Monday, January 23, 2012

Uncommon Life Book Review

"The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge" is a great way to start your day!  Written by a classic man, who has numerous accolades from all his successes and is a solid believer in Christ Jesus.  Mr. Dungy gives his readers a small dose each day of a scripture plus his own personal insights from that verse.  Throughout the week each day is broken into seven themes:  core, family, friends, potential, mission, influence, and faith.  Core has to do with your integrity and the others are pretty self explanatory.  In the introduction it reads, "The goal is not only to engage your mind, but to also challenge your heart."  This is done with a challenge at the end of each devotional called an, "uncommon key." 

I have enjoyed reading this book each morning because it is simple, not hard theological truths, just everyday manhood stuff.  I can read one day in about 2 - 3 minutes, but to really gain from these insights one must use the "uncommon key" at the end to really engage one's life.  This has been beneficial and is "the key" to really growing from Mr. Dungy's insight.  My only complaint would be the opposite side of the coin that I just mentioned.  The coin being the devotionals simplicity, one side being its simple truths, the other side of the coin being that some of the scriptures are not given their full theological depth.  Some verses that have huge doctrinal truths behind them are treated in a simple proverbial form.  

This would not stop me from recommending this book.  It truly is a good book and deserving of any man's time.  With father's day coming up in the not to distant future this would be a great book to give as a gift.

In fact Tyndale House Publishers, who provided this book to me for free in exchange for my review, has also provided a gift certificate for someone of my choice to give to.  I only ask that you respond to this post with a comment why you would like a free copy of "Uncommon Life" book.  Even if for yourself or as a gift for someone else. 

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