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Focus on sport in ministry
Lowrie McCown and Val Gin, 360 Sports, Marietta,GA, 2003 ISBN 193261100-2

Real Joy - Ashley Null
Real Joy, John Ashley Null, Haenssler, Holzgerlingen, Germany, 2004 ISBN: 3-7751-3966-4

Sport and Religion
Shirl J. Hoffman, Editor, Human Kinetics Books 1992, ISBN 0-87322-341-1

Scripture and sport psychology
Scripture and sport psychology, Derek de la Pena, iUniverse, New York, 2004 ISBN 0-595-32833, 129 Pages

The World of sport today
The World of sport today: A field of Christian mission, Libreria Editrica Vaticana, 2006

Spirituality of Sport
Spirituality of Sport - Balancing body and soul, Susan Saint Sing, St Antony Messenger Press, Cincinnati, Ohio 2004 ISBN 0-86716-516-2 (137 pages)

Sport and spirituality
Sport and Spirituality, Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick J Watson and Mark Nesti, Routledge, 2007. ISBN10-0-415-40483 5

Sport an Educational and Pastoral challenge
Seminar of study on the theme of sport chaplains Vatican, 7-8 September 2007 LIBRERIA EDITRICE VATICANA 2008

The Image of God in the Human Body
edited by Donald Deardorff II and John White, Edwin Mellen, 2008

Game Day for the Glory of God
Stephen Altrogge, Crossway, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4335-0462-4 (120 pages)

The right way to win [How athletes can place God first in their hearts], Mike Blaylock, Moody Press, Chicago, 2000
ISBN 0-8024-8415-8 130 pages in 11 chapters with discussion questions at the end of each chapter

Kneeling in the end zone,
Kneeling in the end zone, Josh Tinley, Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2009. 157 pages (or 183 including appendices and notes)

Saving Sport
(Sport, society and spirituality), Kevin O’Gorman, The Columba Press, Dublin 2009. (272 pages including appendices)

Handbook of athletic perfection
Wes Neal, Cross Training 1981. ISBN 0-915134-77

Good Game: Christianity and the culture of sports
Shirl James Hoffman, Baylor University Press, 2010 350 pages. ISBN 978-1-932792-10-2

Sport And Spirituality
edited Gordon Preece and Ron Hess, ATF Press, Adelaide. No date (was 2010)

The reason for sports
(A Christian Fanifesto), Ted Kluck, Chicago, Moody Publishers, 2009 ISBN 978-0-8024-5836-0 154 pages

Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sport
Edited by Jim Parry, Mark Nesti and Nick Watson, Routledge, London 2010.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport , How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America’s Games, STEVEN J. OVERMAN, Macon, Mercer University Press, 2011

Sport, Education, Faith
Towards a new season for Catholic sports associations, Liberia Editrice Vaticana, Rome, 2011

From season to season
Sports as American Religion,Edited by Joseph L. Price, Mercer University Press, 2001 ISBN 0-86554-694-0

Game Day and God, (Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South)
Eric Bain-Selbo, Mercer University Press Macon, Georgia, 2009; ISBN-13:978-0-88146-l55-8

The International Journal of Religion and Sport
Volume 1, 2009 Mercer University

Sports Theology
Sports Theology (Playing Inside Out), Greg S. Smith, Indianapolis, Dog Ear Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-160844-3-338

Living the Eucharist through sport
James Penrice, New York, St Pauls, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8189-1292-4

Sport and St Paul
a course for champions, Edio Costantini and Kevin Lixey, The John Paul II Sports Foundation, Rome, 2011

Sports and Christianity (Historical and Contemporary Perspectives),
Nick J Watson and Andrew Parker, New York, Routledge, 2012. ISBN 978-0-415-89922-2

Catholic perspectives on sports (From medieval to modern times),
Patrick Kelly, New York / Mahwah, NJ Paulist Press, 2012

Sport and Christianity (A sign of the times in the light of faith),
Edited by Kevin Lixey, L.C., Christoph Hubenthal, Dietmar Mieth, and Norbert Muller, Washington, D.C., 2012

Theology of Sport (Object, sources and method).
Thomas Emilio Bolaño Mercado, Unpublished, 2012

Studies in Christian Ethics 25:1 (February 2012)

Practical Theology, Volume 5.2, 2012

Theology of play
Jurgen Moltmann, Harper and Row, NY, 1972

Free to compete
Reflections on sport from a Christian perspective, Roger D Lipe, Cross Training Publishing, 2013

Religion and Sports
Jeffrey Scholes and Raphael Sassover, NewYork: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-64532

A Brief Theology of Sport
A Brief Theology of Sport, Lincoln Harvey, London, SCM, 2014. ISBN 978-0-334-04418-5

The Games People Play: theology, religion and sport
Robert Ellis, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014. ISBN 978-1-60899-890-6

Sports Theology: Finding God's winning spirit
Greg S.Smith, Indianapolis, Dog Ear Publishing, 2014 ISBN: 978-160844-338-3

Sport and the Christian Religion
Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 ISBN(10):1-4438-5503-0

Play Matters
Play Matters (So play as if it matters), Susan Saint Sing, Pheonix, Vesuvius Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-61956-086-4

The State of Play
Paul, Bickley, Theos, 2014

Christmanship: A theology of competition and sport
Greg Linville, Canton, Ohio, Oliver House, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9869250-9-9

Sports, Religion and Disability
Edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker, London: Routledge, 2015. ISBN 13: 978-08-0-415-71415-0

Touchdown for Jesus and other signs of apocalypse
Marcia Mount Shoop, Eugene, Oregon, Cascade Books, 2014. ISBN 13:978-1-62032-919-1

Well played
Michael Shafer, Eugene, Pickwick (Wipf and Stock), 2015. ISBN 978-1-4982-0524-5

Sport and Religion in the Twenty-first century
Brad Schulz and Mary Lou Sheffer, Lanham, Lexington Books, 2016. ISBN9781498514415

The Christian athlete
(Honoring God in Sports). Dwayne K Smith, Mustang Oklahoma,Tate Publishing, 2008. ISBN978-1-60604-812-2

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity
Edited by Afe Adogame, Nick J Watson and Andrew Parker, London, Routledge, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-138-82852-0

Does God care who wins, Bob Schindler
Charlotte, Bob Schindler. ISBN 978-0-9991265-0-9

Giving the best of yourself
Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, Vatican City 2018

The Assist
Brian Smith, Houston, Lucid Books, 2017 ISBN 10-1-63296-181-4

Aquinas and the Theology of the Body
Thomas Petri, The Catholic University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780813231501



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