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Heir to a Dream

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Heir to a Dream follows the life of Pete Maravich after his retirement from the NBA in 1980 when he was still a top scorer. His faith experience several years later--which literally turned his life around--is chronicled. 8-page photograph insert.
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 1st 1987)
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Kevin Mackey
I read this book in 8th grade. It was inspiring and transformational. It taught me about focus, dedication, and work ethic. It taught me that success in sports does not make a complete person. More than anything, Heir to a Dream taught me how to find joy in and through hard work, not just joy in its fruits.
Samuel Barlow
Pistol Pete's lifehood story is inspiring but sad at the same time. All Pete knew was basketball and he figured out that couldn't solve all his problems.
James Korsmo
This little book is an autobiography (with some help) by one of college basketball's greatest players ever. Pistol Pete Maravich helped to transform the game into today's fast-paced run-and-gun style, and beyond his playmaking abilities, he was an almost unparalleled shooter. His college points records still stand. He averaged over 44 points per game in his college career, and the next closest player is still only at 34 points per game. That's domination.



But this book is about so much more than
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Joanne G.
Teen Pistol Pete, with his shaggy hair and his floppy socks, made me a fan of basketball in the '60s. He set records back then that still haven't been broken. Heir to a Dream is an interesting look at a man perfecting a basketball legacy while he struggles with his personal life; Pete was flawless on the court while his personal life was anything but. RIP, Pistol Pete.
Allison
All I knew of Pistol Pete was that he was a great basketball player with a lot of determination to be the best he could be. I never knew just how much he struggled through life and this book was definitely an eye opening to those struggles. I now live in the city he called home after his NBA career ended. I pass a sign for Pistol Pete Enterprises every day and can't help but look at it every time. It says those 3 words and has a picture of his famous droopy socks & basketball shoes with a ba ...more
Brooklyn Schauer
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Tom Denley
Very Inspiring Story of Christian, Pistol Pete Maravich!
Gary Potratz
Wow. What a story. A bit sad but you can't change history.

It really shows how someone with little talent can become somebody by their hard work and passion for their sport.

It also detailed his remarkable conversion to Christ and how he sought to share that outside of basketball.
John
What a fantastic individual! This book is an inspiration. Pete show not only how to win at the game of basketball--but how to win the "game" of life!

Pete was blessed having a highly motivating and caring dad, then he took what his dad passed along to him, and took it to another dimension.
Jay Pope
Read it seven times in high school. Continues to inspire and haunt in equal measure.
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