Former football coach Buster Schuler, who left town following a tragedy during a championship game in 1988, has returned for one last chance to lead the Crusaders to glory. But he soon discovers the challenge is overwhelming. Outmanned and outsized, the Crusaders enter a make-or-break season, and other lives are caught up in the their quest.
As the Crusaders head for a final confrontation with their most powerful rival, this last drive for victory mirrors the struggles of everyone in Athens City to recapture the heart and soul of their town.
©2001 by Jerry B. Jenkins; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
"A homey, feel-good story." (Publishers Weekly)
"His characters have flaws. Their lives are not easy. Yet they show resourcefulness that serves as an inspiration." (Sports Illustrated)
Books are just the best!
I've loved this book for so long. Its more than just football, it reflects life from different perspectives. The characters are not perfect little Christians, but are flawed. The way Jenkins portrays the way they need one another, each turning to God.
I listen while doing those tasks when I don't need to be mentally engaged all the time. If I miss something I listen all over again.
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