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Don't Waste Your Sports

Author C.J. Mahaney
Narrator Sean Runnette
Runtime 1 Hr. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 2, 2011
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A concise audio encouraging Christian athletes to see sports as a true gift from God, created for his glory. "Why is it that sports seem to bring out the best and the worst in us?" asks author C. J. Mahaney. "Sports are a gift from God. But as soon as you introduce the human heart, things get complicated." For the Christian athlete, sports are one of the key battlegrounds in which pride and self-glory are regular temptations. If sports are indeed a gift from God, why are playing fields and courts so often arenas for our egos? How are we to enjoy sports in a godly way?

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A concise audio encouraging Christian athletes to see sports as a true gift from God, created for his glory.

"Why is it that sports seem to bring out the best and the worst in us?" asks author C. J. Mahaney. "Sports are a gift from God. But as soon as you introduce the human heart, things get complicated." For the Christian athlete, sports are one of the key battlegrounds in which pride and self-glory are regular temptations. If sports are indeed a gift from God, why are playing fields and courts so often arenas for our egos? How are we to enjoy sports in a godly way?

Self-described "pastor athlete" C. J. Mahaney looks to Scripture for principles that speak to the role of sports in our lives. This booklet outlines how Christian athletes are to play for the glory of God and model gratitude, humility, and service. With candor and humor, Mahaney recounts his own story with sports and through illustrations and practical applications exhorts athletes not to waste their sports.

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Great book
Great book. Excellent perspective on how our involvement in sports has the potential to glorify and honor God if done correctly.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/22/2017)
Good perspective
Good perspective on our gifts from God.
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Review by / (Posted on 6/14/2013)
Great book - applies biblical principles to the sports arena
As usual C.J. Mahaney presents the gospel to us in an easy-to-understand and applicable way that in no way reduces the gospel, but shows us how to practically apply it to different areas of our lives - in this case sports/fitness training and the like. Actually you could replace the work "Sports" with anything, "job", "sickness", "travel", "shopping" and so on, and the message will still fit because the underlying principles are Biblical and therefore universal.

A very short book - but it says it all - I listened to the entire audiobook in one gym session!

This would also make a good discussion series for small groups and the like.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/12/2013)
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