Study Guide Summary
|Three Miracles of
Plus BONUS TRACK
Coach's Affirmation of The Priesthood
50 minutes - DVD
The Study Guide is 36-pages and carefully coordinated with the DVD program. There are questions in each program section for children, teens, and adults -- although adults will find the questions for children and teens equally stimulating for discussion. The Study Guide is available FREE as a PDF download, (no purchase required).
Chapter 1: Love of Football. With enthusiasm, candor and humor, Coach Faust shares the ups and downs of his career in three miraculous jobs, and how he was able to handle the good and the bad because of three blessings that became three principles of life.
Chapter 2: Love of God. The first blessing. Coach shares how he learned to make God the center of his life. Recounts his miraculous trip to Lourdes, and the important lesson he learned there about giving, temptations and the power of prayer.
Chapter 3: Love of Family. The second blessing. Lean how Coach Faust demonstrates his love for his family and the special things he does (both seen and unseen) to express his love to his wife and children.
Chapter 4: Love of Self & Friends. The third blessing. Coach shares how he learned the meaning of friendship and discipline; includes the hilarious story of Steiner and his favorite donkey, and an important lesson about loyalty.
BONUS TRACK: Affirmation of Priests. Coach Faust celebrates the vocation of priests and religious as gifts from God through a poignant and moving recollection of the 9/11 tragedy, and the sacrifice of NY firefighter chaplain Fr. Michael Judge.
Coach Faust Bio
Gerry Faust was one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, and preceded the legendary Lou Holtz at Notre Dame. In this inspirational talk Coach Faust relates the dramatic stories from his own life to illustrate the direct connection between our personal success, our prayers, and our faith and trust in God. Recorded before a Catholic men's conference in Kalamazoo, MI.
Mr. Faust is on the Advisory Board of the Catholic Men's Fellowship and a former football coach at Notre Dame University and Akron University. At Moeller High School he earned recognition as one of the country's top high school coaches. Mr. Faust has become a popular speaker at Catholic men's conferences across the U.S. where he presents the impact his faith has had on his life.
Faust began as a three-time letterman quarterback at the University of Dayton. His 18 years of coaching at Moeller High School in Cincinnati (1963-80) produced a 174-17-2 record to go with seven unbeaten seasons, four mythical national prep titles and five Ohio state titles in his last six seasons. He coached Notre Dame to a 30-26-1 record, including a 1983 Liberty Bowl victory and an '84 Aloha Bowl appearance, before resigning at the end of the 1985 season. Faust spent the next nine seasons (1986-94) as head coach at the University of Akron and finished with an overall record of 43-53-3 at the school. This DVD is a great gift for men who need inspiration and a lift from one of America's great football coaches. Valuable encouragement, training, and great entertainment.