Coach Austin McBeth’s newly released “The Sweet Sixteen” profoundly guides coaches and leaders toward mentorship through the Biblical standard of love

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“The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership” from Christian Faith Publishing author Austin McBeth is an in-depth book that discusses the life-long impact that leadership from a standard of Godly love can have. McBeth uses his experience as a basketball coach to show the powerful influence that comes with every position of leadership.

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“The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership”: a well-written book that delves into the need for leaders of any kind to properly mentor those under their authority with love and positivity. McBeth uses examples related to sports that translate to all aspects of mentorship. “The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership” is the creation of published author Austin McBeth, former Iowa State Cyclone basketball and football player, and now NCAA Division II basketball coach.

McBeth shares, “‘With the increase in the popularity of sports, young men and women are learning a great deal about love and authority from coaches in today’s culture. The impact that coaches at every level are leaving on their athletes is greater than it’s ever been.

“McBeth’s purpose in writing ‘The Sweet Sixteen’ is to start the conversation about the abusive atmosphere coaches have created by looking at what the Bible says about love. In 1 Corinthians 13:4–8, it talks about sixteen characteristics of love that McBeth breaks down to shine a light on the increasing misuse of such a powerful word and how coaches can begin to love their players in a way that will leave an impact long after their playing career has ended: “Love is patient, kind, does not envy; it does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil; love rejoices in the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres; love never fails.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Austin McBeth’s new book is a potent tool that inspires coaches, educators, and parents to be the best instructors for the younger generation by practicing love and remembering its biblical significance.

This book also focuses on the idea of healthy reinforcement that is grounded in respect and compassion.

View the synopsis of “The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Sweet Sixteen: A Coach’s Guide to Leadership,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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