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Defending the Line

The David Luiz Story
$6.99
Format: Paperback

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For kids ages 8-12 and soccer fans of all ages comes an addition to the Zonderkidz biography series, Defending the Line, The David Luiz Story. A rising star in international soccer, David Luiz made his debut in professional soccer as a teen and has become a star player whose faith and success drive him forward and inspire athletes globally.
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"Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out."

—David Luiz

One of the rising stars in international soccer, David Luiz has been impressing crowds since he was a boy. But it is his faith, not his fame, that drives him to greater success and keeps him “defending the goal.” David made his debut in professional soccer as a left fullback when he was just 19. He was then picked up by Portugal’s Benfica team and named player of the year for the 2009-2010 season. As a star defender and vice-captain for the Brazilian National team, David shines both on and off the field, inspiring athletes around the world with his incredible soccer skills and his unwavering faith. David currently plays for England’s Chelsea Football Club, one of the premier club teams in the world, and he is expected to play for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.

Contributor(s) Alex Carpenter
About the Contributor(s) Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter was born and raised in Brazil but attended an international English-language school, allowing him to be fluent in Portuguese and English. Alex played soccer in high school in Brazil and is a fan of both Brazilian and European soccer. He attended the film school at Biola University and then worked in Hollywood as personal assistant to director Gary Ross (SeabiscuitThe Hunger Games). He later earned an MFA in creative writing from Chapman University and now teaches English and literature at an inner-city high school in downtown Los Angeles. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Long Beach, California.

UPC 025986746414
ISBN-10 0310746418
ISBN-13 9780310746416
Publish Date Apr 22, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.2000
Height 7.5
Width 5.25
Length 112
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $6.99
Series ZonderKidz Biography
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by April
Overall Rating
I am going to be honest and tell you that I am not really a soccer fan... I mean I have nothing against it I just never saw much of it growing up. The reason I wanted to read this book is because I love to find athletes who use their God given talent to bring Glory to God. :) I was inspired in this easy to read story. The ages are perfect for 8-12 year olds which is the perfect time for them to find good christian role models before the world shows them other role models.

I am excited that in a few years my son can read this book and be inspired! (Posted on 8/11/2014)
Review by Jalynn
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About the Book:

"Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out."

David Luiz

One of the rising stars in international soccer, David Luiz has been impressing crowds since he was a boy. But it is his faith, not his fame, that drives him to greater success and keeps him defending the goal. David made his debut in professional soccer as a left fullback when he was just 19. He was then picked up by Portugal s Benfica team and named player of the year for the 2009-2010 season. As a star defender and vice-captain for the Brazilian National team, David shines both on and off the field, inspiring athletes around the world with his incredible soccer skills and his unwavering faith. David currently plays for England s Chelsea Football Club, one of the premier club teams in the world, and he is expected to play for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup."

My Review:

This day in time, I'm sure it is hard to live out your faith--so publicly, at least. Especially when you are a celebrity. Brazilian soccer player, David Luiz, can relate to this better than anyone. David is a world renowned soccer player from Brazil that plays professionally. But while that is very important to him, his faith means so much more. The book shares the story of this very sweet young man that puts God first, but it also share with us the love of soccer that the people have. It even gives you a little bit of the history of soccer in that country.

David came from meager beginnings, so its very touching to see this young man honor God in everything that he does. His faith is an encouragement to young and old alike. I am glad to see another celebrity living out there faith in front of my children, we need others that are just as courageous as he.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. (Posted on 7/22/2014)

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