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Book give-away—A one-year devotional

Update, 1/7/12

Congratulations to Stephani!
You won the free book!

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The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony DungyI have a free copy to give away of Tony Dungy’s The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.

If you’re interested, leave a comment below.
I’ll draw a winner Saturday.
Contest now closed.

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     No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

     “Press on, move ahead. Forget what is behind—whether it’s good or bad, whether anything made any sense at all, yesterday is done and gone. That was one of the things I always tried to impress upon my teams. No matter what happened on Sunday—even if it was a devastating, last-second loss—by Monday night they had to let it go. Focusing on last week’s game would not help them prepare for the next one. …”

     Uncommon Key: Release your past by giving it to Him, and press on to reach the heavenly prize of being in His presence forever.

It’s a one-a-day devotional, one page each. It’s scripture. It’s stories from football coach Tony Dungy.

I started reading this last month. I’ve since decided to continue with it for 365 days. The devotionals are dated, but you can start in at any point.

I’ve also committed to the One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge. Regardless of when you start, you can jump in with the community also reading on that day.

If you miss a day, you’re encouraged to not sweat it. Just pick up on the current day so you can stay with the group and benefit from the encouragement of being on the same page.

I haven’t read Tony Dungy’s Uncommon, but I did read his Quiet Strength after his Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl. I was inspired by his faith and his character then. I’m glad to find it anew now on the pages of this devotional.

The book is organized into seven themes, one for each day of the week.

  • Core
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Potential
  • Mission
  • Influence
  • Faith

You don’t have to be a football fan (although I am) to enjoy the stories. Tony has a way of connecting his real life with his uncommon faith in a natural way that all can appreciate.

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Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy
and for the copy to give away.

Arghh...Just noticed previous comments left prior to 3:30 p.m. on 1/3/12 disappeared.

Thankfully I kept ALL the comments in a separate file. So consider yourself still entered in the drawing even if you don’t see your comment below.


Nancy said...

I've seen One of his books in the store but haven't picked it up, thinking it was just about football. Thanks for the post. It's made me interested. Please enter me in the drawing!

Susannah {Seven Sisters} said...

Enter me please!

Lisa notes... said...

Sorry about the comments deleted from earlier today (I don't know whether to blame Blogger or IntenseDebate!)

Already entered from earlier today:

* Dawn

* Mary

* Lori

* Pastor Dave

Unknown said...

Please enter me for the drawing. I would love a chance to read his book. :)

Many blessings!

Lisa notes... said...

And you down too. I've thought of some men who I think would benefit from it too. But a football player? Definitely. :-)

Stephani Cochran said...

I'd like to be in the drawing! Thanks Lisa!

floyd said...

I read Quiet Strength, it was fabulous. The man has had setbacks, but still stands up for God. Gotta love it.

David Mc said...

I really enjoy your book reviews and recommendations. Thanks for doing them. I always discover a book or two I'd never have seen. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

Sara x said...

Sounds an awesome book. Motivating and inspiring x

Giant Sis said...

I respect Tony and would love to go through this devotional with my husband! I think it would be a wonderful experience for us both!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

Sheila @ Seasoned Joy said...

Please enter me for the drawing - I'd love to get this for my husband. Thanks!


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