Vine Publishing to Publish The Ultimate Playbook to Help Teen Athletes Win in the Game of Life

Using God’s playbook for the game of life introduces young athletes to the One who guarantees them victory.

Using “God’s Game Playbook for Life’s Game” will impact the lives of young people as they leave home and enter the next phase of their lives.

—Jerry and Ellen Palmieri

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 1, 2022 / — Vine Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming release of “Using God’s Playbook for the Game of Life: 52 Scriptures Your Young Athlete Should Know Before Sending Them Out into the World”.

Young athletes face many challenges on and off the field. When the game of life doesn’t go as planned, they can become discouraged and feel defeated. But the author, Tonya May Avent, wants them to know that no matter what they may face, through Christ, they are champions. In her first book, Using God’s Playbook for the Game of Life, she uses the Word of God to educate, inspire and empower young athletes.

‘God’s Playbook for the Game of Life’ is a devotional and ultimate playbook for young athletes to learn the truths, lessons and victory in the word of God. Each devotional has a “Word Focus” that highlights particular words, and each week has a “Daily Workout,” which helps readers study, remember, and apply divine principles.

Avent highlights the immense pressure placed on young athletes, which can lead to depression, drug addiction and suicide. Avent says, “With so much academic, social, and athletic pressure, it’s critical that young Christian athletes today know who they are, why they were created, what they can do, and who they can be. “

Jerry Palmieri, Super Bowl XLII and XLVI champion, and New York Giants strength and conditioning coach, and his wife Ellen Palmieri said, “With statistics showing that sixty-six percent of teenagers stop going to church after graduating from high school, Using God’s Playbook for the Game of Life will impact the lives of young people as they leave home and enter the next phase of their lives.

Julia Gaffney, Para-swimming gold medalist for Team USA, called using God’s Playbook for the Game of Life “very practical” and “very biblical!” “I highly recommend it to young athletes chasing their dreams,” she said.

Dave Wilson, co-host of FamilyLife Today® says, “Using God’s Playbook for the Game of Life will help young athletes become the best Christian and athlete they could be.” He said, “Start your training today and watch how God meets you in the pages of this book.”

Tonya May Avent understands firsthand the pressures young athletes face. Not only is she a former athlete and medalist, but she is now the mother of two All-American athletes. She also served in youth ministry for eight years. During this time, she realized that many of the young people she served did not have a solid understanding of the word of God or of Christianity in general. However, it was while attending Bible school that she discovered her purpose of teaching the word of God in a relevant and applicable way.

“Using God’s Handbook for the Game of Life: 52 Scriptures Your Young Athlete Should Know Before Sending Them Out into the World” (ISBN #978-1-7367483-9-8) will be published Fall 2022 It is now available for pre-order online where the books are sold.


A self-described “church kid,” Tonya May Avent grew up the daughter of a minister (now a pastor) and accepted Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of six. She is the wife of an American, FIBA, semi-professional and high school basketball coach and mother of two All-American athletes. Tonya is the founder of Destined 4 the Dub Ministries, which focuses on gospel ministry through a sports lens. More information is available at and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Destined4theDub. Need more visual content to create a story? Discover an interview with Tonya May Avent.


Vine Publishing is a hybrid publishing company that provides exceptional publishing and distribution services to Christian authors. True to our Christian roots, we believe it is our connection to the True Vine that empowers and equips us to deliver the highest quality service. Our vision is to be the gold standard, best and most professional Christian hybrid publisher for Kingdom authors. Every literary work published through the Vine is meant to nurture the minds and spirits of all. More details can be found at

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