- 2 Book Set
- And God Said, Play Ball! Amusing and Thought-Provoking Parallels Between the Bible and Baseball
- Learn to find God in the unexpected things
- And God Said, It's Good! Amusing and Thought-Provoking Parallels Between the Bible and Football
- Perfect gift idea for the football lover
And God Said, Play Ball! Amusing and Thought-Provoking Parallels Between the Bible and Baseball:
This book is both entertaining and educational, fanciful and inspirational. It draws from the lives of Jesus Christ and Yogi Berra, Joseph of Nazareth and Joe DiMaggio, Moses and Hank Aaron, Saint Peter and Jackie Robinson.
And God Said, "Play Ball!" makes the Bible more approachable by relating it to a game loved by both children and adults. It also shows that baseball is not only a game, but a never-ending series of lessons about life, as well.
The author has been a baseball fan for more than forty years and a Catholic a lot longer than that. He has played, coached, watched, or taught baseball since he was seven years old. He is very active in lay ministry and catechetics at his Catholic parish in Seattle, and has found both the Bible and baseball to be among the greatest teachers in his life.
This book includes 8 pages of timeless photographs. You won't find a more inspiring gift for that baseball player in your life--of whatever age--or that fan in front of your TV!
Comparisons include Hail Mary passes and answered prayers; immaculate receptions and Immaculate Conceptions; football stadiums and cathedrals; biblical verses and double reverses, plus good books and playbooks. These and many more parallels fill this lively and entertaining book.
On any Sunday, you can bet some are brought closer to the spirit of the sport while others are more connected to the bible. The twenty chapters in this book compare football and the bible--with remarkable results!
"Forgiveness and good works were just pre-game drills for the Lord's true purpose here on earth."
"God rested on Sunday. Football is mostly played on Sunday. Coincidence? I think not."
Any author who can find similarities between the dazzling colors of a football team and the colorful vestments of a priest--needs to have his book read cover to cover. A delightful read for everyone--even if you're not remotely interested in football.
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And God Said, Play Ball!
And God Said, It's Good!