My friend Chad Gibbs has been writing a book called God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC over the past year. Zondervan (!!!) is publishing the book and the plan is for it to be released this August. Crazy, right?!
Chad is hosting a contest on his website and the winner will get 2 FREE tickets to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta this year. All you have to do is pre-order a copy of Chad's book here and post on Chad's website that you ordered it . That's it! Easy enough, right?
I haven't read the book yet, but I KNOW it's going to be hilarious ... because Chad is hilarious!
Here's a synopsis of the book in case you need more than my recommendation or the chance to win tickets to the SEC Championship game before ordering ...
In 2008 over six million people attended an SEC football game. They spent thousands on season tickets, donated millions to athletic departments, and for three months a year ordered their entire lives around the schedule of their favorite team. As a Christian, Gibbs knows he cannot serve two masters, but at times his faith is overwhelmed by his fanaticism. He is not alone. 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 percent 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 learns how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.