Book Review: DeBerry’s “For God and Country”
Fisher DeBerry was the US Air Force Academy’s head football coach for 23 years. He turned the USAFA football team into a national powerhouse, and he riled some people for his outspoken Christianity while working with young military cadets.
DeBerry’s For God and Country is part autobiography, part witness. It describes his upbringing and career as head coach, and also his philosophy as a Christian in public life. His chapter on “Faith” is a wonderful read in which he says “we have our missions fields right here,” and encourages Christians to “spread the word daily by how we live and conduct ourselves:”
You don’t have to beat your chest and proclaim “I’m a Christian” to everyone you meet. But you have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Being a Christian has everything to do with how you approach life and the way you treat people…
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