Legacy of Love: John Wooden

For legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, the Bible was a major influence in his life—one that impacted not only sports but people from every walk of life. He wrote in his autobiography: “My father read to us from the Bible every day when I was growing up”—a practice Wooden continued into college and throughout his life. One of his favorite Bible chapters was 1 Corinthians 13, known by many as the “Love Chapter.” It underscored not only Wooden’s iconic coaching style but his family relationships and the way he treated team members. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol.” Engage with the Bible—in the legacy of John Wooden’s encouragement to “Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible!”

Share

More Book Minute Features

February 10, 2020

Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley, whose father was a slave, became one of the prolific gospel songwriters of his time! Although he didn’t attend school, he l...
February 03, 2020

Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley, born on this date in 1811, served in Congress, ran for president, helped organize the Republican Party, and founded The New York Tribu...
January 27, 2020

The Washington Monument and Exodus 28:36

The Washington Monument, at 555 feet, is the tallest public structure in Washington, DC, and is located on the National Mall. It took thirty-six years...