I wrote First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best as part of a series of books that highlights famous professional athletes. It is the second book in a series, with the first one being Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits from MLB’s Best.
First Down Devotions features well-known former and current players and coaches associated with the NFL. The stories featured are not about football but about problems people face every day. I just happen to use famous players in the NFL to bring attention to attract readers. I was able to obtain real-life experiences and memories from these players and describe them in stories. The reader will be able to relate to their stories and find inspiration and encouragement from how the players handled their situations by relying on faith and their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. My hope in writing the books is to appeal to both men who have a family or involved in their community and young men who will be starting a life of their own soon. Each devotional is a quick read and relives a moment or story from the player’s past. I describe the situation and try to apply a life lesson using biblical points.
The reader will hear inspirational and motivational stories from great players like Kurt Warner, Benjamin Watson, Anthony Munoz, Andy Dalton and Ben Roethlisberger, to name a few. I took notes from my personal interviews and put their stories down in devotions to encourage and inspire the reader to follow the Lord and live a godly life. Everyone, including famous NFL players, makes mistakes or has had to deal with personal and spiritual setbacks. First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best will promote an attitude of forgiveness, dedication, humility, gratitude and love for all to follow. Players and coaches in the NFL have a job to do and a plan of action to follow. Christians and believers in Christ have the same thing. This book is meant to inspire and encourage readers to overcome the obstacles they might face and score the winning touchdown in the game of life. I am looking forward to writing volume two of both Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits from MLB’s Best, and First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best, to be released in 2021. Click here to order today.