Item description for A Coach's Salvation by Ward M. Wittman...
This story is pieced together with the intention of offering hope to people who have struggled to find their unique purpose through lifeas common challenges. As a person of developing faith, my story communicates that there is an interconnected design for each of us. Like so many young boys, my dreams of greatness were foolishly wrapped around a ball. And, like so many young boys, I hadnat the abilities to warrant such dreams. Part of my salvation came when I married my wife, Suzanne. But it was my continued athletic failures as a coach and the souls of my players that would bring my salvation before me.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Aug 27, 2007
ISBN 1424186285 ISBN13 9781424186280
Reviews - What do customers think about A Coach's Salvation?
I love this book! Oct 9, 2007
This was an amazing and truely heartfelt book. I laughed out loud as I read some of the passages. I wasn't able to put the book down!
Insightful book! Sep 23, 2007
Upon receiving this book, I immediately sat down, and, with just a few short breaks, had read the entire thing. Granted, I was fairly excited to read it, being a former student of Mr. Wittman's, and it's not incredibly long, however, it is an exceptionally well written book, despite his many protests to the contrary. I normally don't read this type of book; seeing it in the store, I wouldn't have given it a second glance, but I was far too intrigued by what Mr. Wittman had to say. He was a teacher at my school for just three years; far shorter than most others in that small town, however, He's one of the few teachers I still remember to this day, just a few short years later. Why is that? Because he made an impact, made a difference; when he had something to say, you listened, not because you were forced to, but because you wanted to. I would find myself drifting into his classroom between classes just to chat, and hopefully gain some insight. I was never exceptionally close to him (me not being on his basketball team), however, his words still ring in my head, and I wish he could have taught there a little longer. This book is written almost as a brief autobiography, divided into life segments just as I could see him explaining it in one of his psychology classes. Each chapter is filled with excellent quotes and references (with a complete bibliography for those wishing to track down his inspirations), complete with many great life lessons, that can apply anytime, anywhere, from a man who has spent his lifetime as a coach. He uses his extensive background in basketball as a medium for conveying his wisdom (the book is rife with pre-game pep talks, and basketball anecdotes). Mr. Wittman has endured many struggles along his path, yet his faith endures, his faith in people, his faith in God, and his faith in himself (not to mention basketball). All this you will find as he pours his life out onto the pages; interwoven throughout the book is a touching true story that could come right out of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which all comes together at the end, bringing a right close to the book, and this chapter in his life. If you're struggling to find purpose in your life, or just looking for a great read from a wise man, A Coach's Salvation by Ward Wittman will reach out to you. This is his story.