Another Book on Sports from a Christian Perspective

I have the book In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship by David Prince on my “Most Wanted List.” Being an avid sports fan, I am always looking to encourage my soul to enjoy sports as a gracious gift of God and not an idol. This book, reviewed by Gavin Peacock of The Gospel Coalition, looks helpful.

 

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2 comments

  1. Hello Charles, In Peacocks review, he makes this statement, “Sports can make for healthy COMPETITION, which spurs creativity, increases focus, and mutually sharpens gifts (25). Nevertheless, one way we deal with COMPETITION…”. My question is, are we ever instructed, from the Scriptures, to be competitive? I’ve done several studies on the topic and would like your take on this question. In my opinion, the Bible references worldly competition several times, i.e. 1 Cor 9:24-27, as a way to illustrate how we should pursue righteousness, but never as a way to conduct our lives. Your thoughts?

    1. Before I answer your question, can you clarify what you mean by “how we should pursue righteousness” vs. “a way to conduct our lives”? Are you defining those two phrases differently, in your mind?

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