Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review: Remember Why You Play by David Thomas

Remember Why You Play is an excellent book for any Christian who is a sports enthusiast, and any teenage athlete who looking for inspiration for the field.  I might have been one of the few people who did not know anything about the game between the Faith Christian Lions and the Gainesville State Tornadoes (I won't reveal it here in case there are others who want to read this book and be surprised). The author does a good job in building up to the moment, even going back to the prior season. The book has a great layout with each chapter covering each game/major moment. You get a good feel and intimate knowledge of the coaches and players as you journey with them up to this memorial event.

As I was reading this book, it stood out to me why our public school system is failing - the removal of God. There are so many great lessons Coach Hogan shares with his team that just would not be allowed in a public classroom. It is a reminder to me that we are all created by God and have a God-given purpose in this life - to know Him as our Saviour and glorify Him with our life.

Overall, this is an excellent book and well worth the read.

This book was given to me free by Tyndale House Publishing.


  1. A healthy interest in sports offers learning opportunities. Keeping the focus on God, incorporating Him in every aspect of our lives is of the most importance. When I hear of Christian aspects in the lives of our own Texas Rangers this year, it shows me we need more of them in the professional sports arena. Their witness is seen nationwide.

  2. Sounds like a really great book.