"I have yet to hear God's audible voice, although I have often felt led by God in more subtle ways." This whole book is filled with inspiring quotes and every chapter starts with either a bible verse or a quote. Throughout this whole book it is about Tony Dungys' life and how he brings God into everything that happened, good or bad. Every event that happens in his life, he always makes sure to thank God for the opportunity to be living such a great life. This book is very influential because of the amount of detail that Tony puts into each thing that happened in his life and how it impacted him as a person. Between the struggles and success that he faced throughout his life, he never lost sight of what his true goals were. This book can be read by the whole family. Even if youre not a football fan, this book is very influential and shows how to be thankful for everything. When Tony says, Let go. Let God it is showing how that impacted his life and giving God the power, will lead you to the right direction.
"Things will go wrong at times. You can't always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better." Just this quote alone is so informative and influential. Now imagine a whole book full of life-long advice like this. Well you're lucky, because this book is exactly what you're looking for and I promise you won't be disappointed when you dig in.
This book is about Tony Dungys' life as a former professional football player and eventually the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Super Bowl Champ with the Indianapolis Colts. It is an amazing story as he explains how life can be difficult to keep your eyes on God while walking through your life journey. Another quote Tony Dungy stated, "I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn't always mean equal." Not falling into the requirements of sports, and keeping a strong connection with his family while gaining respect from everyone in his life was very important to him as he explains throughout this book. On a less serious note, Dungy has many comical stories, for example, how he and his wife, Lauren, met and dated then eventually got married. So if you like a little humor, you will not be let down.
Quiet Strength is absolutely amazing in every single way. It is such an influential book to not only Christians, but also anyone in the world who would like to live a Christ-centered life. It is a book that can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether you are sport lovers or not. The moral of Dungy's book is when you follow and trust God, you will be satisfied and not let down in the long run.
First off, I am not a football fan. I watch it only because I have two people in my life who do love football. The only time I even showed any interest in football was when I lived in the Tampa Bay area. I remember when Tony Dungy took over as their head coach, and I remember how impressed I was and how the team changed. I was horrified when he was fired, and then we he became the Colts coach, I was somewhat interested. I remember how my heart broke when I heard of his son's suicide. The constant for me with Tony Dungy was that he is a Christian, and he never yelled at the officials and the players like the other coaches did.
I was not looking forward to reading this book because I figured it would be filled with football stuff. I was pleasantly surprised as I read the story of Dungy's life, and on almost every page, his faith showed forth in a very simple manner. I was so inspired, and more than once he almost had me in tears. To have the faith that he demonstrated throughout the book! Goodness, he puts me to shame! He gave all glory to God for everything, and he learned to trust Him in all things.
Indeed, this is the best Christian book I have read in ages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to deepen their walk with the Lord. It is autobiographical, but it is first and foremost a book of faith in God.
I already had a lot of respect for Tony Dungy, but this book brought it to a whole new level. He is a man who walks the walk. This book was very inspiring and fills you with belief and hope and makes you want to be a better person and truly "Let go, Let God" I have several people waiting in line for a turn to read the book!