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Taekwondo and Christianity
Christopher Hughes, Private publication 2013. Copies available free from Verite Sport

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Venture, Ca., Regal from Gospel Lights, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8307-4630-9

Thank God for Football!
By Peter Lupson, Azure (SPCK), 2006 ISBN 13:978-1-902694-30-9

Thank God for Football, The Illustrated Companion
Peter Lupson, Azure, SPCK, London, 2010-12-16 ISBN 978-0-281-06368-7

Thanks and No thanks Mr Hitler
Mike Fleet, Fleet Emp3books, 2015. ISBN 978-1-910734-04-9

Thanks Johnners
Thanks Johnners, Jonathan Agnew, London, Blue Door, Harper Collins, 2010

The 100 greatest Olympians and Paralympians
The 100 greatest Olympians and Paralympians, Nick Callow, London, Carlton, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84732-701-7

The anatomy of England: A history in ten matches
Jonathan Wilson, London, Orion Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4091-1820-6

The anatomy of Manchester United
Jonathan Wilson, London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2017. ISBN 978-1-4091-4445-8

The Applicability Of Sports Ministry In Korean Churches: A Case Study Of The Hosanna Soccer Mission Team
Of Pyonganeui Church, HWANG, Yo Han, Wesley Theological Seminary, D.Min.: 2014

The Ashes according to Bumble
David Lloyd, London, HarperSport, 2013. ISBN 978-0-00-738285-9

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

The Austerity Olympics
The Austerity Olympics, Janie Hampton, London, Aurum, 2008. ISBN 978184513 423 5

The autobiography
Katherine Grainger, London, Andre Deutsch (Carlton), 2016. ISBN 978-0-233-00485-3

The Bible and Sport
The Bible and Sport: Friend or Foe, Bradley D Bailey, MDiv Thesis, Grace Theological Seminary (IN), 1985

The Biggest Fight
Michael Watson, Time Warner Books, 2014. ISBN 0 316 725641

The Bolt Supremacy
Richard Moore, London, Yellow Jersey, 2015. ISBN 9780224092302

The book of Olympic lists
David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky, London, Aurum Press, 2012. ISBN 978 1 84513 773 1

The Breaks are off
Graeme Swann, Hodder & Stoughton, 2011. ISBN 978 1 444 72737 1

The Busby Babes
Richard Skinner, Chatham, Urbane Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-1-910692-57-8

The Cambridge Seven
The Cambridge Seven, JC Pollock, Inter Varsity, London, 1955 No ISBN (112 pages in 6 chapters plus a prologue and epilogue).

The Carolina Way
The Carolina Way, Dean Smith, Penguin books, 2005 ISBN 014 30 3464 2 (337 pages)

The Catholic ideal: exercise and sports
The Catholic ideal: exercise and sports, R Feeney, Aquinas Press 2006 (270 pages) ISBN 0-9622347-8-8

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

The Christian athlete Training Journal
Kori Carter, KC13 Corporation, 2016. ISBN 978-1-945918-00-1

The Churches and the Olympics
D Cornick, Theology, 2012, 115 (4): 266-272

The Collegiate Sports Chaplain: Kindred or Alien?,
Waller, S., Dzikus, L. and Hardin, R., Chaplaincy Today 2010, 26, 1: 16-26.

The competitor’s book of prayer
Roger Lipe, Cross Training Publishing, 2015. ISBN978-1-938254-48-2

The complete book of the Olympics (2012 Edition),
David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky, London, Aurum Press, 2012. ISBN 978 1 84513 695 6

The crazy gang
Dave Bassett and Wally Downes, London Bantam Press, 2015. ISBN 9780593593076262

The Cricket field of the Christian life
Thomas Waugh (written around 1910)

The dirtiest race in history
Richard Moore, London, Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN 9781408135952

The disciplines of the Christian life
The disciplines of the Christian life, Eric Liddell, Triangle/SPCK, London 1985 ISBN 0-281-03195-4 (157 pages)

The Early Development of Football
Graham Curry,Ed., London, Routledge, 2019 ISBN: 978-0-367-26253-2

The English Premier League
Richard Elliott, Editor, London, Routledge, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-138-64035-1

The European Football Yearbook 2010-11
Editor Mike Hammond, Carlton, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84732-617-1 1120 pages

The European football yearbook 2016-7
editor Mike Hammond, London, Carlton books, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78097-845-1

