Contact: Angie Brillhart

740.922.6045  X 171                  

Uhrichsville, OH—Releasing from Barbour Publishing in time for the upcoming NFL season, Playing with Purpose by Mike Yorkey chronicles the lives of quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow, newly-minted pros who stood strong in their faith throughout stellar college careers. A September 2010 release, the title includes a section of color photographs.


Dubbed the “Holy Trinity” by sportswriters, the Oklahoma Sooners’ Sam Bradford, the Texas Longhorns’ Colt McCoy, and the Florida Gators’ Tim Tebow are now eyeing professional glory. But, starring on Sunday afternoons follows years of developing Christian faith on Sunday mornings. Playing with Purpose will introduce readers to three young men of both physical and spiritual strength, athletes at the top of their game who also speak publicly and convincingly about their Christian beliefs.


A former editor of Focus on the Family magazine, Mike Yorkey has also written for numerous sports magazines, including Skiing, Tennis Week, and Racquet. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s school of journalism, Mike has recently co-authored a World War II-era novel entitled The Swiss Courier. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two adult children, and live in Encinitas, California. Find out more about Mike Yorkey at

Playing with Purpose by Mike Yorkey. September 2010. $19.99. 256 pages. ISBN 978-1-61626-289-1.