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  • Vertical Leap: How Jesus found New York City Basketball Legend Bill Rieser

Vertical Leap: How Jesus found New York City Basketball Legend Bill Rieser

  • Bill Rieser

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One of the greatest high school basketball players to ever play in New York City, there was no way Bill Rieser wasn't going to make it in the NBA. He could do things on a basketball court no one else could. But after a serious knee injury and clashes with his college coach derailed his career, Bill descended into a self-destructive lifestyle of drinking, drug abuse, and womanizing. He was going to be just another washed-up playground legend--until he encountered Jesus Christ and became something far more.

Once known for his 44-inch leap, Rieser is still looking up these days and his vertical leap goes higher than he could ever have imagined. So if you're looking for something that will get you to that new level of trust and closeness with God you're yearning for, this book is your ticket! Bill's infectious faith will change the way you view God, His power, His Word, and prayer.


"If you're a fan of the shallow, fawning dreck that is 'typical' Christian sportswriting, stay far, far away from this book. This thing is the real deal - rough, gritty, honest and full of the glorious redemptive grace of Jesus Christ. In honestly sharing what he's been through and put others through, Bill truly gives God the glory...and as Pete Axthelm proved in 'The City Game,' there's pretty much nothing cooler than streetball in New York City." - Ted Kluck, author of "Facing Tyson: Fifteen Fighters, Fifteen Stories"; "Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, An Ex-Con, and An Unlikely Friendship"; and "The Reason for Sports" 


I knew Bill Rieser as "White Jesus" on the Basketball courts of New York City but it's our frienship and shared Chrisitan brotherhood are what I'm eternally grateful for. His story is real and it will help those you know the key to really having a great vertical leap. Keep looking up and God bless!!!

Tim Maloney
Director of Basketball Operations, Baylor University

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-8693-6
Publish Date: September 2012
Format: eBook