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WOODLAWN: ONE HOPE. ONE DREAM. ONE WAY.

THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE

By Todd Gerelds, with Mark Schlabach contributing, and Foreword by Bobby Bowden

This riveting true story of courage, strength, and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired the motion picture Woodlawn, and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds, his running back Tony Nathan, and a high school football game that healed a city.

WHEN GOD SHOWS UP

40 DAY WOODLAWN MOVIE DEVOTIONAL

By Robert Noland

This devotional provides a 40-day pilgrimage toward renewal and transformation through faith in Jesus Christ. Follow the inspiring story of Touchdown Tony Nathan and the Woodlawn team who changed a city, while looking into your own heart for a fresh start and a new outlook of hope for a brighter day. 

TOUCHDOWN TONY: RUNNING WITH A PURPOSE

THE MAKING OF A MAN AND THE HEALING OF A CITY

By Tony Nathan, Foreword by Tony Dungy

In the movie tie-in to the October 2015 film, Woodlawn, Tony Nathan (the central character of the film) shares his experiences as an African American running back on a mostly white team in 1970s Birmingham, Alabama. His courage and superb ability helped heal a city and propelled him to a successful football career as both a player and coach in the NFL.

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