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When It's Fourth and Long: Keeping the Faith, Overcoming the Odds, and Life in the NFL [Paperback]

By Josh Bidwell (Author)
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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   Harvest House Publishers
ISBN  0736920528  
EAN  9780736920520  

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SUBTITLE: Keeping the Faith, Overcoming the Odds, and Life in the NFL
Drafted by the NFL at age 23, Bidwell seemed to have it all. But everything fell apart when he received a diagnosis of testicular cancer. Now Bidwell shares his gripping story of overcoming adversity--and how he maintains a vibrant faith in a seemingly secular environment.

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At 23 years old, Josh Bidwell felt as if he were on the top of the world. A stellar college kicking career at the University of Oregon earned him a fourth-round NFL draft pick. But everything seemed to fall apart at the Packers' training camp when he received a diagnosis of aggressive testicular cancer. Now Josh shares his gripping story of overcoming adversity and eventually becoming one of the NFL's leading punters.

From his insider's view, Josh describes what life is really like in the high-pressure world of professional sports--and how he is able to maintain a vibrant faith in a seemingly secular environment. He offers an inspiring tribute to those who influenced him along the way, and he provides tremendous motivation to readers who seek to overcome their own adversity or encourage others to become the people God created them to be.

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Inspiring story of faith and sports  Aug 29, 2008
When It's Fourth and Long by Josh Bidwell is the autobiography of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter and former member of the Green Bay Packers. Bidwell was struck down by testicular cancer when he was 23 and had just signed on with the Packers. He kicked the cancer and it strengthened his faith in God and his love for then girlfriend now wife Bethany. The child of a divorce, Bidwell has lived through some rough times in his life, and he's very honest about his mother's battles with addiction and his own struggle with anger. His pride in his wife and two sons brings a smile to my face. He tells a few good tales about playing with the Packers, but really focuses on his deep friendship with Ryan Longwell. His story is inspiring and very moving; his writing isn't poetic, but he's the type of guy you would want your daughter to bring home. This would be an excellent book for someone who loves sports but normally wouldn't read a book about faith and God. It's nice to read about an athlete who recognizes the impact his celebrity can have and wants to do good with it.
Inspirational Sports Story!  Jan 13, 2008
Football and sports fans will love this book (esp. those from Oregon)! Josh is a small-town Oregon athlete who eventually attends U of O and then reaches the NFL. He credits his dad, coaches and others along the way who encouraged him. Most of all, he clearly notes how his faith in Jesus Christ not only helped him through the trials of cancer, but also gave him purpose and meaning in life.

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