Monday, January 9, 2012
Author: Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker
Reason for Reading: Coach Tony Dungy has been an inspiration to me, not only as the former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, but as a leader and mentor promoting responsible living and the importance of fatherhood since his retirement.
Summary: The book is a devotional with 365 readings, one for each day of the year. The readings are assigned by date, but not day of the week, so they can be used for any year. Also, if you are taking the Uncommon Life Daily Challenge with an accountability partner, you will always be reading the same item each day.
Each reading includes a bible verse, a story and commentary by the authors, and a challenge for how to practice the principles of an uncommon life that day. Within each week, there is one reading on each of seven relevant topics to the uncommon life: core, family, friends, potential, mission, influence, and faith.
Review: I very much like this devotional. It is very easy to read, with just one page per day, but provides valuable content each day. I enjoyed how the topic rotate through the seven overall themes each week, emphasizing how important keeping a balanced outlook on life is. And, each challenge for that day is small enough to encourage the reader to try it, but described with enough vision to see how all those small changes add up over time.
If you are looking for a devotional that you’ll look forward to picking up every day, I would recommend The One Year Uncommon Life Challenge.
Giveaway: I have a certificate for a complementary copy of The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge to give away to one reader of my blog. Please leave a comment on this post about what is something that you find common among successful people that is uncommon among the unsuccessful. I will select a winner and request their contact information.