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Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity Paperback – May 8, 2012
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About the Author
Timothy Dalrymple is Director of Content for Patheos.com. He earned his bachelor's degree at Stanford University, a M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. A former elite gymnast whose career ended when he broke his neck in warm-ups for a competition, Dr. Dalrymple has written and spoken broadly on faith and sports issues. His interviews with Jeremy Lin over the past two years, followed the basketball phenomenon even before his emergence on the world stage.
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In this book, Dalrymple makes several good points. First, Dalrymple argues that Jeremy Lin succeeded on the basketball court precisely because of his Chinese heritage, rather than despite his Chinese background, for his family instilled Jeremy with the values of hard work and working for the good of the group. Likewise, Dalrymple argues that Jeremy Lin's Christian faith made him a better player because it gave him a greater purpose in his career, and because it taught Jeremy the crucial lesson of humility, which makes him a far more compelling player than other athletes who live only to promote their own glory.
I and my Singaporean wife have adopted a Chinese boy, and I would be glad to hold up Jeremy Lin as a model for him to admire and emulate as he grows up. I would likewise recommend this book to those who wish to read about a player whose character makes him eminently admirable.
As I read the book, I also began to anaylize how I view people who are not just like me. It reminded me how important it is to "walk a mile in someone else's moccasins" before coming to a conclusion. Otherwise, it might very well be the wrong conclusion.
I'm now following Jeremy on Twitter. And I will be looking forward to seeing how he does in the upcoming NBA season. I can't say I'm now a Knicks fan, but I will certainly be excited to see how Lin plays!
Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity