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Birds of Pray

The Story of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory
Narrated by: Rob Maaddi, Sean Neff
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Sports, Football
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High Stakes, Deep Faith, and Unbreakable Brotherhood

They were the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to enter the playoffs as an underdog. Their star quarterback was out with a season-ending knee injury. Five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots towered over them. But public opinion didn't matter to the Philadelphia Eagles. They believed in each other. The band of Christian brothers on the team believed in the God of the impossible, and they played for an audience of One.

The most extensive book to explore the Christian faith shared by many of the team's players, Birds of Pray details the incredible inside story behind the Eagles' capture of the biggest prize in professional sports: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Through exclusive interviews with the players, never-before-seen photos included in the audiobook companion PDF download, and insider accounts of the miracle season's most memorable moments, Philly native and Associated Press sportswriter Rob Maaddi reveals a side of the team the world has yet to fully witness.

From an impromptu baptism in the team's cold tub to weekly Bible studies and pre-game prayers, to the unique friendship between star quarterback Carson Wentz and back-up-then-MVP Nick Foles - the Eagles excel in the unexpected. Birds of Pray follows the deep faith shared among players, the high stakes they faced together, and their relentless reliance on Christ who gives all strength in moments of crisis and celebration alike. The result is a boldly inspiring, entertaining read that will challenge readers to go deeper in their faith, dream bigger, and live with renewed courage for whatever odds life stacks against them.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Rob Maaddi (P)2018 Zondervan

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  • DD
  • Long Beach, CA, United States
  • 04-15-19

I Don’t want politics

I read books about sports, Christianity, leadership, math, language, etc. I like reading about how Christ has impacted lives, including athletes. What I don’t want in books is POLITICS when it adds NOTHING (in this case distracts from) to the story. For some reason the author felt Jesus would be served by sharing POLITICS. I skipped most of the first chapter POLITICS was inserted into the story but the second time I stopped listening. I won’t read or listen to this author again.