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Champions for Life: The Healing Power of a Father's Blessingby Bill Glass
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Through his ministry, Champions for Life, Bill Glass teaches the healing power of a father's blessing in cities, congregations, prisons and schools across America. His message is simple: a father's blessing can give a child the inspiration, reassurance and confidence to live life to its fullest potential. Glass defines a blessing as a gentle touch, a loving hug and a powerful verbal message of unconditional love.
Bill Glass' father was a devout Christian, a father and a hero to Bill as a boy. Bill credits his phenomenal success in life as a professional football player, founder of the ministry, Champions for Life, and his own role as a successful father to his three children to the blessing his father gave him. Champions for Life is Bill's story in which he shares with readers his own wisdom and his tales from raising his children, his father's inspiring parenting stories and the role a blessing can play in one's life. By retelling his experiences as a father and son, Glass shares the wisdom of Christ and brings it into the homes of every family.
Nothing is more rewarding to the giver and the receiver than the amazing, affirming results of a blessing. Glass encourages fathers to reach out to their families, sons and daughters with expressions of love and support. In giving a blessing, we are guided toward our destiny and are able to support our children in living theirs.
Key Features Foreword from Billy Graham. Glass' ministry visits and teaches approximately 400,000 people a year. To all of these people, he preaches the importance of a blessing. Champions for Life will serve as a companion to this message. Glass' ministry has approximately 3,500 congregations in theirnetwork and these will all be contacted during the publicity and marketing of the book.
Retired NFL player, founder of Champions for Life and one of the most respected ministers in the country, shares his story.
"I believe Champions for Life is doing very effective work bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to many lost men and women throughout America."
- Billy Graham
Bill Glass, founder of Champions for Life, one of the most respected ministries in the country, shares the powerful message he has been preaching for decades: the most important thing a father can do is to bless his child. Through his personal stories and teachings, Glass shows all parents how a blessing can give children the inspiration, reassurance and confidence to live life to their fullest potential. Bestowing a blessing requires simply a gentle touch, a loving hug and/or a powerful verbal message of unconditional love.
Glass has learned through the work of his ministry that we live in a time when the youth of America suffer from a lack of positive mentors - the result is broken families, divorce at epidemic rates, rampant drug and alcohol abuse, overfilled jails and prisons, and thousands of at-risk youth. In Champions for Life, readers will learn the solution to many of these problems begins in the home and is the cornerstone to our children’s development and strength of character for our future leaders. The most basic family building block is a parent's ability to give a blessing and Glass shows readers how doing this will change the
lives of their children, as well as their own.
About the Author
Bill Glass, a former starter for the Cleveland Browns, helped lead his team to three division titles between 1965 and 1968. He was named Consensus All-American during his college years and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Today Glass is a highly sought-after minister and motivator, with a packed schedule including speaking engagements around the country and overseas.Terry Pluto writes a religion and sports column for the Akron Beacon Journal. Nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, twice named the nation's top sports columnist, and eight-time Ohio Sportswriter of the Year, he also leads weekly prison ministry services with his wife at the Summit County Jail.
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