Item description for Man Does Not Live by Sports Alone: Devotions for Men by Dennis Swanberg...
Overview Life throws lots of curves?how?s a man supposed to handle these challenges? Minister and TV host Dr. Dennis Swanberg has some wise and witty thoughts. He tackles tough issues, shooting straight for the heart in thirty brief devotionals inspired by key Bible verses. In addition to these reflections, he offers sports-related quotes and questions to ponder, a reinforcing Scripture, a discussion topic, and a closing thought. Equally useful for a quiet time or small group experience, this friendly little book is a slam-dunk for men committed to keeping Christ first in the lives.
Publishers Description A GODLY GAME PLAN FOR THE MANLY MAN OK, guys, this book's for you. It's designed especially for manly men who love sports -- guys who'd rather watch Peyton Manning and Kurt Schilling than some fluffy chick flick. You're into NFL receivers, the best arms in the Majors, the best guards in the NBA, and NASCAR drivers. But you're also a guy who tries to spend time in God's Word and get your plays called by the Coach upstairs. Dennis "The Swan" Swanberg has you and your sports-minded buddies in mind in "Man Does Not Live by Sports Alone, " because this upbeat, humorous book isn't just about guy stuff; it's also about "God" stuff. Thirty personal devotionals double as springboards for accountability-group discussion with your friends about God's playbook. Each devotional contains: - "A Word from the Coach" in a key Bible text - "Warmups" questions to ponder and sports-related quotes - "Going Deep" thought and heart challenges - "Recap" summaries and reinforcing scriptures - "In the Huddle" discussion starters - "Game Plan" life applications - And "Game Notes" pages to record your thoughts and responses This book offers a game plan for tackling the tough issues in the game of life and will help you do more than just stay in the game -- it will give you strategies for being a winner "It's not enough to be a manly man who talks about manly stuff. You've also got to be a godly man who talks and thinks about God stuff. When you do, you'll be a winner in the game of life. -- The Swan"
Community Description OK guys, this book's for you. It's designed especially for manly men who love sports - guys who'd rather watch Peyton Manning and Kurt Schilling than some fluffy chick flick. You're into NFL receivers, the best arms in the Majors, the best guards in the NBA and NASCAR drivers. But you're also a guy who tries to spend time in God's Word and get your plays called by the Coach upstairs.
Dennis "The Swan" Swanberg has you and your sports buddies in mind in Man Does Not Live by Sports Alone, because this upbeat, humorous book isn't just about guy stuff. Thirty personal devotionals double as springboards for accountability-group discussion with your friends about God's playbook.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2006
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1416535934 ISBN13 9781416535935 UPC 645177137465
Availability 0 units.
More About Dennis Swanberg
Dennis Swanberg served the local church in pastoral ministry for 23 years. Then, in 1995, Dennis took a leap of faith when he stepped down as church pastor and stepped up to the microphone. Soon, Swan became "America's Minister of Encouragement," speaking to about 150 churches and organizations every year. He has hosted two successful TV series, authored eight books, and created over a dozen DVDs. Dennis is a graduate of Baylor University. He earned both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. He is married, has two grown sons, and lives in Monroe, Louisiana. Ron Smith has co-written several books and published hundreds more as co- founder/publisher of Freeman Smith, an imprint of Worthy Publishing.
Dennis Swanberg currently resides in Monroe, in the state of Texas. Dennis Swanberg was born in 1953.
Reviews - What do customers think about Man Does Not Live by Sports Alone: Devotions for Men?
Use This Book to Combine Sports and a Love of God Nov 26, 2006
I love the quotation from Billy Graham in the opening pages of this book: "Whatever you love most. Be it sports, pleasure, business or God. That is your god." It's true most men live and breath sports and if it's playing on television, then you have it turned on in your home.
Here's the perfect gift for this type of person because it uses sports examples to spur godly living. Thirty devotions or chapters are included and each one includes a series of thought-provoking questions (called the warmup) followed by a brief devotion (called going deep, with a recap (a summary thought), an "in the huddle" section (where you consider the application to the devotional thought), a game plan (where you pick up some ideas to apply it to your life), and finally a page called game notes, where you write your personal thoughts from the reading.
Anyone can complete a chapter in a few minutes--either early in the morning or on a lunch break or in the evening. Each chapter is well-written and applicable to any sports-loving man.