In September , Dave King is a tenth grader at Eastridge High in Des Moines, Iowa The youngest of nine children, Dave feels isolated from family members and classmates But his life changes dramatically during the school year after he becomes a Christian and an unlikely sports hero at Eastridge Possessing a strong faith and natural athletic ability, Dave overcomes numerous trials in high school and college to attain national prominence as a quarterback But rising to such heights creates challenges and temptations that severely test his spiritual commitment Pursuing a political career after his playing days are over, Dave s fame and prestige continue to increase His personal failures, however, bring consequences that threaten to destroy his family, his career, and even his once unshakeable faith Based on events in the life of King David, The All American King tells a story of victory and defeat, character and ambition, and sin and redemption The writer does a wonderful job of depicting what King David might have been like inmodern times and weaving Biblical themes into a recent day format He has a thorough understanding of football and baseball and the temperaments of the participants and coaches, along with some of their colorful language The in depth relationships of family life make it realistic too It s not a one day thriller, but worth reading.