Thou Shall Not Pass

Thou Shall Not Pass

Author: Leo Moynihan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472972934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 740

The job of the centre-half (or central defender) is to stop opposing players from scoring. In this first-ever cultural history of these traditionally bruising hard men, Leo Moynihan (Four Four Two) explores the unique mindset and last-ditch, bone-crunching tackles of those hellbent on destroying glory. Football is often romanticised as 'The Beautiful Game'. If true then the game's centre-half might be considered as the unsightly pimple on the end of its otherwise perfectly formed nose. The stopper, the last line of defence, the big man with small ideas. The lump who lumps it. Thou Shall Not Pass (the title comes from a command England captain Terry Butcher would shout before every match) celebrates the football position where brutal characters are loved for their hard-hitting tackles and bruising mentality and yet laughed at for their apparent lack of skill. As well as covering the long and illustrious history of the centre-half, the book will take the reader into the muddy penalty area frequented by our protagonists, into their domain. The places they head the ball, the places they tackle, the places in which they will stop at nothing to stop a forward. What makes them approach the game the way they do? What makes them different from those whose sole purpose is flair? Rich with amazing anecdotes, the book explore all aspects of the position and delve into the mentality of those who ply their trade there: what makes a player willing to put his face in the way of danger, how have tactics governed the role over the decades and what dark arts centre-halves must master in order to stop their foes.

Harmony of the Gospels

Harmony of the Gospels

Author: Marvin Wilson

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781643002484

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 982

Harmony of the Gospels was written to share the physical life events of the New Testament Messiah as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It was also written to share Who He Was, Is, and Will Be. The Messiah came to perform the work of the Father (John 5:36-40). Reviewing the recorded events in the life of the Messiah and putting them into chronological sequence with which Luke specifically noted as being the correct order, results in an imposing view of the life and teachings of the Messiah. Use of the Hebrew names and titles of the Messiah "Yah~shua" and His Father, Yah Yahweh the Most High EL, also provides an enlightening exposure not previously documented by any harmony of the gospels. With the realization that the Old Testament Hebrew manuscripts were all that were available during the Messiah's life, scripture references are provided for direct statements and quotations that the Messiah used. The ultimate objective is to present factual and verifiable evidence documenting the Truth regarding the Messiah's preexistence (John 17:5), the purpose for the creation of the earth (Isa. 45:18), the purpose of Man's creation (Gen. 1:26), and that of the Messiah sent to the earth to perform the Father's work (John 5:36). He came proclaiming good tidings of the Kingdom of Yahweh (Matt. 4:23), fulfilling ALL the prophecies about Himself. His sacrifice provided the pathway for man's reconciliation with the Creator Father, enabling the forgiveness of sin and His life providing the example of righteousness as He became the author and finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:2).