Still in the Game: Finding the Faith to Tackle Life’s Biggest Challenges

Devon Still, with Mark Dagostino. W, $24.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-7852-2242-2
Still, former NFL defensive tackle, shares how a religious upbringing helped him to take him on life’s biggest challenges in his moving, forthright memoir. He grew up in Wilmington, Del., and was raised by this mother after his parents divorced when he was six. By his adolescence, he found that getting into trouble was a great way to see his disciplinarian father. He also soon realized how dangerous his city could be: “You grew up knowing that one day you might be talking to your friend and the next, his face might be on a t-shirt as a tribute.” Still’s parents’ support, the teaching of his coaches, and the spiritual influence of his grandmother helped him get his life on track and secure a scholarship to Pennsylvania State University. After playing in the NFL for five years, he left football to pursue inspirational speaking. In the second half of the book, he writes about the sudden, devastating diagnosis of his four-year-old daughter with stage-IV neuroblastoma in her liver. Relying on the principles of persistence and faith that he had cultivated his whole life, Still coached his daughter through a miraculous recovery. This inspiring memoir will appeal to Christian sports fans. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/12/2018
Release date: 01/01/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
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