Monday, July 23, 2012
That's Why I'm Here by Chris Spielman
I used to be a huge fan of football. I never got into the logistics of it all, just really enjoyed watching the game. And I was a Bill's fan, back when they were loosing Superbowls. Chris Spielman was playing in the NFL during that era. I don't actually remember him, but part of me wonders how I missed his story in the midst of it, because the story is amazing.
That's Why I'm Here is a recounting of Chris's struggle while discovering his wife has breast cancer and the journey they began with cancer. Ultimately, Chris's wife, Stephanie, lost her life to cancer, but the life that she lived was defined by so much more than her sickness. Chris does an excellent job of showing how his family coped with the hardships and pointing out the strength and courage that his wife had during the midst of her battle.
That's Why I'm Here is a combination of an insider's look at not only a cancer journey, but of a journey to the NFL. Chris brings a real perspective to what it took to become an NFL star and how he had to play once he got there.
I enjoyed both stories. I would recommend this book for the men in your life, but make sure that you take the chance to read it for yourself, too.
This book was given to me by Zondervan for the purposes of review through Netgalley.