The following reviews primarily reflect a Local Church Sports Outreach Ministry perspective, rather than assessing whether or not the books are delightful or inspirational to read.
Simply put: Born to Play is the most excellent and succinct book of its kind! Authors Stuart Weir & Graham Daniels combine a lifetime of sporting experience, personal reflections, conversations with competitors and interactions with thinkers, researchers and theologians into a concise primer on how to compete in the image of Jesus. This is a must read for all athletes and coaches who proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior.
This book is not designed to be an Academic textbook, nor a comprehensive theological tome but rather a simple (but not simplistic) and clear overview of how to view and interact with teammates, coaches, "opponents," success, referees/officials and sport itself. This short (in length) book is long in helping disciples of Christ conceptualize how to envision and engage in sport.
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