Friday, February 11, 2011
God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC by Chad Gibbs
In the south, SEC football is an important part of life to many people. Many of these same people claim to Christians, but where does their true passion lie? With their beloved football team, or their religion?
Gibbs sets off on a journey to investigate just that: faith and fanaticism in the Southeastern Football Conference. Is it possible to be a die-hard fan for you favorite football team and on fire for Jesus at the same time? He commits to visiting every SEC stadium for a game visiting with various fanatics and school religious groups. He caps off every trip by visiting a local church in each college town, each a different denomination.
What I Thought:
I enjoy the occasional college football game, but I am no where near a fanatic like many of my friends are. My husband picked up this book and when he told me what it was about and the premise, my interest was peaked so I decided to give it a try.
Chad, a die-hard Auburn fan (who was a die-hard Alabama fan as a child, then converted in college), does an amazing job exploring this issue in a matter that is entertaining and wildly humorous way as he recounts his travels to the many SEC schools. You will become friends with the many of the people Gibbs meets along the football circuit.
You will laugh out loud at his thoughts. Promise.
If you are a football fan, or a fanatic about anything really, you will think about your passions and priorities. Promise.
Overall, this is a great lighthearted read that will leave you thinking!
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC by Chad Gibbs.
Reviewed from a copy checked out from my local library.