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MOBILE, Ala., July 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- John Brooks may have kicked the winning US goal in the 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ghana, but the team won the game. If the entire team hadn't kept Ghana from scoring more goals throughout the entire 90 minutes, John Brooks' goal wouldn't have mattered. And that's what's important for every family, or so says Mike Gottfried, former football coach and ESPN college football analyst. Some say the soccer match was utterly forgettable and the team is not particularly celebrating because it knows what they're going to be up against in the next game. But the US team got the result they needed to advance, and it took the entire team to pull it off.
When Mike Gottfried was growing up, his father passed away when Mike was only 11 years old. For his family that was like a team trying to play a game with no coach. Eventually various coaches taught him how to become a team player and today he passes along those insights to boys without fathers through his Christian ministry called Team Focus.
In Mike's new booklet, The Home Team, he shares, "For any team to win, each player must train hard, give their best effort, and work together with the other team members. In the same way, family members need to pull together as a team and work hard for the family to succeed and each member to thrive."
Families are floundering amid the it's-all-about-me mentality so prevalent today. Mike believes the breakdown of the family is occurring because we've gotten away from connecting with one another and spending time together. Families have been splintered, and people are not even taking the time to enjoy family meals because of the busyness of life. Mike has stepped in, and through The Home Team, has given us a blueprint for success in families that will build leadership, motivation, and unity.
The Home Team, by Mike Gottfried, 32 pages, PB, $1.99, ISBN: 978-158169-5014. Published by Evergreen Press christian-publishing.net (2014). Distributed by Ingram/Spring Arbor and Amazon.com.
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