GOD, FOOTBALL AND THE GAME OF HIS LIFE

It's 9 p.m. and the rally is still days away. But Bill McCartney is sitting quietly in his hotel room, preparing for the biggest gathering ever of the Promise Keepers, the group he founded seven years ago. A day full of meetings has caused his 6-ft. 1-in., 200-lb. frame to slump, turned his trademark baritone voice into a whisper and probably added a touch more gray to his short, salt-and-pepper hair. But his eyes, peering out from behind steel-rimmed tinted glasses, still possess an uncanny intensity as he meditates on the first chapter of Paul's Letter to the Colossians, the Scripture...

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