Football is just the covering for the concept. The real essence of the book is about the rough and tumble world in which we all live. About the issues we face everyday which conspire to trap us, defeat us, change us into what we would never want to be. And it’s about our struggles to overcome, to be victorious, to be what God intended for us to be—in our homes, our communities, our churches, our nation, and especially in “ourselves.” This book will restore your faith, challenge your choices, and revitalize your life.
The book is simple in its approach: focus on the experience and example of a football professional, give his story, then extract the life lessons it provides to all of us and finally, give a game plan that motivates and inspires us to “fight the good fight.” It gives us a blueprint to have the “guts” to receive the “grace” that guides us into “glory.”
Dr. Jim Grassi is an award winning author, communicator, outdoorsman, pastor, and former television co-host. Jim has presented hundreds of messages and programs around the world that help equip people to fulfill The Great Commission (Matt. 28). His unique background and experiences are the foundation for his perspective on faith and the importance of character in all aspects of life. Also, his years as a Chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers, where he served as counselor and confidant to players only enhance his ability to relate to men and to help them live lives that “make a difference.”
He is the founder/president of the culturally strategic Men’s Ministry Catalyst, an organization he incorporated in 1981. Also, he is an award winning author of several books, including “The Ultimate Fishing Challenge”, “Heaven on Earth”, “In Pursuit of the Prize”, “The Ultimate Hunt”, “Crunch Time”, “A Study Guide of Israel”, “The Ultimate Men’s Ministry Encyclopedia” (Men’s Ministry Tool Box), “Crunch Time in the Red Zone”, and “Wading Through the Chaos”. Jim has also written numerous magazine articles, booklets, and tracts.
Grassi grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in northern Idaho, where he continues to write, speak, and teach. Known for his evangelistic heart, he teaches people from a background as an outdoorsman, public administrator, hall of fame fisherman, college professor, businessman, community leader, and pastor. His forty-five years of professional experience in the outdoors and with sports teams has given him a unique perspective on working with men.
So, men, buy it for yourself—to enlighten, encourage, and instruct you, your children, and other men you know.
Women, buy it for a man in your life—but then read it for yourself.