Nothing in America is more exciting than college sports! And God Bless the Crimson Tide is the ideal book for the faith-filled and faithful Alabama sports fan!
Each weekend, stadiums and gymnasiums across America are filled with the sound of the band, the smell of nachos and hot dogs, and the roar of the fans. Sports have become an integral part of American life, and college fans are among the loudest and most faithful. These fans lead the cheers, speak the language, and know the history. They attend as many games as possible and want to know all they can about “their” team.
’Bama fans are no exception: just take a look at their T-shirts, pillows, bumper stickers, banners, screen savers, coffee mugs, blankets, license plates, and ringtones—all designed to declare their loyalty and cheer on their team.
This exciting collection of stories from the many sports played at the University of Alabama is perfect for the Crimson Tide fan who is also a fan of God. Each story, while giving accurate information concerning a sporting event, will also lead you into a moment of reflection about God and his greatness. Alabama fans will have the best of both worlds.
Prior to entering ministry, Ed McMinn had a long career as a newspaperman including serving as news editor and managing editor of various newspapers throughout the southeast. He has long been involved in various community endeavors. Mr. McMinn has a degree in English from the University of Georgia. He continued his education with a MA in English, as well his Master of Theology from Emory.
"Pastor Ed McMinn demonstrates a unique ability to relate his knowledge of Crimson Tide athletics to spiritual truths. I learned things about Alabama athletics that I didn't know, even though I'm an athletic alumnus. Any fan of the Tide would benefi t from the bits of both worldly and spiritual wisdom contained herein. God bless and Roll Tide!" -- Pastor Alan Ward, Plainfield Baptist Church, and University of Alabama Class of '92
"A creative job of communicating the encouraging truths of God's Word through the window of Alabama's rich athletic history. From Coach Bear Bryant and gymnast Sarah Patterson to Senator Jeremiah Denton, who at one time said, 'We believe that on the eighth day the Lord created the Crimson Tide,' McMinn elevates Jesus Christ and his Word above it all!" -- Dr. Gary Cramer, director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, University of Alabama