So I haven’t updated my book reading in a while so here it is:
First up, Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker.
Here’s an overview:
Tony Dungy proves it’s possible to be wildly successful while still maintaining the priorities of faith, family, and integrity in the competitive, ego-driven world of professional sports. He demon- strates that a person can possess the drive and de- sire to win it all, yet do so with a servant’s heart.
Tony is a role model for many throughout the NFL, for families, and for those touched by his ministry work. As we learn how Tony came to be such a role model, we’ll discover how we, too, can practically use our faith to influence those around us.
Here are some exerpts I enjoyed:
page 19: “To whom much is given, much is required – whether it’s privileges, responsibilities, or material items. And if God has given you a lot of ability, I believe you should be held to a higher level of expectation.
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the lessons my parents taught me – lessons that have molded and shaped me. The necessity of persistence, the value of education, the fun of athletics, and the importance of living up to your potential. However, there is one gift they bestowed that I would place above all the others: faith.”
page 247: “Higher priories, such as spending time with God and family, must not be afterthoughts jammed into your schedule. But doing so requires faith – faith in your preparation, faith in your outcome, and for me, faith that God is watching over me, even when I can’t understand His plan.”
I learned a lot about having faith from this book. Tony speaks about his faith in ways that are so real and life-applicable. I highly recommend this read!