Duración: 99 minutos.
Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition es una película documental que se centra en la intersección entre el deporte y la fe en la vida de varios destacados jugadores de baseball. Jugadores como Mike Piazza, David Eckstein, Jeff Suppan, Mike Sweeney, Jack McKeon y Rich Donnelly son las figuras centrales de este especial centrado en la fe y cómo esta juega en la vida de los jugadores..
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"Esta película es una intersección única entre el catolicismo y la cultura que resalta la importancia de discutir la fe en espacios públicos. Me impresionó mucho el hecho de que estas personas tan exitosas en el mundo de los deportes no solo atribuyan sus logros a su fe sino que además dejan claro que sin su fe en Dios su éxito no tendría sentido. Esta entretenida y emocionante película marca precedentes al darle a íconos culturales la oportunidad de formar parte de un documental de alta calidad y al mismo tiempo hablar con amor sobre Jesucristo y como sus vidas espirituales han enriquecido sus carreras profesionales. Este es un estupendo ejemplo de lo que la Iglesia necesita hacer para acercarse a las personas donde estas se encuentran. Es una hermosa expresión de evangelización a través de los medios."
Cardenal Justin Rigali, Arzobispo de Philadelphia
Champions of Faith succeeds in uplifting young people with the stories of authentic and admirable baseball heroes who are totally open in revealing the role religious faith plays in their lives as Christians. This engaging production ought to be shared and discussed with youths in schools, religious education
classes and team meetings. To me, it's a nine-inning faith classic!
Bishop Ignatius Catanello, Auxiliary Bishop , Diocese of Brooklyn
I thought CHAMPIONS O FAITH was terrific. The witness to Christ of these baseball stars and their unapologetic love of the Catholic Church was truly inspiring. I hope many of our youth will get to see this wonderful film. I am happy to offer my endorsement.
Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
"The superb quality of the Champions of Faith film will significantly benefit the Christian media movement in general. It is very powerful when such iconic figures like Mike Sweeney, Mike Piazza and Jeff Suppan step out and speak publicly about their faith. Hopefully this film will bring even more momentum to the growing trend of bringing uplifting and encouraging messages about faith to our culture."
Chuck Colson Founder of Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint
"Repeatedly, the Vatican has called for the aggressive use of the media to promote the Faith. Unfortunately, in the midst of so many noble media efforts, there has been a huge gap in materials that really communicate to men. It appears that the tide may be turning. The new DVD, Champions of Faith, is just the kind of media tool that will reach men ? even those men who seem uninterested in the Faith. Athletes who have trained and disciplined their bodies and developed their athletic talent to reach the majors automatically earn the respect of other men. When such athletes exhibit virtue and encourage faithfulness to Christ and His Church, other men sit up and listen. This DVD is a perfect gift for any man, a great resource for youth groups, and an ideal tool for fathers and sons to watch together. Highly recommended!"
Steve Wood Founder, St. Joseph 's Covenant Keepers Author, Christian Fatherhood Host of The Carpenter Shop and Faith & Family
"¡Mis felicitaciones a todos los involucrados en esta creativa herramienta de evangelización! Creo que esta será una poderosa herramienta para que la juventud crezca en su apreciación de la fe como también en la presencia de Cristo en la Eucaristía. Me impresionó mucho el testimonio de Jack McKeon y otros atletas."
Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC Vatican Sports Office
There has never been anything quite like Champions of Faith. It is as inspiring as it is professionally crafted. Guaranteed to touch to all Catholics, the film demonstrates the role that Catholicism plays in the life of some of today's greatest baseball players and managers. As such it acts as a perfect soundboard for discussions at home and in the classroom. I highly recommend it!
William A. Donohue, Ph.D., President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Champions of Faith is filled with power packed testimonies from some faithful men of God - who just happen to be famous athletes. Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals is one of the men featured in the film, and is the Life Teen National Spokesperson. After watching the video you wonder if these guys are real - from what I know of Mike Sweeney - this story is true and inspiring. A must have for families, sports teams and anyone who works with young people. A great film for your family!
Randy Raus, President / CEO Life Teen
"The story just unfolded so velvety and every piece was great and very inspiring . There's many times I was in tears just from the emotion of it - from everybody's story. I've had some great moments in my life but being part of this and being able to tell people about my story is one of my proudest moments."
Mike Piazza, Designated Hitter for the Oakland A's, 12-time All-Star
"It was very exciting and very inspirational to see the other players share their faith. I think it's going to be a great tool of evangelization . I think that if you have influence in the Catholic world, I think you should tell people to buy this film because I think it's going to spread the Word of God. I give it two thumbs up and it's very, very inspirational."
Jeff Suppan, Pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, MVP for 2006 NCLS
"To me it felt like Christmas, New Year's Eve, my birthday and Easter morning all wrapped into one,
seeing this film Champions of Faith. I've never been more proud of anything in my life. More proud than anything that I've done on the baseball field. This is something that I can hang my hat on . This is something that I can show to my kids and grandkids someday. It truly is a treasure . I'm so blessed to be a part of it. I think that every person in America needs to watch this film."
Mike Sweeney, Captain of the Kansas City Royals, 5-time All Star
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