Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway! :: The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker

Are you feeling a little blue? Post-Christmas malaise settling in? Are you thinking that there will be no more gifts for a year and you're a bummed about that?

Well, then I've got great news!

The fine folks at Tyndale House Publishers will be giving one of my blog readers a copy of Tony Dungy's latest book, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.

**If you don't know who Tony Dungy is then you are obviously not a football fan. And that's OK. But you should definitely click on the link above and check him out. He's a Super Bowl winning coach with a passion for God.**

The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge focuses on seven themes: Core, Family, Friends, Potential, Mission, Influence, and Faith. The devotions rotate through each of the seven themes and each devotion stands on its own.

Each day's reading begins with a passage of Scripture. Not just the reference, but the entire verse or verses, already printed on the page. I love that!

The devotion that follows ties to the verse and the theme for the day, usually with a story from either family or athletic life. Each day concludes with an Uncommon Key - a brief take away or action point based on the day's reading.

I found the devotions to be straightforward and easy to read. The devotional is geared toward men (and I think that's great!) but I found the readings to be quite applicable to me as a mom as well.

While I like the book, I like the purpose behind the book even more. Coach Dungy is challenging men - and women - to live Uncommon lives and the key to beginning that process is to spend time with God. EVERY DAY.

Check out this video from Coach Dungy as he describes the One Year Uncommon Life DAILY challenge. It's only two minutes long and well worth it.

To enter to win your free copy, just leave a comment (include your first name and last initial). I'd love to know if you're a football fan and would keep the book for yourself, or who you plan to give it to if you win! The contest is open through Friday, January 6th.

My regular blogging schedule will resume on Monday, January 2nd. I hope you've had a blessed holiday season!

The super fine print: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Marcia Chadwick Moston said...

Well, confessions first--I am not a football fan--at least not since about a hundred years ago when I broke up with my first high school football player boyfriend...nevertheless I am married to a football fan (Patriots unless they're playing against Tebow). I love to see public figures declare their faith and set examples for others. I've been eying this book for my husband--thanks for the review.

Julie P. said...

I do love football, but I would share this book with my husband to encourage him in his daily walk with Christ in 2012.

Julie P.

Susie said...

I am most definitely a football fan!,especially of the perennial losers, Detroit Lions. Maybe this book would help me to be as excited about the things of God as I am when my team is winning. Tony Dungy has always been a class act and I would love to have a copy of his book.

Giant Sis said...

I respect Tony Dungy a ton - and have since his days coaching in Tampa. He is truly a godly man and a wonderful example! I would love to go through this devotional with my husband. We are both looking to connect more with God and each other - and I know this is a book that would help us do just that! Plus, with our love of football, I know we'd both enjoy this!
Liz N.
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

Lynn Huggins Blackburn said...

Congratulations to Liz! You won!