A Greater Glory

From Pitch to Pulpit

Premier league footballer turned pastor Gavin Peacock tells the story of his career and his faith in this fascinating autobiography.

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They say it is every schoolboy’s dream to play in the F.A. Cup Final and it’s a dream that came true for Gavin Peacock. So what made him walk away from his life as a professional footballer turned BBC pundit to become a church minister?

Experience the highs and lows of Gavin’s journey as he tells his story and explains the driving force behind it all – his love for football, his love for his family, and most importantly his love for God.

"There is more to life than football, fame and fortune. There is a greater joy and a greater glory to be had."

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  • Foreword by Graham Daniels, Christians in Sport
  • Introduction: Twelve Stones
  • 1. Inches: The Fine Line between Victory and Defeat
  • 2. Early Days: Life in a Footballing Family
  • 3. Achieving the Goal: The Schoolboy Dream
  • 4. Like Father Like Son
  • 5. New Horizons: Married and Heading South
  • 6. The Black and White Rollercoaster
  • 7. The King’s Road Revolution
  • 8. Coming Home: Back to Loftus Road
  • 9. A Pundit’s Life: From Match Day to ‘Match of the Day’
  • 10. Switching Fields: A Preacher’s Call
  • 11. A Family Portrait
  • 12. A Greater Glory
  • Acknowledgements

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ISBN 9781527106796
Format Hardback
First published May 2021
Dimensions 138mm x 216mm x 15mm
Language English
Pages 246
Publisher Christian Focus

Glenn Hoddle

Former England and Chelsea Manager

What a fabulous book! A must–read for all – not just football fans. I loved working with Gavin as his manager at Chelsea and I’ve always said he was in my top 3 players I ever signed as a manager. His talent has shone through again in this wonderful book. A beautiful insight to Gavin’s life and an inspiration to all. Loved it!

Robbie Fowler

Former Liverpool & England International Footballer, Manager of Brisbane Roar

The story of a not so ordinary man who gave it up for more, a fascinating read from start to finish … a real insight to life as a player and to life as a Christian and what it means. An honest, sincere, and real thought provoking book … you can only admire him for giving up all he had, and wanting more … which Gavin will tell you he has found.

Jakob Kjeldbjerg

Danish TV Presenter. Former Chelsea FC

Reading Gavin’s fascinating memoirs sent me down memory lane to our talks & discussions on nights before away matches. A Greater Glory simply confirms the impression that I got of a curious, self–reflecting, helpful, yet ambitious gentleman. At a time when so many people get lost in the superficial world of social media, this book will provide simple tools for anyone to find purpose in life.

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