About the Book
Ordering Our Steps 2: Focused on Christ by Leo R Sayles
Building upon the success of his first book, Leo Sayles’ second book in the series, “Ordering Our Steps: Focused on Christ” follows the same inspiring 31-day sports devotional format that will challenge and uplift athletes, coaches and sports enthusiasts of any age. These captivating devotions cover a wide range of sports moments and characteristics associated with athletics, as well as experiences from Sayles’ personal life.
“You’ll be hooked from the first devotion!”
~ Jeff Raker, pastor, Executive Leadership Coach for Level Up Leadership Coaching
“the best sports devotional I have read!”
~ Chad Simpson, Author of The Freshman: 15 Lessons to Ace the Next Semester of Your Life, Tennis Director at Athletes In Action.
“I highly recommend this book!”
~ Sue Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach & Director of Sports Ministry, Gordon College
About the Author
Author and speaker Leo Sayles currently serves as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach/ Associate Athletic Director for Sports Ministry at Grove City College in Grove City, PA.
His 17-year career as a college volleyball coach includes 8 seasons at Gardner-Webb University (NCAA Div. 1, Boiling Springs NC) and 7 seasons at Bryan College(NAIA, Dayton TN).
Leo Sayles’ coaching experience spans a 35+ year career. He has successfully coached both boys and girls teams in volleyball, track & field, soccer, and basketball at the college, high school and middle school levels.
In his 20 years as a minister, teacher, and speaker, Leo has combined sports analogies and stories to highlight biblical teaching. These analogies are the basis for his book series, “Ordering Our Steps.”
His first book, “Ordering Our Steps: Committing Life & Sport To Christ” was released in 2018.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book, Ordering Our Steps 2: Focused on Christ, What is it about?
Ordering Our Steps 2: Focused on Christ is my second book, which continues the format of daily devotions related to sports. As a former college athlete, youth pastor, and current college coach, my world revolves around the intersection of faith and sports, so I see many great sports moments that reflect biblical truths found in the Bible.
These devotions are personal, uplifting and inspiring, designed to challenge athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts to grow their faith.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, Ordering Our Steps 2: Focused on Christ, is it directed at any particular market?
It is designed for those coming from the Christian experience. Anyone with a background in athletics as a player, coach, parent, youth sponsor, or just a sports enthusiast will connect well with the sports-related devotions.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
My favourite devotional book is Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest.”
My two favourite series are “The Lord of the Rings” series by J.R.R. Tolkien and “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis. All three had a major impact in my young life, helping to affirm and shape my morals and beliefs.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
I believe reading other works is very critical. My parents raised me with a classical mindset, so I read major works at a younger age. This exposed me to great writing styles.
I also believe reading other works in the genre you wish to write will help to enhance your writing.
Finally, write! But allow others whom you respect to read and critique your work so that you can continue to improve your writing!
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
my personal website is leo.sayles.com. (With the new book release, we are updating and possibly changing to a different web provider).
Also, my Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Leo-R-Sayles/e/B07DKVBMX8/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1