I bought this as a gift for my husband. We both read it within a week and had so many great laughs! I then sent it to my brother who is serving overseas to give him some encouragement and he enjoyed every page in it as well :) There were many "chuck norris facts" I had never heard of. I also enjoyed that he included life stories and encouragement within the book
UBR--"Ultimate Bathroom Reading" It was recommended to me by a friend to put on my toilet Chuck's new "Official Chuck Norris Fact Book" and watch what happens. Every guest I have over is laughing from the bathroom. No joke! Every toilet in America needs one on it. Especially with all the "Faith" entries, starting with #11, it is a great seeker-sensitive evangelistic tool too! Awesome caricature drawings too in each of the 101 entries.
I admit that I purchased the book to laugh and to get a little relief to some stressful situations in my life. It worked! I was really surprised how I was encouraged and inspired as I read it, which was totally unexpected. What I shortly discovered was a book that was medicine to my mind, body and soul. I picked something else up as I was reading through it, then went back and confirmed it. Tyndale did a great job incorporating a spiritual dimension through sections on "Faith" that build one upon another from Chuck's Creator to his confessions and creeds, a clear unfolding apologetic that just deepens progressively to #101. Observe the unfolding faith from #11, #35, #44, #54, #64, #72, #79, #83, #90, and #101. I couldn't help but think how this would make a good gift for those I know who aren't spiritual or too reluctant to read more "obvious" spiritual books. I highly recommend this book.
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book is a fun book, but it also gives a great deal of insight into the man behind the fact phenomenon. Each of the 101 Chuck Norris Facts in the book is supplemented by a true story from Chuck Norris himself. After that bit of trivia is a quote pertaining to the story, and the end of each entry gives the corresponding core value from Chucks Code--Norris five core values he lives by: Freedom, Family, Fitness, Faith, and Fight--and a sentence or two that goes with it.Throughout the book, Norris offers opinions and trivia on everything from his movie career to his family to nutrition. The reader comes away with a greater understanding of Norris deep-seated Christianity, his patriotism, his support of the military, and his belief that people must work not only to improve themselves but the world around them as well.The humor in this book had me laughing many times, but Norris also touched on some topics that hit home and made me see things I could improve in my own life. I was particularly impressed with his openness about his failures as well as his successes. His belief that everyone has the opportunity to change their corner of the world is inspiring, especially since the stories in this book show how one person can make a huge difference in the lives of countless people. The many reminders that God sees each of us as His own special creation and has a plan for each and every one of us are uplifting. I highly recommend The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book for anyone looking for a book that leaves the reader with hope for a better world and a better relationship with God and family.I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Tyndale Blog Network.