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"I love the sense of satisfaction that I get when I’ve done a swimming workout or race, and know that I gave my whole being and heart to God in every moment of the swim. It’s the best worship I can offer him."

Penny Heyns

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.

Sport and Christianity

Practices for the Twenty-First Century Matt Hoven, Andrew Parker, Nick J Watson, Ed., London T&T Clark, 2019 ISBN 9780567678621

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

Sport, Psychology and Christianity

ED Brian Hemmings, Nick J Watson and Andrew Parker, London, Routledge, 2019 ISBN 978-0-8153-4910-5

Sports and Christianity (Historical and Contemporary Perspectives)

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

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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