What It Takes

Jeff Hostetler, Author, Ron Hostetler, With Multnomah Publishers $11.99 (156p) ISBN 978-1-57673-174-1
Of books by athletes about their winning relationship with God there is no end. Here Jeff Hostetler, starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, teams with his brother Ron, a motivational speaker, to tell the story of how Jeff's lifelong relationship with God has molded him into a person of integrity. Jeff Hostetler was raised in a large Mennonite farming family, and he early learned the lesson that God was present in all areas of life and that hard work performed well brought a well-deserved feeling of accomplishment. Believing that all life belongs to God, Hostetler witnesses to the ways that performing well in whatever one does is a way of giving glory and worship to God. If the message is similar to that preached by other athletes, Hostetler's book is marked by a sweetness and simplicity not often found in books by sports stars proclaiming their faith. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/30/1997
Release date: 07/01/1997
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