SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT is our second book in the Sports and Faith Series by Patrick McCaskey. Books in the series are timeless in their coverage and we like to mentioned each one of them in our posts.

The cover for SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT  includes Burke Masters as a student athlete at Mississipi State. Masters has turned in his uniform for a priest’s collar. Father Masters applies much of his attention to evengelical efforts of the church and he has been a powerhouse in reaching people with gospel messages on social media.  We include Father Burke’s store in the book. We’d also like to add here that Father Masters keeps his “mitt” in the game as the team chaplain for the Chicago Cubs.

SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT  also includes plenty of stories of other great athletes from recent professionals like Jeremy Lin and Josh McCown, to legendary athletes like Stan “the Man” Musial and Bob Cousy. We spotlight some great teams with lots of heart and courage. We look at Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle team that was portrayed in the motion picture “When the Game Stands Tall.” And we spend some time with people like Tom Monaghan whose huge philanthropic concerns are known throughout the world. We look at the University of Notre Dame, St. Michael’s Norbertine Abbey, and other institutions that have a long religious history. We plunge into a few Bible stories. We take a look at some of the McCaskeys whom you might find interesting. And we included a few McCaskey poems and creative writings.

We also took on some sad developments. In this edition of Sports and Faith we look at the tragedy in Kabul where three brave men, Dr. Jerry Umanos and John and Gary Gabel were killed in cold blood. All three died at the foot of the cross. We also look at the Washington Illinois tornado and the people who helped remediate the sufferings.

And we also look at Matthew Lightner and Grant Desme, two promising athletes who have followed in Father John Smyth’s role of lifetime service.

Details:
SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT
ISBN: 978-0-9819342-6-6
248 pages
Paperback
May 2015