For nearly 25 years, Jerry Moore was the head football coach at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. During that time, his team won three consecutive national championships and seven Southern Conference championships in eight years. From 2007 to 2010, his team won 26 straight conference games. A devout Christian, he formed the habit—after every game and after everyone had left—of walking through the locker room, touching every locker, and praying for each player. Every week, he picked one player, sat at that student’s locker, thought about him and then got down on his knees and prayed for him.

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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