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Top Ten Books

These are my top ten books to read on Sport and Christianity. See bottom for links to next ten and best biographies.

Sport and Christianity

Practices for the Twenty-First Century Matt Hoven, Andrew Parker, Nick J Watson, Ed., London T&T Clark, 2019 ISBN 9780567678621

Religion and the rise of sport in England

Hugh Mcleod, OUP, 2022. ISBN 9780192859983

The Games People Play

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

On the 8th day (A Catholic theology of sport),

Matt Moven, JJ Carney, Max T Engel, Eugene, Cascade Books (Wifp and Stock), 2022.

The good sporting life

Stephen Liggins, Sydney, Mattias Media, 2020. ISBN 9781925424645

The Image of God in the Human Body

edited by Donald Deardorff II and John White, Edwin Mellen, 2008

Sports and Christianity (Historical and Contemporary Perspectives)

Nick J Watson and Andrew Parker, New York, Routledge, 2012.

Sport and the Christian Religion

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

Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, issues and debate

Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick T.Watson and John B. White, London, Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 9781472414038

Good Game

Good Game: Christianity and the culture of sports, Shirl James Hoffman, Baylor University Press, 2010

Second Ten books

Best Biographies

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