We are just 4 days away from welcoming Coach Bobby Bowden to the Billy Graham Library (March 14,2015) where he will sign books and greet guests from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
We recently asked out Facebook followers what questions they had for Coach Bowden. Read his answers to your questions below.
Q What role did God play in your career?
A I have believed in God for as long as I remember, and I’ve always felt that obedience to His will was my number one priority in life. I tried to follow the example of Jesus when it came to raising a family and leading my coaches and players.
Q How did your faith affect your coaching?
A Whenever things got bad during my career, or when I faced challenging moments, I believed that God somehow would guide me through it. Faith allowed me to stay focused on things within my power while leaving the rest of it in God’s hands.
Q What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
A My favorite verse is Ps 42:1 — “As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God.” My mother taught me that verse when I was about eleven years old. It’s the first verse I ever memorized.
Q How can I endure hardships with patience?
A I firmly believe that good character comes only through adversity. When I trusted God during difficult times, He always strengthened me and helped me persevere. I know my life is in God’s hands every minute. There’s no need to panic.