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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Biggest Win By: Joshua Cooley

Foreword by Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos.

The Biggest Win gives athletes and sports fans of all ages a unique, insider s look into the lives and faith of six Christian NFL players from the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl team Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos. Through the ups and downs of their experiences, author Joshua Cooley shows how these high-profile athletes remain committed to God s Word, genuine Christian discipleship, and sharing their faith. Using their voices and stories, The Biggest Win gives sports-minded readers hope and direction for living out their faith while competing.
The Biggest Win is ideal for pastors, youth, and college leaders to use as a small group resource with students interested in sports. Questions at the end of every chapter will spark helpful conversations about living by faith as an athlete and fan. It is a MUST for coaches to use with every Christian youth sports and school teams. See your youth athletes faith grow as they hear and learn from the amazing stories of these Super Bowl Champions. Also a perfect book for men s church groups.
The Biggest Win combines biblical truths with practical direction on issues that every Christian faces including dealing with adversity, competition, change, success, failure, and how to thrive by faith in a pressurized world. Encouraging male and female athletes in any sport, The Biggest Win guides them in finding their ultimate identity in Christ, not their athletic achievements, and assures them that their greatest prize is eternal life.

Joshua Cooley is the children’s ministry director at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., a freelance writer and a former fulltime sports writer/editor with a journalism degree from Liberty University. His freelance work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Sports Illustrated, Sports Spectrum, FCA Magazine, Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun and The Orlando Sentinel. He has written for teenagers and children in Highlights, Breakaway, Brio, Clubhouse and Susie magazines. Joshua also has co-written two other books: The One-Year Sports Devotions For Kids (with Tyndale House Publishers) and Playing With Purpose: Inside the Lives and Faith of the Major Leagues’ Top Players. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Germantown, Md.


I am a huge Cleveland Browns fan. That being said I am used to my share of heartache. I know that so many football players crash and burn. Fame gets to them. They get caught up about having all the money. This was a very refreshing read. It was nice to read about top players that have put God first and have been able to be huge influencer because of their career. I love that the players shared their favorite scriptures and Godly examples. This is a must read for any sports fan

I received a copy of this book through New Growth Press, all thoughts are my own. 

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