The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game   -     By: Michael Lewis
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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

W W Norton / 2007 / Paperback

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One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side. This paperback edition contains a brand-new 2007 afterword.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: W W Norton
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.3 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780393330472
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Its not a jock book. Its not a sociology book. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good.

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  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    April 27, 2010
    Jan
    Certainly this is a book about football. As a Christian, I was very let down by the lack of evidence of Christ within this book. I was let down as this book and movie have been marketed as Christian and short of mentioning the name of the Christian school, the church the family attended and a couple of other slight mentions of something related to religion, I saw absolutely no praise, honor or thanks given to God. There was no reflection of Christ's goodness mentioned or shown. I was disturbed that Mr. Tuohy would "go looking for a loophole to exploit". That verbage alone is contrary to Christianity. The foul language was un-necessary. I wholeheartedly admire what the Tuohy family did for this young man. But to label this as a Christian book is a gross distortion.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    February 3, 2010
    Amy Price
    I enjoyed the movie much more than the book. I was wanting to know more about Michael Oher's life than about other football players.
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