The fastest men on earth.
The story of the men’s 100 metres Olympic champions, Neil Duncanson, London, Andre Deutsch, 2011

The Finish Line
The Finish Line, Jaime Fernandez Garrido, Self publication 2004

The Flying Scotsman by Sally Magnusson
The Flying Scotsman Sally Magnusson, Quartet Books, 1981. ISBN 0 7043 3379 1 (191 pages)

The Games
London, Harper Collins, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-00-750803-7

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

The Ghost of White Hart Lane
The Ghost of White Hart Lane, Rob White and Julie Welch, London, Yellow Jersey Press, London, 2011. ISBN 9780224082990

The Gloves are off
Matt Prior, London Simon & Schuster, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-47112-790-8

The goal and the glory
compiled by Josh Davis, Regal 2008. ISBN 978-0-8307-4600-2. 240 pages

The Grand Design
Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock, Fearn, Christian Focus Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78191-764-0

The greatest British Olympians
The greatest British Olympians, Neil Wilson, London, Carlton 2011. ISBN : 978-1-84732-812-0

The greatest games ever
Athletics Weekly, 2012. ISSN 2045-6565

The Grudge
Scotland v England 1990, Tom English, Yellow Jersey Press, 2010

The heart of a coach
The heart of a coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 2005 ISBN 0-8307-3851-7 (162 pages)

The ideal of manliness
(The legacy of Thring at Uppingham), Malcolm Tozer, Truro, Sunnyrest Books, 2015. ISBN978-1-326-41574-7

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

The Influence of the Protestant Ethic on Sport and Recreation
The Influence of the Protestant Ethic on Sport and Recreation Steven J Overman, Aldershot, England: Avebury, 1997.

The Inspirational William McGregor
The Inspirational William McGregor, Peter Lupson and John Lerwill, Birmingham, A & J L Solutions, 2011

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

The Iron Duke
The Iron Duke, Bobby Windsor and Peter Jackson, Edinburgh and London, Mainstream, 2010

The Keeper
Tim Howard, Harper, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-06-238739.4

The Life of Henry Drummond
The Life of Henry Drummond, George Adam Smith, Hodder, 1902

The Little book of Chelsea
Edited by Clive Batty, Carlton, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78097-965-6

The Little book of Man United
Edited by Justyn Barnes, Carlton, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78097-967-0

The Little book of Spurs
Edited by Louis Massarella, Carlton, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78097-968-7

The man in the middle
Howard Webb, London Simon and Schuster, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4711-5995-4

The Man watching
a biography of Anson Dorrance the unlikely architect of the greatest college sports dynasty ever, Tim Crothers, Sports Media Group, Ann Arbor, 2006. ISBN 978-1-58726-434-4 352 pages

The Manchester United supporter’s book
John White, London, Carlton, 2017. ISBN 988-1-78097-986-1

The Meanings of Sport

The most important game (book about sports and the Christian Faith)
Tomas Hammar [“Editor and main author”], Svenska Missionskyrkan, 2010. ISBN 91-89436-04-0

The Official Commemorative Book (London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games)
Tom Knight and Sybil Ruscoe, Chicester, Wiley, 2012. ISBN 978-1-119-97314-0

The Official Countdown to the London 2012 Games
The Official Countdown to the London 2012 Games, Simon Hart, Carlton Books, 2010

The Official English Leagues’ Football Records 2011
Carlton Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4-84732-614-0

The official history of the FIFA World Cup
London, Carlton 2017. ISBN 1-978-1-78739-018-8

The Official History of the FIFA World Cup
Carlton Books, 2019. ISBN 978-1-78739-158-1

The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated history (Fourth Edition)
Jeff Anderson and Stephen Done, London, Carlton, 2014. IBSN: 978-1-78097-724-9

The Official MCC Ashes Treasures
Bernhard Whimpress, Carlton Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84732-634-8

The official MCC story of the Ashes
Bernard Whimpress, London, Carlton, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78097-972-4

The Olympic Games Miscellany
John White, London, Carlton, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78097-758-4

The Oval Office
Lauryn C Williams, Worth Winning 2019. ISBN 978-1-7327188-0-7

The Problem of Pleasure
The Problem of Pleasure: Sport, Recreation and the Crisis of Victorian Religion, Dominic Erdozain, Boydell Press, 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

The random history of football
Justyn Barnes and Aubrey Day, London, Prion (Carlton), 2015. ISBN 978-1-85375-936-9

