Another Playing with Purpose book by Mike Yorkey, only this time it is about Football (I previously reviewed his Baseball and Basketball Playing with Purpose books). Playing with Purpose Inside the Lives and Faith of The NFL’s Most Intriguing Players – Jared Allen, Colin Kapernick, Drew Brees and Others. Each chapter focuses on the story of a different player in the NFL and how their Faith helps them be the player that they are. Near the end of the book there is a chapter with more of a compilation of some other players who have a strong faith as well, but for whatever reason were not chosen to be the main focus of the book.
There are a lot of different stories about all the players and how their faith has impacted or changed their careers. It was definitely an interesting read even though I am not a football fan and really didn’t know of many of the players mentioned.
I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in order to write this review I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Meet the “starting lineup” of talented professional players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Football. Just in time for the new pro season, this book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the professional gridiron. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now updates their stories and adds profiles of Colin Kaepernick and Drew Brees, defensive end Jared Allen, safety Corey Lynch, kicker Phil Dawson, coach Greg Schiano, and more.