Outrun the Bear:
Reflections on the Intersection of Sports and God
Sports are a microcosm of life. They provide goals to be achieved and obstacles to be overcome, they yield their share of joy and pain, and they’re a stage upon which the best and worst of humanity is displayed. They are also a gift of God, one that can be either treasured or abused.
In this book, you will:
- Learn how to fit your sports pursuits into the larger context of life in a healthy way.
- Be encouraged to reflect on the presence and blessing of God in your sports endeavours.
- Be challenged to participate in sports in such a way as to bring glory to God.
- Learn how to change to become more of the athlete and person you want to become.
Drawing from a lifetime in sports and over a decade as a pastor, Benno Kurvits shares his wealth of experience in Outrun the Bear, showing that there is a way for us to enjoy sports, and to seek to excel at them, while honouring both God and our fellow man in the process.
"Outrun the Bear makes a strong statement of the power of faith to shape and strengthen athletes, coaches, and everyone else in the sport experiences of life.”
Athletic Director, Redeemer University College
Softcover Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 178
About the Author:
Benno Kurvits graduated with a degree in Physical Education from the University of Ottawa and he holds a Certificate of Theological Studies from Winnipeg Theological Seminary. He recently completed seven successful seasons as head coach of the Redeemer University College varsity badminton team, a career which he capped with a national college championship in 2015. He and his wife Wendy have five grown children and reside in Hamilton, Ontario.