As a kid I loved watching the Olympics and learning about all the different sports. It’s been fun to watch my children get into the Olympic spirit at the Tokyo Games.
In 2019 one of our Christian Today writers Jeremy Dover had a vision to write a Christian sports devotional to coincide with the Olympics. It took considerable patience; the Olympics were postponed by twelve months.
There was speculation as to whether the Olympics would proceed but both the Olympics and the book are now here. Christian Today writers Jeremy Dover, Peter Nelson and myself have contributed to the sports devotional:
The Spirit of Victory. The book uses sport as a vehicle to share the Christian message. To celebrate it’s release I challenged my youngest daughter to a game of Olympic bottle toss. The match went down to the wire!
Travis Barnes lives in central Victoria with his wife and two daughters. He is a contributor for Christian Today and a sportswriter.