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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chad Gibbs Narrator: Chad Gibbs Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the age of eight, Chad Gibbs attended his first Southeastern Conference football game. Since then he has been in a constant battle to not let his love of all things pigskin consume him. As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but at times his faith is overwhelmed by his fanaticism. He is not alone.

In 2008 over six million people attended an SEC football game. They spend thousands on season tickets, donate millions to athletic departments, and for three months a year order their entire lives around the schedule of their favorite team. Gibbs and his six million friends do not live in a spiritually void land where such borderline idol worship would normally be accepted. They live in the American South, where according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, 84% identify themselves as Christians. This apparent contradiction that Gibbs sees in his own life, and in millions of others, has led him to journey to each of the twelve schools to spend time with rabid, Christian fans of various ages and denominations. Through his journey he hopes to learn how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God. And if Gibbs learns others are just as messed up as he is, at least he will know he is not alone.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve King | 12/18/2013

    " I loved this book. One of the best I have read this year. A humorous view on how to keep a person's faith and their love of their college football team in perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annie | 12/10/2013

    " I'm having such a good time reading this book... so many LOL moments. A must for SEC football fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Matthew Hinshaw | 12/8/2013

    " Great subject matter, good writing but I wish that the approach had been more in-depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jonathon Cody | 11/13/2013

    " I was introduced to this book by a close friend and I would highly recommend it. The book will keep you glued to it and laughing the entire time. Anyone interested in souther culture and how it relates to the South Eastern Conference should read this book "

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