Real Life Is Like Sports

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Julie Caldwell lives her life pursuing three of her greatest passions: sports, people, and God. Born and raised in Modesto, California, Julie received All-American honors as a shortstop at San Joaquin Delta Community College. She accepted a full-ride softball scholarship to San Diego State University and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. After serving on Athletes in Action softball staff for nearly four years, Julie co-founded Competitive Edge International in 1997. She continues to reach the unreached through sports, and there is no greater privilege or honor for her than impacting and influencing the lives of coaches and athletes around the world for Christ. You can follow Julie's online sports devotionals and Bible studies at:

Real Life Is Like Sports

Authored by Julie Caldwell
Edition: 1

Respectable teachers throughout history have taught through parables and word pictures-using that which was familiar in people's everyday life.  For example, Jesus painted word pictures of casting nets and catching fish for those familiar with fishing.  And to those well acquainted with farming, He spoke of planting seed, watering and harvesting.  Matthew, an apprentice of Jesus, even wrote, "Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables."

By illustrating His message through parables or word pictures, Jesus pointed people to another Reality--one which was hidden, yet visible to those who had "eyes to see" and "ears to hear."  One such hidden, yet visible Reality is the Real Life for which each of us was created.

With this in mind, the author has wondered at times what Jesus would say today if He were to speak to a group of coaches or athletes.  What word pictures or parables might He use to reveal what this hidden, yet visible life is really like?  In "Real Life Is Like Sports," Julie sets forth several possible illustrations and stories.

NOTE: All royalties for REAL LIFE IS LIKE SPORTS will go towards "reaching the unreached through sports." For more information, visit Competitive Edge Int'l at

Publication Date:
1497442400 / 9781497442405
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
4.25" x 6.88"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Life / Devotional

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