There are many challenges to the Christian walk we face everyday. Challenges often come to us, which cause us to either grow in Christ or turn away from him.
Christians face troubles and sorrows everyday but it's how we respond that matters the most. We can't allow the things we face to overwhelm or crush us. We have to rely on God to give us the strength to endure.
Trials should be opportunities to grow in our faith and walk with God. The men on this list face temptations, troubles and sorrows. They are no different than we are, the problems they face are the same we face.
However, often times with money comes an ever greater chance to fulfill temptations. There is a price to pay for fame, but it doesn’t have to destroy the one who finds it. The athletes on this list have clung to Jesus during their careers and have not let fame change them.
They are men who speak out about the challenges they face and manage to hold onto their faith and values. This is quite difficult with some of the things that happen in the world of professional sports. This list is not a top 10 or best of; it's just a list of men who love Jesus and aren’t afraid to tell anyone.