I found this to be a very warm, revealing and enjoyable book by Gavin Peacock, a former top-class footballer, pundit and now pastor. The author describes his journey into professional football aided by his father as mentor and coach. His career included spells at QPR, Newcastle United and Chelsea, as well as Charlton Athletic and Bournemouth and playing in the FA Cup Final. Whilst playing for QPR he found himself thinking deeply about life’s purpose and became a Christian at the age of 18. He immediately told his team-mates that he had become a Christian and was greeted with derision and many questions.
Gavin Peacock vividly illustrates the pressures of the club footballer’s life domestically and professionally, describing how his Christian faith provided stability in a very uncertain world whilst experiencing fame and a good lifestyle. There are enthralling passages about key fixtures, family life and the hard work of a pundit, commentator and presenter. Moreover, the way he relates his transition into Christian ministry in Canada is very inspiring. The story of A Greater Glory is told with zest and will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Gari Lewis, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Llwynhendy