Book Review| The Assist: A Gospel-Centered Guide to Glorifying God Through Sports by Brian Smith

What Then Shall I Read?

“I wrote this book because I’ve grown tired of the clichéd thinking that dominates the religious sports culture.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! My only problem with it is that it wasn’t available for me while I was still competing (but there’s a chapter for that too! (Chapter 11: “On Retirement”)).

The Assist: A Gospel-Centered Guide to Glorifying God Through Sports by Brian Smith, is a thoughtful, practical, and biblical companion for the Christian athlete. Written out of years of personal experience, a deep love for sports, and biblical fidelity, this book helps athletes view their sport in the proper context.

While reviewing his reasons for writing The Assist, Smith says, “I wrote this book because we need good, biblical, and practical answers to questions such as these: does God care about sports? Is it okay for me to want to win? Why would God allow me to get…

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