While several college athletic programs have made national headlines coming under investigation for questionable practices, football coach Tommy Bowden has always led his teams with remarkable integrity on and off the field.
In Winning Character, he plots a game plan for life that will make any man successful, from fellow coaches to family leaders and individual believers in Christ. Coach Bowden says it's all in the C.A.R.D.S.
Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility, Discipline, Sacrifice
These attributes, or cards, are on every man's table. Bowden deals with each one of them here, boldly challenging readers to be consistent men of character and integrity.
With a spiritual emphasis, renowned college football coach Tommy Bowden guides men toward success in every facet of life in a discussion of character qualities that include commitment, accountability, responsibility, discipline, and sacrifice.
Lawrence Kimbrough has cowritten many books including New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare.
Tommy Bowden is part of the most storied coaching family in the history of college football and holds the record for most wins in an eleven-year tenure as head coach. He has led university teams at Clemson, Tulane, Auburn, Alabama, Kentucky, and Florida State. Bowden is now a featured analyst on The NEW College Football Show on FOX Sports South as well as an SEC and ACC analyst on Raycom Sports.
"The Bowdens are a credit to the game of college football. This is a great road map for any of us."
Mack Brown, head football coach, Texas Longhorns
"Us guys who have been involved in sports and have witnessed the Bowdens for all these years can now read the real reason for their successes both on and off the field. A must read for any guy who wants to be a better man, husband, and dad."
John Croyle, founder, Big Oak Ranch; former All-American, The University of Alabama
"Coach Bowden outlines the biblical principles that are non-negotiable in winning at life. This is an excellent study for a gathering of men sharing life together."
Darrel Billups, executive director, National Coalition of Ministry to Men
"It is no mere coincidence that the most important thing in Coach Bowdens life is NOT football. Winning Character is a championship game plan written by a kingdom man with a kingdom agenda!"
Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
"Through solid biblical examples and his own personal lessons learned from a lifetime in football, Bowden describes the essential elements needed to become a man of genuine, godly influence. I recommend it highly."
Les Steckel, president, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; veteran NFL coach