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Todd Gerelds, author of Woodlawn, publishes
with Tyndale Momentum

Carol Stream, Ill. (January 5, 2018) — Todd Gerelds, author of Woodlawn, believes he has learned the most meaningful life lessons on the playing field. The voice of his coach rings in his head when life gets tough—and it just happens that his coach’s voice is also his father’s. In Always Fall Forward: Life Lessons I’ll Never Forget from “The Coach” (Tyndale Momentum, ISBN 978-1-4964-2480-8, $17.00 HC, January 2018), Gerelds reflects on fifty two of his dad’s most formative lessons. His dad was Tandy “The Coach” Gerelds, the subject of the film Woodlawn and the man who led his team to victory in the racially charged atmosphere of 1970s Alabama.

The Coach led his team both on and off the field, not only training the boys to be good football players, but also helping them build the foundation for becoming good men. In Always Fall Forward, join Todd Gerelds as he reflects on his dad’s most influential “coachisms.” From “Your Stance is critical” to “One play at a time,” these strong and encouraging words will direct you when life hits hard. Packed with life application, Always Fall Forward challenges men to live the way Coach Gerelds lived—grounded in faith and willing to stand up for what he believed—no matter the cost.

Gerelds will be available for interviews about the book throughout the spring, including the nationally-syndicated “Rick and Bubba Show” on Tuesday, January 9, as well as the “Sports Spectrum Podcast” with Jason Romano.

Todd Gerelds is the author of the book Woodlawn (now a major motion picture), in which he recounts the events he witnessed as the son of Coach Tandy Gerelds. This true story of hope, faith, and love has made an impact on schools, churches, athletic teams, businesses, and charity organizations, and in many individual lives. Todd has spent 20 years as an award-winning sales professional, sales trainer, and sales manager with three Fortune 500 companies. Todd is married to Jennifer Morgan Gerelds. They have four daughters: Morgan, Bailey Kay “BK,” Alli, and Maggie Leigh.

Always Fall Forward 
by Todd Gerelds
ISBN: 978-1-4964-2480-8
Hardcover: $17.99
January 2018

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is one of the largest privately held Christian publishers of books, Bibles, and digital media in the world. Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale’s nonfiction imprint, is the publisher of many New York Times bestsellers and is known for integrity in building lasting personal relationships with authors and agents. Tyndale extends the ministry of its authors by contributing most of its profits to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Originally founded to publish The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon, Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.