By Curtis Eichelberger

Step into the locker rooms and residing rooms of NFL gamers and their households to determine how an in depth dating with God courses football's greatest stars.

In a behind-the-scenes, off-the-field glimpse into one in every of America's so much cherished activities, Men of Sunday finds how Sunday's maximum depend upon God to stand concerns reminiscent of drug abuse, relations predicament, accidents, and temptations due to popularity and fortune.

Compiled from dozens of interviews, Men of Sunday marks the intersection of 2 Sunday traditions: religion and soccer. encouraged by way of the league's "systemic shift" towards embracing Christianity, Bloomberg writer Curtis Eichelberger indicates how God is a resource of convenience while dealing with the original demanding situations of lifestyles within the NFL and the typical demanding situations of retaining powerful households and construction character.

Featured personalities include 

  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis
  • New York Jets working again LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
  • Former Chicago Bears center linebacker Mike Singletary
  • Cincinnati Bengals trainer Marvin Lewis
  • Former Indianapolis Colts trainer Tony Dungy
  • San Diego Chargers pastor Shawn Mitchell
  • Danisha Rolle, spouse of former Tennessee and Baltimore shielding again Samari Rolle
  • And many more

Men of Sunday is a must have for any soccer fan, instructing the useful lesson of trusting within the Lord―both off and on the field.

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Thomas Nelson, Inc. titles might be bought in bulk for tutorial, enterprise, fund-raising, or revenues promotional use. for info, please email SpecialMarkets@ThomasNelson. com. until differently famous, Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New foreign Version®, NIV®. � 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by means of Biblica, Inc. ™ utilized by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved world wide. www. zondervan. com. Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Bible. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Eichelberger, Curtis. males of Sunday : how religion publications the gamers, coaches, and better halves of the NFL / Curtis Eichelberger. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-8499-4734-6 (trade paper) 1. soccer players—Religious existence. 2. soccer avid gamers’ spouses—Religious existence. three. soccer coaches—Religious lifestyles. four. nationwide soccer League. I. name. BV4596. F6E33 2012 277. 3'08308879633—dc23 2012020233 published within the country 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen QG five four three 2 1 To my spouse, Judit. It was once your love, persistence, and aid that made this undertaking attainable. CONTENTS Foreword creation ONE: To Glorify the Lord : A Violent online game 3: relatives Sacrifices 4: Overcoming Adversity 5: Temptation SIX: to like each other SEVEN: Transitions 8: God’s Plan 9: What It potential to steer Acknowledgments Foreword The nationwide soccer League is the most well-liked activities league in the United States. each Sunday within the Fall, hundreds of thousands of individuals attend a online game or watch one on tv. the large hits, scintillating runs, precision throws, and acrobatic catches provide the awe; whereas an eighty-yard, last-minute scoring force presents the simulated real-life drama that conjures up even the unathletic to think something is feasible. The league is such a success that it doesn't want personalities to top its reputation. in contrast to the NBA, the NHL, or MLB, the NFL is an organization of groups whose staff, through necessity, needs to hire a face masks whereas they practice their tasks, making facial reputation tricky at top. males of Sunday eliminates the masks from essentially the most admired gridiron greats to provide the reader a window into their religious trip. Off the sphere, either trainer and participant are the everyman. He has well-being issues and kinfolk concerns. His responsibility to his occupation stretches his relationships. to make sure, he often has considerably extra monetary skill to handle his matters, yet fabric assets can’t repair each challenge. males of Sunday does a masterful task of delivering very own cameos, unveiling those superhuman performers’ humanity. it's a rarity for any high-level athlete to teach vulnerability. Even rarer is for stated athlete to bare facts of normalcy to an unacquainted writer who may well leverage his weak point into tabloid-like fodder. outstanding is the one notice to explain the belief those males have given writer Curtis Eichelberger. both as wonderful is the sensitivity with which he writes each one tale. Coaches, gamers, and other halves are strangely sincere as they recount either victories and defeats that can't be tabulated on a scoreboard.

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