Champions Through Christ: Winning the Game of Life

Everybody wants to be a champion. Alabama’s Paul "Bear" Bryant had a knack for drawing out that innate desire from his players and instilling a will to win that refused to be denied. Armed with a rock-solid game plan, Bryant’s Alabama teams won 13 Southeastern Conference Championships and six national championships. In Champions through Christ, Bart Cannon weaves Bryant’s football formula of "inspiration, preparation, and perspiration" together with biblical principles to form a game plan for winning the game of life. Gut-wrenching testimonies of former players, coupled with challenging experiences from the author’s background, affirm the sobering reality that becoming a champion comes with a price. On the other hand, stirring sports stories, such as Alabama’s overwhelming 1993 Sugar Bowl victory over powerful Miami, prove that the greatest victories may still be ahead. Cannon’s surprising climax describes the adrenalin rush produced when the Master, Jesus Christ, inspires His team with newfound courage to tackle life’s challenges head-on. Buckle your chinstraps and prepare for a captivating journey through the Crimson Tide’s perpetual quest for the national championship. In the words of Wayne Atcheson, associate director of the Christian Writers Guild, "Champions through Christ scores one touchdown after another!"

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