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Every One a Winner is a collection of true stories about sportsmen and women past and present, including cricketer Henry Olonga, rugby international Euan Murray, and Olympian Eric Liddell.
All the contributors, famous and not so well known, have at some time been involved in sports as diverse as pool, American football, fencing, tennis and hockey. Each one however, has found something that means more to them than sport …a meaning and a purpose that goes beyond the track and the field.
An engaging, very real and ultimately challenging read for anyone interested in sport and the people who play it.
This is a book of 17 short stories (18 if we include the Jonathan Carswell’s own testimony in the preface) of sports people whose lives have been given over to God, and who at some point in their lives and sporting careers came to really know Jesus and allow him to make the difference in their lives. These aren’t long biographies, indeed they are mostly just the right size to be used in any class room assembly or teaching session, and for the most part that is the feel they have to them; class room readers that will engage with the 13+ age range. Given the focus on sport due to the Olympics this is an incredibly handy guide to have especially as more than one Olympians story is told in here. There are also a number of stories from people that won’t play professional or competitive sport on Sundays, including both footballers and rugby players. In this way they are great object lessons too. It’s an easy to read book with a wide range of different sporting activities being represented, it even includes a pool players testimony amongst it’s stories, so there’s something for everyone in here, even those not into athletic sports.
“Incredibly thought–provoking and inspirational in equal measure!” Not my words, but those of a colleague to whom I gave this book on my retirement from teaching. As a games teacher he was reading the stories of a number of sportspeople he knew, found it a gripping read, and was struck by the stand they have taken for their faith (e.g. in the matter of Sunday sport). He took it on holiday and read it from cover to cover – needless to say I was thrilled that this book opened a door for the gospel.
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