Facing public criticism, peer hostility, and widespread disapproval, would you compromise your principles to blend in with the crowd, or would you stand for what you believe? On July 31, 2020, the Orlando Magic starting forward Jonathan Isaac was the lone NBA player not to kneel for the national anthem amid a league-wide demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter. Standing alone, knowing the scrutiny to come, Jonathan had a peace he at one time never could have imagined possible. In Why I Stand, Jonathan shares the journey of how—through a series of divine connections and a willingness to follow Christ—his fear and insecurity-driven life was transformed into one of confidence and purpose...
Publisher: DW Books (17 May 2022) Pages: 256 pages ISBN-10: 1956007067 ISBN-13: 978-1956007060 ASIN: B09SJ4SNPX
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Jonathan Judah Isaac is a professional NBA basketball player for the Orlando Magic. Isaac became the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after an impressive season playing for the Florida State Seminoles. While his career stats are impressive, his undeniable heart for God sets him apart. He is a minister at J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church under Lead Pastor Dr. Durone Hepburn. Jonathan speaks nationally on topics of God’s love and faithfulness, and Christian unity. Isaac is involved with charity work and continually gives to causes like Project Life Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps to celebrate and protect culture and community globally. Jonathan can also be seen weekly on his show “Judah Nation” on JGNtv.org and on the JGNtv app.