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

The Ryder Cup
Nick Callow, London Carlton 2016. ISBN 978-1-78097-799-7

The Ryder Cup (2018)
Nick Callow, Carlton. 2018. ISBN 978-1-78739-104-8

The second half
Roy Keane, London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2014. ISBN 978 0 297 60888 2

The soul of boxing
Phil Shirley, London, Harper Collins, 1999 ISBN 000274029X

The Soul of Football
Mark Chester, Abingdon, BRF 2015. ISBN 978 1 84101 654 2

The spirit of the game
The spirit of the game, Mihir Bose, London. Constable 2012. ISBN: 978-1-84901-504-2

The sprites’ den
Evie’s magic bracelet, Jessica Ennis-Hill, London, Hodder, 2017. ISBN978 1 444 934410

The State of Play
Paul, Bickley, Theos, 2014

The Sunday Sport question
The Sunday Sport question, Simon Jones, Jubilee Centre, Cambridge 1987

The Telegraph Book of the Olympics
Martin Smith, Editor, London, Aurum, 2012. ISBN 978 184513 707 6

The thoughts of Chairman Moore
The wit and wisdom of Brian Moore, Brian Moore, Simon and Schuster, London, 2010.

The Treasures of the Olympic Games 2016
London, Carlton, 2016

The treasures of the Olympic Winter Games
Carlton Books, London, 2009 and 2014. ISBN 978-1-78097-335-7

The ugly Game
Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, Simon and Schuster, London 2015. ISBN: 978-1471149344

The ultimate encyclopedia of boxing
Harry Mullen. London, Carlton, 2016. ISBN 978-1-78097-766-9

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Football
Keir Radnedge, London, Carlton, 2018. ISBN 978-1-78739-186-4

The Ultimate Prize
The Ultimate Prize, Stuart Weir, Hodder and Stoughton, London 2004 (224 Pages with 8 pages of photos) ISBN: 9780340862254

The United Trinity
David Meek, London, Simon and Schuster, 2013. ISBN 978-1-47112-955-1

The way of an Eagle
The way of an Eagle, Robert Darden and PJ Richardson, Thomas Nelson, Nashille etc, 1996 ISBN 0785277013 (264 pages)

The World according to Bumble
The World according to Bumble, David Lloyd, London, Harper Collins, 2010

The world I fell out of
Melanie Reid, 4thEstate, London, 2019. ISBN 978-0-00-829137-2

The world Marathon book
Christina Neal, London, Carlton, 2018. ISBN 878-1-78739-059-1

The World of Football
Keir Radnedge, London 2017. ISBN 978-1-78097-997-7

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

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

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

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

Thierry Henry, Lonely at the top
Philippe Auclair, London, Macmillan, 2012 ISBN 978-0-230-74839-2

Thinking out loud
Rio Ferdinand, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2017. ISBH: 978 1 473 67023 5

This mum runs
Jo Pavey, London, Yellow Jersey, 2016. ISBN 9780224100427

To play or to pray?
To play or to pray? The YMCA question in the United Kingdom and the United States, 1850-1900, William J Baker, International Journal of the the History of Sport, No 1, 1994, pp 42-62

To Who
Aaron Tredway, 2010. No publisher; No ISBN – self published. 112 pages

Today we die a little
Richard Askwith, London, Yellow Jersey, 2016 ISBN 9780224100342

Tom Brown's Schooldays

Tom Landry, an autobiography
Tom Landry, an autobiography with Gregg Lewis, New York, Harper, 1990

Total Running
London, Carlton, 2017 ISBN 978-1-78097-992-2

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

Toward the goal
(The Kaka story), Jeremy V Jones, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2010. ISBN 978-0-310-72003-4

Towards a theology of sport
Sean P Kealy, Doctrine and Life 38, September 1988

Training Southern Baptist Missionaries To Use Sports As A Tool For Evangelism, Discipleship And Church Planting
Courtney S Cash, South Western Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002 D Ed Min

by Linvoy Primus, Legendary Publishing, Fareham, 2007. ISBN 97809526760 2 7

Transforming Lives in Sport
Transforming Lives in Sport, Roger D Lipe, Cross Training Publishing, USA, 2006 (65 pages- A4 size) ISBN 1-929478-75-5

Trautmann’s journey
From Hitler Youth to FA Cup legend, Catrine Clay, Yellow Jersey, London 2010

Twin Ambitions
Mo Farah, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2013. ISBN 978 1 444 77957 8

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