Item description for The Road to Glory: The Path of Faith That Led to Oklahoma and a National Championship by Josh Heupel, Bob Schaller & Bob Stoops...
Josh Heupel's road to a national championship with Oklahoma was filled with obstacles, from the near-death experience of his mother to a serious injury that could very easily have ended Josh's career.
In "The Road to Glory: The path of faith that led to Oklahoma and a national championship." Josh Heupel writes about the lessons he's learned and how young people can take that information and apply it to their own lives. He also writes about the proper way for parents to be involved in their children's sports careers, and how faith has led to Josh's development as a person.
The book also honors the National Championship season at Oklahoma in 2000, with game boxes and personalized stories from Josh about each game. In addition to having COMPLETE regular season game boxscores and game notes, there is also complete play-by-play action from the Big 12 Championship and Orange Bowl National Championship Games, making this book a keepsake for Sooner fans for decades.
Through hard work and commitment, Josh was able to see the journey through to the finish at Oklahoma, as he now looks forward to his next challenge: The NFL. This 192-page book has a 16-page photo section. The Foreword is by Oklahoma's Football Coach, Bob Stoops, and the Introduction is by Sooner Coaching Legend Barry Switzer.
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Studio: Cross Training Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2001
Publisher Cross Training Publishing
ISBN 1929478259 ISBN13 9781929478255
Reviews - What do customers think about The Road to Glory?
Great Book Jul 16, 2001
Wow...what a book and story by Josh Heupel. He is truly an outstanding young man with his head on straight. A must read for all, even if you are not from Oklahoma. I don't live in Oklahoma and just heard about the book.
The story of an extraordinary young man May 1, 2001
Josh Heupel is a cut above your average athlete, not in terms of physical ability, but in hard work, dedication, and faith. He was the biggest key (along with Coach Bob Stoops and his staff) to the resurrection of the Oklahoma Sooner football program to national glory. As a diehard Sooner fan, I found this a very enjoyable read. As a Christian, I found it inspirational. Although Josh is listed as the author, it's clear that most of this book was written by his collaborator, who interviewed friends and family to get the full picture of this remarkable young man. There are a few chapters penned by Heupel, including a message he gave at church the Sunday morning following the Big 12 Championship game. The last section details each game of the Sooners championship run, which admittedly will probably only be of interest to Sooner fans (me!) I would like to have seen Josh talk more about the day-to-day experiences, the interaction with teammates and coaches, that type of thing. Maybe it will be up to someone else to write that book. I recommend this book for young people, Oklahoma Sooner fans, and Miami Dolphin fans (the Dolphins drafted him in the sixth round, and if they read this, they'll have no doubt that Heupel will be a great player for them in the NFL). Josh Heupel will be a success in whatever he does, and this book shows you why.
Heupel is first class all the way Apr 19, 2001
This book will be treasured by Sooner Fans forever. We are very lucky to have had such a great guy lead our team to the NC. Josh is such a wonderful guy and a great leader. Seeing the pictures in the book brought back great memories. This book is a MUST HAVE for any Sooner fan.
A Stirring Read Apr 18, 2001
Josh Heupel shares his most inner thoughts as he retraces the long road from South Dakota to the hallowed ground of Owen Field at OU. You'll discover a very humble man who wasn't always close to God, but in time turned his life around and achieved the pinnacle of college football. No Sooner fan should miss this book filled with great trivia as well. Thanks for the excitement you gave us Josh and may the road continue to be straight and narrow for you...