Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tyndale Book Club

In a book club?

Like to read?

Like to read books?

Then you might be interested in this contest:


To enter the giveaway you just need to visit the contest page and click on the book you’d like to sign up to win. You can even go back and sign up for both books. Each day is a new giveaway so you can return to the site each day and try to win. Every few days the books change, so check back!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Life Promises for Success

A Review

Life Promises for Success:
promises from God on achieving your best


Jim Tressel
Head Football Coach
Ohio State

My review is best summed up in the comment I made to my wife earlier this week:

“I really would like this book for Father's Day, except for one problem.”
“What's that”, she asked.
“I already own it.”

This small, daily devotional would make the perfect Father's Day gift for the dad or husband that enjoys football or sports in general and wants a better understanding on the meaning of “success” in the life of a believer. It would be just as appealing to the sports minded mom or any person that is trying to discover where “success” fits into the his or her life – interested in sports or not.

The author has done a superb job of combining scriptural nuggets, anecdotes, quotations, and good advice into a readable, pocket sized, daily devotional. Though written by the coach of a Division I football powerhouse, the book is not a sports book. Anecdotes and quotations are borrowed from all walks of life – literature, politics, the sciences, and sports. Though not common in a daily devotional, my lack of familiarity with many of the individual quoted, an occasional photograph highlighting the individuals in their normal setting, whether in the office or on the football field, would have added some context to the stories and quotations.

Whether a sports fan or a casual fan, the book will help prepare the reader for the game of life wherever it must be played.

This review is based on a free copy of the book provided by the Tyndale Blog Network.