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A Greater Glory

From Pitch to Pulpit

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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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Contributors Gavin Peacock
ISBN 9781527106796
Format Hardback
First published May 2021
Dimensions 147mm x 222mm x 19mm
Weight 0.46 kg
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.

Customer reviews

22 Jul 2021

“An Encouraging and Uplifting Story”

In “A Greater Glory” Gavin Peacock describes how he has gone from being a footballer, to football pundit, to preacher. His description of his times playing at a high level at the various clubs he played for is fascinating. But above all, reading his account of how his Christian faith was central to everything in his life, makes this book special. Whether a football fan or not, we can all be challenged, encouraged and uplifted by his witness and testimony.

15 Jul 2021

“A challenging read”

I found this easy and compelling to read. It tells, in straightforward terms, of Gavin's coming to faith in the Lord Jesus and how that faith led him. In his footballing career and also in his life after being a player. How he came to be a preacher and of the joy he has in serving his Lord in the Christian ministry. I commend this book to you and ask that you buy it, read it and pass it on for others to enjoy.

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