Marcus is a talented basketball player and his team's leading scorer as a junior. But three-pointers and flashy ball-handling can't compensate for his out-of-control emotions and temper tantrums. They cost Rockville dearly in a crucial showdown with its leading rival, Lincoln Prep. He obviously needs a course correction, which comes when his coach steers Marcus onto a new path by introducing him to a series of mentors.
These caring teachers and role models come from all walks of life. They're the counselors and guides who turn Marcus from a selfish, me-first player into a teammate valued by everyone on the court. In shining a light on their positive contributions to Marcus's life, The Gift: A Leadership Fable on Growing through Adversity, relates a story of hope, inspiration, and possibilities.
Based on the experiences of author Brian Catanella, this novella emphasizes life lessons that will stick with readers long after they finish reading. It will especially help them to remember the joys of giving and blessing others—and put them into practice. Says bestselling author Jon Gordon: "Brian shares a practical, fascinating story of how we can learn to face adversity and honor God in the process." Pick up The Gift and you won't be able to put it down.
About the Author
Brian Catanella is a youth football coach, author, and investment consultant with a passion to teach leadership principles through his writing, coaching, volunteering, and professional life. By sharing some of his real-life experiences through this sports fable, he hopes to encourage young people to reach for the stars, and help coaches, leaders, and others appreciate the value they offer to society through mentoring. A volunteer with UrbanPromise Ministries, Brian and his family attend First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, New Jersey.