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Featuring books and articles pertinent to integrating our faith with our discipline, papers presented at past conferences, and other materials submitted by our membership that may be helpful to other members.

CSKLS Publications

Byl, John & Visker, Tom. (eds.). (1999). Physical education, sports and wellness: Looking to God as we look at ourselves. Souix Center, IA: Dordt College Press. Papers presented at the 1994-1998 CSKLS conferences.

Heintzman, Paul; Van Andel, Glen and Visker, Tom (eds.). (2006). Christianity and leisure: Issues in a pluralistic society. (Revised Edition). Souix Center, IA: Dordt College Press. Papers delivered at the first four CSKLS conferences. Purchase | Purchase on

Heintzman, Paul and Van Andel, Glen (eds.). (2017). Christianity and Leisure: Issues for the Twenty-First Century, Volume II. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press. Papers delivered at several CSKLS conferences. Purchase | Purchase on

Publications by CSKLS Members

Byl, John; Baldauf, Herwig; Doyle, Pat and Raithby, Andy. (2007). Chicken and noodle games: 141 fun activities with innovative equipment. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. An awesome book of amazing games drawn from the best games from a series of books CIRA Ontario produced–great for physical education classes, intramural times, summer camps, or recreational settings. Purchase on

Hill, Dickie. (2005). Walking with God: Physically and spiritually. Abilene,TX: Coach Book Co. Written to help readers improve their levels of physical and spiritual fitness. Walking for fitness is used as an analogy to walking daily with God for a deeper and stronger relationship with Him. Excellent help and insights are provided to ensure walking and time with the Lord are done well to provide the optimum benefits. Purchase on

McCown, Lowrie & Gin, Valerie. (2003). Focus on sport in ministry. Marietta, GA: 360Sports. Available through From the back cover: “Focus on Sport in Ministry will expand and clarify your thinking about the role of sport in ministry from a traditional/historical context and cast a vision for future opportunities and development. The authors offer a unique perspective on how to effectively minister to the people of sport through a relationship-based, sport-value approach.” Purchase on

Walters, Peter & Byl, John. (2008). Christian paths to health and wellness. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. This textbook grew out of several years of thinking and shaping various approaches to engaging Christian scholars teaching health and wellness in contributing to the writing of a textbook on health and wellness from a Christian faith integration perspective. Members of CSKLS and its board strongly supported this initiative providing workshop time at several conferences and assisting in networking necessary to allow this text to be written with critical input from the membership. Furthermore, the two authors contributed essential writing skills, up-to-date empirical understanding of the current student population they were addressing, and cutting edge knowledge of health and wellness while bringing these together from a faith integrative perspective.  Purchase | Purchase on Amazon

Hoffman, Shirl. (2010). Good game: Christianity and the culture of sports. Waco, TX. Baylor University Press. From the back cover: “Remarkable in its scope, ranging from early Roman Imperial games to contemporary athletic contests of every kind, this volume provides a powerful examination of the relationship between sports and Christianity. Purchase on Amazon

Jacobs, W. (2015). The Strong Temple: A Man’s guide to developing spiritual and physical health. Westbow Press. Purchase on Amazon

Ventura, J.D. (2018). In Him we Move: Faith Reflections in Biomechanics. Read Online