Millions watched as the Philadelphia Eagles carried the football to Super Bowl victory last year. What they did not see was the spiritual victory in the lives of many Eagles players. Sportswriter Joshua Cooley reveals the inside story of 6 players who remained committed to the Lord even as they struggled through the highs and lows of a season to remember! Learn what it takes to have a genuine faith – as an athlete and a fan! Catch it all on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
Joshua Cooley is a New York Times bestselling author, a sports writing veteran of 20-plus years, and a full-time children’s minister. His latest book is The Biggest Win: Pro Football Players Tackle Faith. Also in 2018, he teamed with Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to co-author the star quarterback’s bestselling memoir, Believe It.
Joshua has written the Heroes of the Bible Devotional and The One Year Devotions With Jesus, among his other books. He is the fulltime children’s minister at Chapel Hill Bible Church and lives with his wife and four children in Durham, N.C.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior. Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.