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"there has only ever been one perfect man, the Lord Jesus, and we killed him. I only missed a putt."

Berhard Langer on the 1991 Ryder Cup

Top Ten Books

These are my top ten books to read on Sport and Christianity. See bottom for links to next ten and best biographies.

The Games People Play

theology, religion and sport, Robert Ellis, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014. ISBN 978-1-60899-890-6

The Image of God in the Human Body

edited by Donald Deardorff II and John White, Edwin Mellen, 2008

Sports, Religion and Disability

Edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker, London: Routledge, 2015. ISBN 13: 978-08-0-415-71415-0

Sports and Christianity (Historical and Contemporary Perspectives)

Nick J Watson and Andrew Parker, New York, Routledge, 2012.

Catholic perspectives on sports (From medieval to modern times Patrick Kelly, New York / Mahwah, NJ Paulist Press, 2012

Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sport

Edited by Jim Parry, Mark Nesti and Nick Watson, Routledge, London 2010.

Real Joy - Ashley Null

Real Joy, John Ashley Null, Haenssler, Holzgerlingen, Germany, 2004 ISBN: 3-7751-3966-4

Sport and the Christian Religion

Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 ISBN(10):1-4438-5503-0

Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, issues and debate

Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick T.Watson and John B. White, London, Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 9781472414038

Good Game

Good Game: Christianity and the culture of sports, Shirl James Hoffman, Baylor University Press, 2010

Second Ten books

Best Biographies

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