Monday, August 24, 2009

All the Good in Sports: True Stories That Go Beyond the Headlines

Stories about athletes and coaches usually focus on their championships or their scandals. All the Good in Sports features 20 contemporary sports personalities who go beyond the headlines to candidly share how their relationship with Christ has helped them cope with a variety of difficulties, both professional and personal, and how in Christ they found victory in their personal lives. Many professing Christians in the sports world have achieved wealth and notoriety, but life s luxuries do not exempt them from life s difficulties. Name recognition and personal fortune cannot rescue one whose marriage is on the rocks, one facing substance abuse, or one facing disease or even death. The sports heroes featured in All the Good in Sports are not super human. They go through the same pendulum of emotions you and I do when life deals us a punch in the stomach. However, what they discover or rediscover is a God who is faithful and responsive in their time of need.
About the Author
MIKE SANDROLINI has worked for more than 20 years as a professional writer, editor, reporter and columnist with four newspapers (daily and weekly) and one magazine publishing company. He has also been involved in Christian publishing as a reporter and writer since the early 1990s, including work for Sports Spectrum magazine. He has been published in Sharing the Victory, the official magazine of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Breakaway and Charisma; SLAM; Basketball Digest; and Preview Sports. Other venues for his work include the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Copley Newspapers, Liberty Suburban Chicago Newspapers and the Chicago Bear Report. His work has been recognized in various state and national newspaper editorial excellence contests.