Andy Andrews, N.Y. Times best selling author. (Photo Courtesy: Photos by Christy Haynes, BeachChicPhotography.com)
THIS IS EPISODE 53 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
His parents were killed 3 months apart when he was 19. He was homeless, he wasn’t supposed to make it.
But for Andy Andrews, not only did he make it, he persevered and is now impacting lives through his books and his talks.
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker and consultant for the world’s largest corporations, most successful sports teams and fastest-growing organizations.
He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents.
Zig Ziglar said, “Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.”
On this episode of the podcast, we hear Andy’s incredible journey from homelessness to successful author and how God has had a hand in his story from the beginning. Andy also shares an awesome story of the time he had an uncomfortable encounter with Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.
3:50 – Growing up
6:05 – Faith as a child
8:30 – Going through tragedy at age 19 of losing his mother and father within a few months
12:45 – Trying to move forward after the loss of his parents
19:15 – Writing his first book and how he ended up releasing “The Traveler’s Gift.”
24:45 – Realizing his writings and his books are making an impact.
29:15 – How he came to work with different sports teams.
36:45 – The Nick Saban story
41:25 – The message that would resonate with sports fans who love Jesus.
45:40 – Why he wrote “The Little Things” (his latest book)
49:40 – What is God teaching him right now?
“Encouragement is great, truth is better.”
“Everybody competes the same way.”
“Who do you think has a greater imagination, you or God?”
“Allowing God’s dreams to be bigger than our own.”
“God has been teaching me lately that there is a difference in what is true, and the truth. Things can be true, and yet not be the truth.”
You can follow Andy on twitter @AndyAndrews
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