Sport is a good gift from God. Sport has been corrupted by human sin. But sport can be played for God’s glory.
These are the premises that Stephen Liggins unpacks in the first chapter of his excellent book: The Good Sporting Life. Having unpacked these truths as a starting point, Liggins takes the sporting believer through an exploration of the challenges and joys of playing sport as a believer. Having seen commendations from the likes of individuals involved in the UK sports ministry, Christians in Sport, I had high hopes for this book. Liggins does not disappoint. The Good Sporting Life is a really helpful read for Christians involved in sport at any level (and the history of sport and the church in chapter two is worth the price of the book alone!) Liggins brings examples from his own career, as well as many more from sportspeople of all ages and levels. Combining these examples with faithful teaching from Scripture, Liggins explores how a believer can glorify God in their sport.
Whether you play, coach or merely watch sport, this book will be a great help to you, and will challenge you to use your involvement with the sporting world for God’s glory.
Ed Creedy, Grace Church, Guildford