Monday, June 06, 2011
Uncommon... a Tyndale review
It's no secret that I love football... especially the National Football League. Even in the midst of a HUGE labor dispute and the very good probability that there will not be a season opener at the beginning of September, I still love NFL football... the Indianapolis Colts... and this man... former Indy coach Tony Dungy.
Tony Dungy is a man who chooses to be different. He chooses to be a man of honesty, integrity and morality. He chooses to talk about those things. He chooses to be Uncommon. And, in choosing to be uncommon, Coach Dungy encourages others to live an uncommon life.
Uncommon... finding your path to significance is more than a how-to-live-a-great-life book. It's more than a coach's memoir. This book is even more than a great read.
Instead, Tony Dungy honestly deals with the struggles and pitfalls of life. He shares real life examples of victory and defeat... joy and sorrow... life and death. He neither minces words nor sugar coats tough issues but with patience, humor and wisdom, he tackles life choices that face all of us. Throughout its pages, Coach Dungy writes this book in the spirit of Apostle Paul who said, "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ." (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV)
Tyndale House Publishers has just released an update edition of Uncommon for $14.99. The update version includes a bonus chapter on the "Dare to Be Uncommon" movement that is sweeping schools across the nation as well as updated information on Coach Dungy since his retirement from the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
Though written primarily for men, I thoroughly enjoyed Coach Dungy's no-nonsense approach and sage words of wisdom in Uncommon.
...and, as of today, my 14 year old son's summer reading list just got one book longer.
**disclaimer... I reviewed this book as part of my affiliation with Tyndale Summer Reading Program. I received no other compensation.