Review: God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC

God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SECGod and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC by Chad Gibbs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Similar to Clay Travis’ "Dixieland Delight," the emphasis of Chad Gibb’s "God and Football" is a bit more spiritual and features a lot less swearing.

After seeing the passion displayed by SEC fans for their favorite teams and then comparing that the passion displayed for their Christian walk, Gibbs decided to visit all 12 SEC stadiums and see how other fans balanced their love of football with their love of Christ. The end result is this memoir, a journey to all the campuses in the SEC and a look at their traditions. The journey is an interesting one, though Gibbs displays his pro-Auburn bias a bit too often during the course of the book. (Travis has a pro-Tennessee bias, but it’s less evident in "Dixieland Delight.") Along the way, Gibbs learns a bit more about himself and his own convictions. What he learns isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it is worthy of reflection.

And while the SEC may have some of the most fanatic fans in the country, I’m sure the lessons learned and the observations made will translate well to any fan of any conference.

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