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Time Out!The gift or god of Youth Sports

Time Out!

The gift or god of Youth Sports

John Perritt
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Sport is one of the many evidences of a gracious God. It can unite people, sharing together in the enjoyment it brings. But it brings the challenge of proper stewardship under God, especially when working with young people. Are they being encouraged to use their gifts and time to God’s glory? Are you ensuring that they are living by God’s Word, rather than prioritising their sport? There is a lot to learn about how God wants us to live through sports – both on and off the field.

John Perritt

About John Perritt

John Perritt is the Director of Resources for Reformed Youth Ministries ( and serves as the host of The Local Youth Worker podcast for RYM. He is the author of Time Out! (2018) & Insecure (2019). He and his wife, Ashleigh, live in Ridgeland, MS, with their five children.


  • Author: John Perritt
  • Release Date: August 2018
  • Pages: 192
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781527101777
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Ministry & Evangelism > Youth Ministry


It is with great heart and sincerity that John Perritt offers this challenge to the idolatry of youth sports.  Wisely navigating both the glory and the depravity of our current cultural moment, he invites us to consider more thoughtful and intentional discipleship relating to their participation.

Liz Edrington, Counselor, Summit Counseling Center, Tennessee

One of the questions I receive most often from parents is, ‘How much is too much for my children to be involved in sports?’ This book doesn’t offer easy solutions, but it does provide the wisdom that parents need to drive them to God’s Word as they decide how sports can be used for God’s glory in their children’s lives.

Timothy Paul Jones, Professor of Apologetics & Director, Center for Christian Apologetics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
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