When his dad gave him a card with seven handwritten principles and said, "Son, try to live up to this," Wooden followed them for the rest of his life. Sharing powerful stories, Williams and Denney challenge you to adopt the guidelines of basketball history's number one coach---and become the person God wants you to be. 192 pages, softcover from Revell.
When Coach John Wooden graduated from eighth grade, his father gave him a handwritten card and said, "Son, try to live up to this." On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles:
Be true to yourself
Make friendship a fine art
Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible
Make each day your masterpiece
Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live
Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day
These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness--and his goodness. Through powerful stories and pithy advice, this book shares the wisdom that made Wooden happy and successful. This inspirational and conversational book, now in trade paper, will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.
Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than forty years of professional sports experience, has written dozens of books, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida.
Jim Denney is a full-time freelance writer with more than 80 published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White In the Trenches: the Autobiography; Undefeated, with father-son Super Bowl/Rose Bowl champs Bob and Brian Griese; A Model for a Better Future with Kim Alexis; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the Magic.