Preston Brown was drafted by the New England Patriots, after playing four years of football at Vanderbilt University. He went on to play for the New York Jets, as well as the Cleveland Browns. To many, it might have seemed that Brown was destined for a charmed life.
However, Brown has seen his fair share of hardships. He has endured the death of a spouse, after 30 years of marriage, as well as fought and survived cancer, at 40-years-old.
In “A Champion Game Plan for Life,” Brown shares a daily devotional and plan for success, while navigating the vicissitudes of life.
“When I played football, we had a game plan,” Brown said. “Having a plan would give our team the best chance to win the game. When you plan for success, you are better equipped to handle whatever situations arise.”
Brown has also been a praise and worship leader for more than 30 years and has preached over 170 sermons. His book contains a lot of scripture and each daily devotional has a focus subject, like overcoming fear, seizing opportunities or prioritizing goals.
“So many of our youth today are on the cusp of greatness or failure,” Brown said. “It’s almost as if they are one circumstance away from having the abundant life that God wants us to have. Giving them a plan helps act as a path to greatness, as well as a bridge over troubled waters.”
MY THOUGHTS: I love that Mr. Brown has taken all the life lessons learned in football and used them to create a realistic, Godly plan for the believer’s life. Any devotional needs to be brief, relatable, and powerful. Mr. Brown has given readers exactly that. Each devotional in his book is thought-provoking and Biblically sound.
As the parent of a teen, I know it can be difficult to find a devotional that isn’t same-old same-old. I can only speak for having raised sons, so, that said, it seems that there are a plethora of titles for girls in devotionals but few for boys. After reading Mr. Brown’s, I can honestly say that this is a great devotional for sons or sons & their fathers. Girls who enjoy sports or are looking for a new kind of book to further their walk will also benefit.
As a believer, I can say that I definitely felt uplifted going through the readings. He chose some amazing Scriptures as the basis for his thoughts. It’s a fabulous book and I highly recommend it with 5 stars.
“A Champion Game Plan for Life”
By Preston Brown
Available at authorHOUSE and Amazon
About the author
Preston Brown graduated from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s in Social Studies with emphasis in History. He has had further studies in Finance and Education from Alabama A and M University and Pat Ryan School of Finance in Chicago, Ill. Brown played football at Vanderbilt University for four years and was drafted by the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brown played for the Patriots for three years and then played with the New York Jets for two years. He finished his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1984. He is now the finance manager for Jerry Damson Honda in Huntsville Alabama where he has been employed for 25 years. He is married to Terry, his wife of four years. He has two adult daughters and five grandchildren. To learn more about the author and his book, visit: https://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=764672.