paperback
Dimensions No
Language English
Published Apr 15, 2018
ISBN 9781596144149
Ship Date 4/9/18

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This was a fascinating read from the forward to the afterword! 5stars!!
Really enjoyed this book, especially Fr. Drew and Bishop Barres stories! Thought this book would really pertain to males but after reading realize this is a must read for all Catholics...Loved It! Review by KDL / (Posted on 5/15/2018)