Tony Dungy is excellent in this devotional. Very much enjoy each discussion, really gets real and totally brings God's word to today! Would definitely recommend this book for anyone. I just ordered a book for my 19 yr old son.
This was a great daily devotional book. My husband loved it, having admired Tony's career. It's dated and each day is started with a key topic word like "Influence", or " Faith", "Family", then an opening for the topic- just a couple words, then a Bible verse, and then Tony's encouraging text, usually a few paragraphs. It ends with an "Uncommon Key" which is basically a final thought about the day's topic.
This is the perfect book for the guys in your life. Especially football lovers of course. Men like to be challenged, and this book is certainly a challenge for men to rise up with integrity and
"Dare to Be Uncommon Every Day" on every page.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge is a devotional written on the rotating themes of core, family, friends, potential, mission, influence, and faith. Since the devotions stand alone, the book can be started at any time of the year without confusion. Each devotion has a scripture and a way to apply or act on the information and a challenge to "do more for God's Kingdom."
I found the devotions powerful and I enjoyed the format. The book begins with information about how to use the book. I particularly appreciated the final paragraph that encourages the reader to keep on going and not try to catch up after missing a day, but to "spend time with God today." I believe that this will make a great addition to a year, culminating in a stronger Christian life and relationship with God.
What does it take to live a life of significance? Tony Dungy invites you to stop wondering and start pursuing an uncommon life this year. How? By spending time every day with God. This year, strengthen the core of your life and faith like never before.
Beloved Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy is known for his truly uncommon characterâ€”as a coach, a dad, and a mentor; yet it didn't happen overnight. He learned that the path to significance and ultimate success starts with a challenge that we can all take: to discover what God has in store for you by spending time with Him every day.
In The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, Tony Dungy shares 365 Scripture readings and reflections on how to live an "uncommon life" of integrity honor your family and friends, create a life of real impact, and connect with God in a deep way. Are you ready to be more than the world is calling you to be? If you're ready you can develop the beliefs, values, integrity, and faithfulness that lead to true victory in life. Step up to the challenge to spend time with Godâ€”and dare to be uncommon every day.
This inspirational devotional has daily challenges that offer something special for each day. This book has some great things to strengthen you and will help you get through the tough times and challenge you to grow in your faith.
I would recommend this book for any man in your life. I know someone who doesn't like to read and asked him for his response. He was excited and said this was the first book that meant something to him without being overwhelmed. He said it was just enough information for each day and would love to continue reading.
I received copy of this devotion from Tyndale House Publishers in their blogging program for this review.
This book is a one year devotional book by Super Bowl winning head coach Tony Dungy. It focuses on seven principles: Core, Family, Friends, Potential, Mission, Influence, and Faith. Each day of the week is devoted to one principle. Each week, the cycle repeats. Each devotional starts with a verse, has a page of personal insight from Tony Dungy, and ends with a statement to carry with you for the rest of the day.
As far as a daily devotional goes, this one is pretty good. Tony has some interesting insights and great stories to use as examples to illustrate biblical principles. The lessons taught (and hopefully learned) are excellent for the daily Christian life, and an excellent way to lead "an uncommon life".
Having said that, I would offer a brief word of caution. This book relies heavily on Tony's life for examples. Not surprising, many of his stories are sports related. That shouldn't come as a surprise, but if you are not into sports, perhaps you should find a different book. Also, I found that reading a different topic each day was a bit distracting for me. I personally would have preferred to have one topic for a week, with a seven week cycle instead of a seven day cycle. This would have allowed me to focus on one topic for a week rather than just for a day. But, this is a daily devotional and is what many people prefer.
Overall, this was a good book and one that I would recommend for those looking for a daily devotional and don't mind (or are even looking for) a sports lean.