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For Immediate Release
April 5, 2017

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,

New Devotional from Fellowship of Christian Athletes Goes Straight to the Heart

‘Heart of a Competitor Playbook’ Features Devotionals from Top Names in Sports and Helps Coaches and Athletes Keep God at the Center

After more than 60 years in ministry, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, knows that reaching coaches and athletes is a matter of the heart.

That’s why FCA is publishing a new, pocket-sized version of its best-selling devotional, “Heart of a Competitor.” Released today, “Heart of a Competitor Playbook” features devotions from FCA staff and today’s top Christian competitors, including new content from Nashville Predators NHL star Mike Fisher, women’s national soccer team standout Tobin Heath, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, Longwood University head basketball coach Jayson Gee and world champion bobsledder Elana Meyers-Taylor.

“‘Heart of a Competitor’ is one of the most popular devotionals from FCA because it helps coaches and athletes keep God at the center of their sports—and their lives,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Coaches and athletes juggle so much, and some things can easily fall by the wayside. But our time with God must never be neglected. Competitors practice, train and give their all to success. Yet to be the best God created us to be, we must also train our hearts. The many resources from FCA help coaches and athletes at all levels and of all ages do just that.”

The new pocket-sized “Heart of a Competitor Playbook” offers 31 powerful devotions written by competitors, for competitors. Through the wise words, readers will gain insight into handling daily challenges and keeping God at the center, not only in athletics but in every other area of life as well. The devotional also includes helpful study questions and space to record notes and thoughts.

“Heart of a Competitor Playbook,” published in partnership with Revell Books, is available now at Baker Publishing Group.

For more information about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit FCA’s website at, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @fcanews. Learn more about FCA here.


To interview a representative from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104,