Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Defending the Line by Alex Carpenter

I'm not a soccer mom.  My kid watches other kids play plays soccer, but I usually don't have any idea what is going on.  I may have been caught a time or two cheering for what I thought was something good that our team did when it actually wasn't.  Now I wait until everyone else starts cheering before I join in.

With that being said, I got Defending the Line because I thought my nephew would really enjoy it.  He's a great soccer player and it sounded like David Luiz had a lot of character both on and off the field.  Sadly, after reading this book, I was disappointed that the focus really wasn't on David Luiz's faith and character.  Most of the story was simply a play-by-play of his major soccer games and a timeline of his rise to stardom.  Mentions of his faith were thrown in as almost an after thought.

What drew me to this book was the phrase "Fueled by Faith" on the cover.  Unfortunately, the story came across as the story of David Luiz as a soccer player who happens to be a Christian...not a Christian soccer player who is living out his faith.

Disclaimer:  I'm a Book Looks Blogger who receives books in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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