Contents^^Foreword^Acknowledgments^Introduction^^1. Tony Bennett: The Coach's Kid^2. Mark Eaton: From Engine Blocks To Blocked Shots^3. Craig Ehlo: The Catalyst^4. Julius Erving: The Good Doctor^5. A.C. Green: Against The Flow^6. Hersey Hawkins: No Longer The Center^7. Avery Johnson: The Little Warrior^8. Kevin...
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Contents^^Foreword^Acknowledgments^Introduction^^1. Tony Bennett: The Coach's Kid^2. Mark Eaton: From Engine Blocks To Blocked Shots^3. Craig Ehlo: The Catalyst^4. Julius Erving: The Good Doctor^5. A.C. Green: Against The Flow^6. Hersey Hawkins: No Longer The Center^7. Avery Johnson: The Little Warrior^8. Kevin Johnson: Bright Spot For The Suns^9. Bobby Jones: The Quiet Man^10. Clark Kellogg: The Class Of '83^11. Brent Price: A History Of Success^12. Mark Price: Paying The Price For Excellence^13. David Robinson: It All Adds Up To Greatness^14. David Thompson: Rescued At Last^15. Buck Williams: Order On The Court^16. David Wood: Blue Collar Worker^17. Pete Maravich: A Special Tribute P. 279^
Meet more than a dozen professional players of the National Basketball Association. They are Christians first-and basketball players second. Learn how their faith has been a source of hope and strength in the high pressure world of professional sports. And how Christ has helped them avoid the temptations and pitfalls of NBA life.^^WHAT MAKES THESE ATHLETES GREAT?^Stamina. Skill. Natural ability. Agility. That's what many would say, but these athletes would all agree that Christ alone is their true source of greatness. Spiritual stamina and skill strengthen the Christian players in the NBA. Read inspiring stories of All-Star players devoted to their families, and of athletes who have created foundations to help kids. Each profile includes player photos, career statistics, and Questions/Answers on such topics as temptations, "trash talk," competition, and being a role model in the NBA.^^Read the stories of such outstanding players as:^*David Robinson, a reluctant basketball player who was only a part-time, average player until his second year of college^*Kevin Johnson, winner of the Presidential Point of Light Award for his work with young people in Sacramento^*Mark Price and Craig Ehlo, and the friendship that led Ehlo to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ^*A.C. Green, a leading spokesman for young people through his foundation that encourages sexual purity^
In this collection of inspiring stories, 13 Christian players in the NBA and four retired professional basketball players offer their testamonials and tell how their faith has been a source of hope and strength in the high-pressure world of professional sports.
Dave Branon is managing editor of the award-winning magazing Sports Spectrum, which has led to his writing numerous sports books. An avid sportsman himself, Dave is married to Sue and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.