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Fighting the good fight : America's "minister of defense" stands firm on what it takes to win God's way
White, Reggie.
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Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson Publishers, [1999]

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229 pages ; 24 cm
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In Fighting the Good Fight, White expands upon the themes of his impromptu, controversial, but deeply felt speech before the Wisconsin Assembly. Drawing from his experience as a celebrity athlete, Christian minister, and inner-city philanthropist, White sets forth a conservative Christian critique of American life. Contending that the rejection of God and spirituality is the root cause of our deepest social ills, White offers a personal vision for the future from the perspective of one who has tasted both the pleasures and perils of superstar celebrity status in America.

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Reggie White, one of the greatest football players of all time, is the NFL's all-time career leader in sacks, and was selected to thirteen consecutive Pro Bowls, also an NFL record. In 1997, he helped lead the Green Bay Packers to their first Super Bowl victory in three decades.
An ordained minister since the age of seventeen, White preaches throughout the country and has been honored numerous times for his humanitarian efforts. He has received a Tolerance Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award. He and his wife, Sara, founded Urban Hope, an inner-city ministry. They live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with their two children.
Andrew Peyton Thomas is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Harvard Law School, where he was a legal assistant for the Boston NAACP. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Crime and the Sacking of America, and he has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Weekly Standard, and many other publications. He currently practices law in Phoenix, where he lives with his wife, Ann, and their three children.

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Very sincere and thought-provoking. And, I, for one, have never heard the saying, "Why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free?"

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
1 I Didn't Make the Rulesp. 1
2 The New Slaveryp. 19
3 Going Our Separate Waysp. 43
4 The Complete Image of Godp. 61
5 A Covetous Peoplep. 79
6 Crime, Drugs, and Salvationp. 97
7 Deaths in the Familyp. 119
8 Personal Foulsp. 137
9 V-Chip Moralityp. 153
10 Raising Good Children in Tough Timesp. 167
11 The Souls of Black Folk Todayp. 185
12 Defenders of the Faithp. 201
Conclusion: The Soldier Versus the Cadetp. 209
Notesp. 211
About the Authorsp. 229