A father’s poor choices can devastate a family. However, a son’s consistent faithful choices can be the inspiration to overcome addiction.
We had the unique opportunity to interview Super Bowl XLIV champion, Chris Reis and his father Mike Reis in our studio about their book Recovery of a Lifetime. I’ll explain how to get an autograph copy at the end of the post.
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We had the privilege of interviewing Chris and Mike on our campus at Shepherds Hill Academy. While they were on campus they spoke to our students. Surprisingly, Chris let the kids hold his Super Bowl ring, which is pictured above.
A Redemptive Journey
Known as one of the top 10 greatest Super Bowl plays of the decade, Chris was responsible for the onside kick recovery which turned the tide for the New Orleans Saints against the Colts in the 2010 Super Bowl. As a result, the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl XLIV championship ring.
Chris and his father Mike co-authored the book Recovery of a Lifetime – The Inspirational Journey of a Super Bowl Hero Son and His Father’s Battle Against Multiple Addictions. In the interview Mike discusses the redemptive journey he had, how his son’s success in the NFL, and maintaining his faith brought him closer to the Lord.
The Impact of a Father’s Choices
Mike, a father of six kids, allowed his addictive habits tear his family apart. As a result, some of Mike’s children continued the addictive nature their father had modeled. However, Chris was determined to overcome the destructive lifestyle he saw his father and siblings live.
Chris essentially grew up without a father while pursuing an athletic career. Over the years he excelled in his work ethic and athletic ability. This determination lead him through a professional career in sports, which eventually lead to a Super Bowl ring.
The Results of a Son’s Commitment
The Super Bowl that Chris had played in, and his memorable play, touched his father deeply. In fact, that event lead to his own determination and commitment to achieve the spiritual and moral life he had seen his son model so faithfully.
How You Can Connect with Chris and Mike Reis
You can stay connected with our guests by the following:
- Order a special autograph copy of Recovery of a Lifetime
- Chis and Mike travel America speaking about the impact of addictions and how to overcome them. If you are interested in the father son team speaking at your church or event you can contact them here.
- Mike has an Addiction Coaching firm. You can find out more at Reis Coaching
- Connect with Chris Reis via Facebook or on Twitter @ChrisReis39
Conversation Starter: What are some strengths you have noticed in your son that have helped you grow more spiritually?