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Crunch Time In the Red Zone


Men’s Ministry Catalyst 2011

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It’s that time when all resources and effort must be expended to reach the goal. It’s that time when the men get separated from the boys. During this time, committed athletes who perform at their peak level distance themselves from those players who just show up. Charismatic leaders use this time to motivate, inspire, and direct their teams to victory. Dr. Grassi shows you how to incorporate that Red Zone mentality into your life—not just to win a football game, but also to win at life. These readings mix faith, stories, and information to inspire and entertain everyone who loves the game of football.

With the Logos edition of Crunch Time In the Red Zone, you can make your Bible study more effective. Scripture references link directly to your favored Bible translation, making your Bible study and teaching preparations more effective and rewarding.

Key Features

  • Foreword by Steve Mariucci
  • Thought-provoking metaphors and biblical illustrations
  • Suggestions for further reading

Praise for the Print Edition

Jim Grassi has had a tremendous impact and influence on our football team for years. He is a man of great integrity. In Crunch Time in the Red Zone, he shares some of these very personal experiences with you. It is both insightful and inspiring.

—Rich Gannon, MVP quarterback, television commentator

Overcoming adversity, developing character, selflessness through teamwork, growing your faith by getting out of your comfort zone—lessons learned on the gridiron that can be applied in everyday life. Jim Grassi’s Crunch Time in the Red Zone brings the reader right into the huddle. Thanks, Jim for allowing people to understand that football is more than just a game!

—Brent Jones, former 49ers all-pro tight end, television commentator

This is a splendid book. For the reader who is a football fan, it is interesting and entertaining. For the reader who has a Christ-shaped hole in his heart, it is fulfilling and inspiring. It warms my heart that Jim Grassi has cited my husband as a fine football coach and a dedicated man of God—both of which he was. Our family is honored to have this book dedicated to our ‘hero’—Tom Landry.

—Mrs. Tom Landry

Through the use of carefully crafted metaphors and analogies, Jim shares authentic experiences that help us overcome obstacles, strengthen our character, and expand our faith. Recognized by some players as the Character Coach, Grassi offers many great ideas that will better prepare the reader to understand the sport of football and the game of life.

—Steve Wisniewski, 8-time all-pro guard, Oakland Raiders

Jim Grassi explores the physical, mental, and spiritual sides of NFL players. Crunch Time in the Red Zone is an enlightening experience that shows the true character of today’s heroes of the gridiron.

—Mike Waufle, defensive line coach, Oakland Raiders

Product Details

  • Title: Crunch Time In the Red Zone
  • Author: Jim Grassi
  • Publisher: Men’s Ministry Catalyst
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 247

About Jim Grassi

Dr. Jim Grassi is an award winning author, communicator, outdoorsman, pastor, and former television co-host. His practical approach to teaching biblical truth has captivated audiences around the world. Through the multi-faceted outreach of Outdoor Connection Ministries and many personal appearances, he encourages his audiences to a greater appreciation and understanding of God’s plan for mankind.