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 ( as well as the Tyndale website ( 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!!)


  1. Hi Sheila,
    This book sounds like a good one for my son-in-law! Thanks for the review! I did signup as a follower and . . . you could follow mine too!

    Thanks Sheila!

  2. Hi Sheila-
    Looks like a great book- thanks for the review and the chance to win- would love to give this to my hubby!

  3. Tony Dungy was a fabulous Coach for the Colts, and is agreat commentator for the NFL and a wonderful man. We here at home have followed him and his career for a long time now.. Thanks for the review Sheila it sounds just like a book we would like to read. I have signed up as a follower and you are welcome to follow my blog as well.(Which is due for a much needed update)

    Farmgirl Hugs,

  4. Sounds very interesting. I find a good devotional book that my husband would be willing to read hard to come by but this one could be the one. Mr. Dungy's life alone would be interesting but a devotional coming out of those experiences would be a great read.

  5. That sounds like a great book! I don't really have any "men" in my life that are into devotionals (many more women), but it sounds interesting :). Thanks for letting us know about this.

    PS - I'm 22angel on MJF...

  6. Sounds like a book I might actually get DH to read! Short devotionals are always a positive way to start the day.

  7. Tony Dungy is one of the people I respect most! I would love to go through this devotional with my husband!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom
    (new GFC follower!)

  8. Well, I used and they gave me number 3 comment, which would be Deb (Blessed in Colorado) Enjoy the book Deb!!