The book does mention football fairly frequently and that is something that I really have very little interest in but I still did find this book pretty interesting and inspiring because though the Kelly family loves football what the emphasis really is in this book is on Jesus and relying on Him - and that I do have a big interest in!
Erin Kelly is a young woman who still has most of her life to go through and she writes from that perspective - it is pretty neat to read the words of a young person who is on fire for seeking God's will and who realizes that there are many situations she hasn't faced yet and doesn't know how life will go for her but she desires to live life God's way.
This book talks a lot about Jim Kelly's struggles with cancer and how the family sought God's strength through that. They realized that the couldn't be "tough" on their own strength but needed God's help. She talks about very situations that she has faced where she has needed God's help and strength.
Reading about Erin and her sister dealing with their dad's cancer brought back some memories or my teenage years when my Dad fought cancer. We were so blessed that he was able to go through Chemo and come out cancer free and has stayed that way. But as this book reminds us - no matter what the result would have been - even if my Dad would have died from cancer when I was a teen - God is still Good!
This is an encouraging and easy to read book. Football loves would get an added bonus of learning more about the lives of various football players.
GIVEAWAY- Update- The Winner is Cindy. Congratulations Cindy!
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I would love to hear about a time when you really realized that only through God could something happen - when you just couldn't do it on your own strength anymore.