Bible the prize in NCAA bracket contest

March 17, 2011 at 3:30 AM
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 17 (UPI) -- An Ohio church is running a March Madness basketball bracket contest with a waterproof Bible ready for "manly adventures" as the prize.

Grace Brethren Church in Columbus said players can enter NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket contest at www.thefrontieratgrace.com. Winners will receive copies of "The New Living Translation Waterproof Bible," which the church describes as "handy for camping trips or other manly adventures," The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday.

Pastor Beau Stanley said one of the church's goals is "to try to be engaged with the things that are important to men, that are of interest to men, (and) sports is a big one."

Stanley, who calls himself a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan, said his goal is to bring glory to God.

"If God found it more glorifying to him that Michigan win a football game against the Buckeyes, I would be OK with that," he said, admitting "it almost makes me choke as I say that.

"The truth is, I want God to be glorified regardless of who wins the game."

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