That's Why I'm Here : the Chris & Stefanie Spielman Story

That's Why I'm Here : the Chris & Stefanie Spielman Story

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Chris Spielman was a high school and Ohio State football legend and a four-time Pro Bowl NFL linebacker, but he didn't tackle his toughest opponent until his professional playing career was almost over. In 1998, his wife, Stefanie, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and so began a 12-year journey that brought joy and suffering to the Spielmans, as well as hope and inspiration to thousands of others. In That's Why I'm Here, Spielman traces his storied career, recalls his courtship of Stefanie Belcher, cherishes the growth of their four children, and invokes the deep spiritual faith that gave their family wisdom and comfort in times of struggle. Though there are plenty of on-the-field tales in the book, it's not just for football fans. It's for people whose lives have been touched by cancer, for people whose own faith has wavered, for people who want to meet a woman of tremendous beauty, grace, and strength. Though Stefanie passed away on November 19, 2009, her memory and inspiration live on. With laughter and tears, joy and heartbreak, this book shows how the spirits of our lived ones touched by cancer are still here.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2012.
ISBN: 9780310336143
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hooley, Bruce
Alternative Title: That is why I am here


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Zimmermanmm Nov 15, 2012

Wonderful book! Very emotional read but lots of lessons to be learned. Highly recommend!

MarL53 Oct 13, 2012

WOW!!! What a book!! If you are a Ohio State fan of Spielman this is a must read! If you know anyone that has been touched by this horrible disease-must read!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

To Top