Outrun the Bear

Outrun the Bear:
Reflections on the Intersection of Sports and God

Benno Kurvits

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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.”

—Dave Mantel
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.