Seven days in Utopia: Golf's Sacred Journey   -     By: David L. Cook Ph.D.
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Seven days in Utopia: Golf's Sacred Journey

Zondervan / 2011 / Paperback

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You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life. Seven Days in Utopia is a story about a "chance" meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. As the story unfolds, we-along with the pro-learn lessons about golf and life that we never expected to learn in places we never expected to learn them. Many have picked up Seven Days in Utopia looking for the secret to a better game but instead found the secret to a meaningful life.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780310335498
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Publisher's Description

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black This book is about influence and inspiration and a deeper, more profound way of looking at life. The story is based on thousands of athletes who author and performance psychologist Dr. David Cook has counseled, and the great mentors and teachers from whom he has learned. Told through the lives of two characters—an eccentric rancher with a passion for teaching truth, and a young golf professional at the end of his rope looking to escape the pressures of the game—they represent each one of us in our various stages of growth. And through them we are reminded that, in life, we must be willing to coach and be coached. Life is never the same once you’ve been to Utopia. “Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You’ll be glad you did. Golf’s Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.” —Zig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling author “This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.” —David Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World Champion

Author Bio

Author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mental training coach are the roles Dr. David L. Cook has assumed over the past two decades. His clients have included NBA World Champions, National Collegiate Champions, PGA Tour Champions, Olympians, and many Fortune 500 companies. His articles have been featured in Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated, and Golf Tips. David is Chairman of the Board of Utopia Films and served as executive producer for the Seven Days in Utopia motion picture. He is a Baylor University graduate and received a PhD in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Karen have been married for over 29 years, have two daughters, and live in Fredericksburg, Texas.

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    Simply and profoundly amazing
    October 8, 2011
    Abbie
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    Let me start off by saying I am not a golf fan...In fact I am not a sports fan at all. I actually chose this book for review with my husband in mind. So when I received it I let him read it first. It had been some time since my husband had picked up a piece of fiction to read. Over and over he told me that I needed to pick up the book and read it. So when he finished it that is just what I did.

    Amazing!! Absolutely amazing!! I was blown away. This is one of the best books that I have ever read - honestly. I think my facebook page was over loaded with quotes as I read it. In fact one of my friends posted: "I see your reading a new book". I could not help but pass along the nuggets of wisdom woven throughout this book!

    At one point Johnny asks, "Is it tradition you seek, or truth? Is it excellence, or acceptance? These are the questions of greatness. These are the questions that must be answered if a man is going to lead a revolution." On the face of the statement and in context with the book the reader may think this simply applies to golf - However, upon deeper contemplation and the fact that Johnny's faith is silently woven, like a scarlet thread, throughout his golf instruction - the reader discovers the depth of the statement. In fact - these are the very questions all Christians need to ask themselves. And if it is truth and excellence we seek then we must be prepared to be different.

    I will say this story ends with the most powerful presentations of the gospel that I have ever read in a fictional work! I cried my eyes out and even suggested to my husband that we ought to have a cemetery of lies near our church. A physical reminder that we are dead to the old life and risen to a new life in Christ. Absolutely stunning!! Seriously makes you think.

    This is a must read!! Don't just settle for the movie, though I have heard it was great - and I am anxious to see it. If you only see the movie you may miss some of the things that this author was trying to get across that won't come through in the movie. Plus there is something about the written word that soaks into a persons self and causes one to look more closely, to contemplate the truths upon the page.

    Thank you Zondervan for this review copy!!
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