Whether you are an avid sports fan, participant, coach, or none of the above, this story–told by a former dual collegiate athlete and coach-will show you the Christian life in a whole new way. Using basketball as a metaphor, the author compares the lives of believers to those of team members-whose Head Coach is Jesus Christ. She gives practical ways to renew a player’s strength and energy when the contest is exhausting and discouraging. Head coach of the Sacramento Monarchs Jenny Boucek said, “This book brings kingdom principles to life in a fun and practical way. As a lifelong athlete and coach, I love the sports metaphors, but the truth of the book is universal.” Inside, you will find: A moving allegory about kingdom life as a sports team How the draft works in God’s kingdom Questions for reflection in the Playbook (Bible) reviews How God’s character and attributes make His the winning team Practical ways to work more effectively with your team in any context How to resist your opponent and win the game René Rochester, EdD, is the first African American to receive a doctorate in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a U.T. Lady Longhorn basketball and track team member and went on to coach and teach high school for numerous years. She is a popular speaker, writer and trainer.