Monday, January 2, 2012
Uncommon Life by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker AND A GIVEAWAY
Tony Dungy--what a great example of Godly manliness (or should I call it manly Godliness?) My husband has followed his career and his wonderful example for years. Not only as coach of the Colts, but now as commentator at NFL games, and also as author of several previous books, Quiet Strength and Uncommon.
We heard of this book on the radio, actually, and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to review it. This book's full title is The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, and what it is is a daily devotional for men. Each day's reading has a Scripture for the day, a discussion, and "key" which gives a challenge to think and act on throughout the day. Though written by a football guy, the lessons are not all football related, as a matter of fact, I believe even a non-sports-fan would enjoy and learn much from this devotional! Different themes are covered, such as family issues, outreach/mission ideas, friends, peers, faith, and more.
There is a reading for every day of the year, though the introduction emphasizes that if you miss a day, don't worry about "catching up"--just pick up with the day you're on.
These writings are interesting, relevant, deep, Scriptural, and important for our lives today. They're not feel-good sound bites, but rather things that hit hard, say it like it is, and can/should be mulled over all day.
It's an easy thing to add into your day--they're short readings, with the Scripture printed out on the page. It would be a great addition to a devotional time or even just a great kick start for the day!
It's a great book, a reasonable price, and I will say I'm very pleased with it. I'll also say that it's not just for men! I do believe that women will enjoy using it as well.
For more info on Tony Dungy, check out this page!
Now here's the fun part! I have a certificate for a free copy of this book to give to a lucky blog reader! In order to be eligible for the giveaway, just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. On Saturday (Jan. 7) I'll pick a winner and notify you! If for some reason I haven't heard back from the winner within 3 or 4 days I may have to pick another winner, but hopefully that won't happen :)
A couple other sites of interest to the reader are Dungy's website (www.coachdungy.com) as well as the Tyndale website (www.Tyndale.com) on which you can find a variety of wonderful books published by Tyndale.
I was given a copy of this book for review purposes by the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. (I just really loved it!!)