Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the "Gipper", this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the 20th century, and why is his story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh.
"Not sure why my grade 1 teacher was reading this"
Dear Enemy is an inspirational novel that transports readers back to the darkest days of World War II. Full of heroism and drama, this story of an American combat nurse shows how the power of faith can overcome any obstacle, even in times of total war.
A recipient of numerous Christian and secular awards, including two Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction, acclaimed author Jack Cavanaugh has published more than 20 books.
For peasant intellectual Thomas Torr, translating the Latin Vulgate into English with the illustrious John Wycliffe is a way to bring God’s word to all people. But the Roman Church has pronounced a death sentence on anyone possessing an English Bible, and Thomas soon faces a baptism of fire that threatens his very existence. From a simple British village to the elaborate Roman catacombs, Thomas confronts incredible adventure and shattering betrayal as he struggles to heed God’s call for him.
Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed men, millions of them, including those from 21 through 35 years of age who had been ordered to register for the draft, the age range of most big league baseball players.