Book review: Everything I Know About God I Learned From Football

by Eric Chaffin

★★★★

My beloved Vikings are 0-4. Could be a long season. In desperation, I found this little book of inspiration. The Forward promises, “Everything I Know About God I Learned From Football is a book that beautifully offers both the sports fan and the disciple of Christ a formula for success.”

Chaffin tells stories from the gridiron, and relates them to the Bible and Christian life. He writes from a conservative perspective, providing encouragement and spiritual direction. It’s a serious topic, but told in a way that makes sense even with a beer in one hand and a remote control in the other. Each chapter concludes with a red-zone push (a bulleted summary) and a post-game kneel (a short prayer).

Cute, personal, a little sappy from a guy’s perspective. Buy it for your guy and set it on the armrest of his easy chair for halftime reading. Maybe he won’t totally forget about God this Sunday.

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