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Kurt Warner: A Hard Path to Victory

Super Bowl MVP reveals source of integrity, courage in Path to Victory New Testament

Contact: Lynn Waalkes, 719-867-2626

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Overlooked by the NFL draft, cut in training camp by the Green Bay Packers, and thwarted by a venomous spider bite when trying out for the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner's path to victory hasn't been an easy one. Yet despite setbacks, Warner persevered--whether stocking supermarket shelves or leading teams to the Super Bowl. All along the way, he's shared his faith in Christ.

"Standing up for my beliefs, no matter what, is one more way I define being a person of integrity," Warner says. "It doesn't matter if it's in front of millions of people at the Super Bowl or one person in private; I try to stand true to who I am in the Lord."

Warner and other football greats discuss their faith in IBS Publishing's new "Football Path to Victory" sports New Testament ($2.99, p). "Path to Victory" combines the contemporary-language Today's New International Version Bible translation with 32 pages of full-color inserts and first-person stories of professional football players testifying to the power of Scripture to bring life change. Action photography and bold design make this a perfect outreach tool for anyone who follows football.

"Path to Victory" includes testimonies by the following football greats:

  • Minnesota Vikings safety Michael Boulware
  • Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy
  • Atlanta Falcons placekicker Jason Elam
  • Former Carolina Panthers defensive back Mike Minter
  • Indiana Colts punter Hunter Smith

"Following Christ faithfully in the world of professional sports is a challenge," said IBS Publishing Director Glenn Paauw. "These athletes share their stories in order to help others face the challenges of their world with the same power of the Bible. As millions of people watch the Super Bowl, we hope they can find strength and hope in the stories of their favorite players, but more importantly, in the message of Jesus Christ."

The "Path to Victory" football New Testament is just one in a series of sports-themed outreach Scripture products. Others in the "Path to Victory" series cover baseball, women athletes, and multi-sports. New Testaments for fans of basketball, NASCAR, and action sports will release in March 2009.

For more information on the "Path to Victory" series, visit www.ibsdirect.com/KurtWarner.  

About IBS Publishing
International Bible Society (IBS) Publishing is the outreach Bible publishing arm of IBS-STL Global. IBS Publishing creates high-engagement resources designed to promote more and better Bible reading in a post-Christian cultural context. IBS Publishing holds the copyright to the Today's New International Version® (TNIV), the New International Version® (NIV), and the New International Reader's Version® (NIrV) Bibles. Visit IBS Publishing online at IBSDirect.com.

IBS-STL Global is one of the largest Bible and Christian literature ministries in the world. Visit IBS-STL online at
www.ibsstl.org and www.stl.org.