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Monday, January 16, 2012

Book "The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge" by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker

About the Book: Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from the #1 New York Times bestselling author on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. This year, step up to the challenge—and dare to be uncommon every day.

About the Authors:
Tony Dungy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years.
Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL.
Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association.
He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of seven children.
Nathan Whitaker is an attorney who lives in Florida with his wife and two daughters. He played two sports at Duke University, and holds postgraduate degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Florida. Prior to writing, Nathan worked in a variety of positions, including in football administration for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for a large church in Tampa, for a large law firm in North Carolina, and a federal judge in Jacksonville. His firm currently represents NFL and college coaches. Learn more about Nathan at www.nathanwhitaker.com or www.sixseeds.tv.

My Review: I always feared when my Miami Dolphins had to play against any of the NFL teams coached by Mr. Tony Dungy, because I knew that they were always a fierce team to beat, playing always at their limit, with a focused mind to do their best. Now I understand why. In this wonderfully written book, Mr. Dungy tell us all about his principles and his relationship with God. Now I admire him even more, not only as a coach, but as a christian fellow. This book is a devotional, with 365 reflections over the Scriptures, where Mr. Dungy goes over his experience dealing with young athletes and how he oriented them to achieve excellence based on the Word of God, as well as his experience in his professional career in different situations. Topics are split in seven major categories: Core, Family, Friends, Potential, Mission, Influence and Faith, each one repeating every seven days. Some reflections are really powerful, like the one called "You Are a Person of Influence", that touched me deeply.
This is a must have book in the permanent library of any serious Christian person who wants to live an uncommon life and make a difference.

This book was written by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker and was published by Tyndale House Publishers in September 2011 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program.

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