Remember Why You Play: Faith, Football, and a Season to Believe

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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If you enjoyed Friday Night Lights, this book is a must-read. Remember Why You Play documents the lives, struggles, and triumphs of the players and coaches of Faith Christian School in Grapevine, Texas.
Sports columnist and author David Thomas followed the team for a full season, recording a story that will inspire readers to understand that relationships are more important than winning.
One of the key events was a game that Faith Christian played against the Gainesville State Tornadoes, a school for convicted juvenile offenders. The story of this spectacular game is being made into a movie, titled One Heart, with an anticipated release in November 2010. Reminiscent of Hoosiers and Remember the Titans, this true story makes a strong statement about the impact of compassion and sportsmanship.

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User Review  - Lance Cornell - Goodreads

I waffled on reading this book for a few months. I had read books with the same theme before...Friday Night Lights and In These Girls, Hope Is A Muscle...and figured this one would follow the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanne - Goodreads

This is a great book chronicling the season of Faith Christian HS football team. Its both a good read and helpful in how you look at what you do in life. Read full review


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David M. Thomas has recently retired as Vice-President Academic of Malaspina University-College, in Nanaimo, BC. Educated in the United Kingdom, France, and Canada, he has held a number of senior academic administrative appointments in addition to teaching. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Calgary; is author of Whistling Past the Graveyard: Constitutional Abeyances, Quebec, and the Future of Canada; was a co-editor of Braving the New World: Readings in Contemporary Politics; and is the editor of the first two editions of Canada and the United States: Differences that Count.

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