If you are a fan of football, this may be one book to add to your list. With a foreword from Tony Dungy, this book chronicles Case Keenum’s journey from childhood to being on top after winning the Super Bowl. Along the way, in addition to learning his football path, the reader also learns about Case’s faith journey. And, for him, faith comes first, then family, then football.
In a world seemingly full of negative news everywhere you turn, it’s refreshing to read a positive story, such as Case’s (and it was fun to see my favorite team, the NY Giants, mentioned a few times, as well!). Case is upfront about the fact that he is a Christian first and foremost, and he uses football to glorify God.
While this book could be read by anyone, there is a lot of technical talk and name-dropping, so it would be best enjoyed by a football fan. Overall, it is a quick read.
A few of my favorite quotes include:
· “Faith is the foundation for everything.”
· “I don’t care what your goal is … Christ comes before everything.”
· “God has you right where He wants you. He has put you exactly where He intended to. And He has equipped you for that time.” (advice to Chase from Vikings’ long-time chaplain Tom Lamphere)
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher (B&H Blogger Program), but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.