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(Focuses on the personal life and Christian upbringing of ...)
Focuses on the personal life and Christian upbringing of the basketball star who played for the Naval Academy and the 1988 Olympic team before becoming center for the San Antonio Spurs.
(Love him or hate him, Jimmy Johnson is a force to be reck...)
Love him or hate him, Jimmy Johnson is a force to be reckoned with. His headline-making new gig with the Miami Dolphins made him football's comeback kid of the year. In this no-holds-barred book, you'll get an up-close, powerfully personal, and brutally honest chronicle of Johnson's first year on the job . . . on and off the field. For SHARK AMONG DOLPHINS, Johnson allowed award-winning reporter Steve Hubbard to sit in on team practices, player meetings, postgame speeches, and much more: to see it, hear it, and most important of all . . . tell it, exactly the way it is.
(Though he is the NFL's all-time sack leader, a Super Bowl...)
Though he is the NFL's all-time sack leader, a Super Bowl champion, and a future Hall of Famer, Reggie White believes his true mission in life is spreading the Word of God. In God's Playbook, White makes the Bible's timeless message come alive, clearly illustrating how its ancient principles remain relevant today. White shares his own experiences on and off the football field, drawing valuable lessons from sports legends -- Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Dr. J. -- biblical heroes -- Jesus, David, Moses, and Lazarus -- as well as the unsung coaches, ministers, and mentors who have influenced him personally. For sports fans and non-sports fans alike, God's Playbook is an instructional and inspirational guide to living a rich and rewarding life.
(Like the rest of America, headline-grabbing sports figure...)
Like the rest of America, headline-grabbing sports figures are getting religion in a big way these days. Unlike in years past, though, they are not keeping it to themselves; instead, they are taking it onto the field with them. Award-winning sports writer Steve Hubbard features high-profile athletes who are sharing their faith in uniform and out: men and women, pros and amateurs, from across the sports spectrum. From football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, and boxing, to the widely followed Olympic events (track and field, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball), we hear about their faith. Before and during games, players such as the 1995 national champion UCLA basketball team kneel down or bow their heads and pray. In postgame interviews, stars such as 100-meter dash winner Gwen Torrence credit God for their victories and express their religious beliefs in a way that was unheard of a decade ago. Whether it is an outspoken Christian like Reggie White, or a devout Muslim like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, religious convictions are spilling over into competition. Faith in Sports tells the stories of the stars and gets to the heart of religious expression in sports. When did it become all the rage for athletes to express faith both in and out of the sports arena? And what about our society that tolerates and even encourages this? How has sport become America's religion?
Hubbard received his education at Ohio University, graduating from it in 1979.
Hubbard started his career as an intern at Plain Dealer in Cleveland. The next year he worked as a sportswriter at Springfield Daily News and in 1981, he went to Delaware County Times in Primos, where he worked till 1986.
From 1986 to 1992, Hubbard held the position of a sportswriter at Pittsburgh Press, and since 1992, he worked as a freelance writer at X-Press Publishing in Pittsburgh.
During his career, Hubbard was also a contributor to magazines and newspapers, including Inside Sports, Sporting News, Game Day, Football Digest, NFL Exclusive, Sports Image, and Steelers Digest.
(Focuses on the personal life and Christian upbringing of ...)1996
(Though he is the NFL's all-time sack leader, a Super Bowl...)1998
(Anecdotes of the authors' family life accompany advice on...)1996
(Like the rest of America, headline-grabbing sports figure...)1998
(Love him or hate him, Jimmy Johnson is a force to be reck...)1998
Hubbard married Julie Damschroder on July 11, 1980. The couple has 2 children: Katie and Zack.