Sunday, January 23, 2011
Remember Why You Play
Remember Why You Play by David Thomas is an incredibly touching story of a high school football coach and his team who value people more than numbers on a scoreboard.
In November 2008, the Faith Christian Lions closed their regular season by playing the Gainesville State Tornados. Faith had already secured its slot in the playoffs. The Tornadoes were winless in eight games and had scored only two touchdowns all season.
This game should have meant nothing. It turned out to mean everything.
Those two short paragraphs are enough to spark just about any football enthusiast to pick up this book. Reading the first few pages will hook you and draw you in as you read about kids with values that are not, unfortunately, common any more in our world. This is a story about doing what you can to make a difference for your fellow man.
A story for all ages. A lesson to be learned for all ages.
My copy of Remember Why You Play was graciously given to me by Tyndale House for my honest review.