Monday, January 16, 2012

Tyndale Blog Tour ~ The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge ~ plusGiveaway

Author Bio

Tony Dungy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet StrengthUncommon, and The Mentor Leader. He led the  Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy  established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years.

Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history. He has also  held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota  Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL.

Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association.

He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of seven children.

To learn more about Tony Dungy visit his websites at and

Author Bio

Nathan Whitaker is an attorney who lives in Florida with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Harvard Law School  and has worked in football administration for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His firm currently  represents NFL and college coaches.

A two-sport athlete in baseball and football at Duke University, he played for Steve Spurrier on Duke’s ACC  Championship  football team and graduated cum laude with a degree in English and Political Science in 1991.  Following that, he graduated cum  laude from the Harvard Law School in 1994, at which point he began his varied professional journey. To learn more about Nathan, visit his website:

The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge ~ This year, dare to be uncommon everyday!

Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from the #1New York Times bestselling author on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. This year, step up to the challenge—and dare to be uncommon every day.

My Review

Being a pro football fan, especially of the Indianapolis Colts, when I saw this devotional advertised I knew I wanted the opportunity to review it. I have long been a fan of Coach Dungy and admired him for his passion and faithfulness to Lord on the field and off. His uncommon presence embodies one of tranquility even in the face of adversity.

Since getting this book and beginning the challenge, I am further inspired to be uncommon, set apart for God. Often times we try to make bible study difficult, full of rules and regulations, when in reality it's not. An Uncommon Life is written with a simplistic approach, packed full of practical application that is relevant to today, whether you are male or female, young or old, sports fan or not.

The arrangement is easy covering seven themes, repeating every seven days: Core; Family; Friends; Potential; Mission; Influence; Faith. I've found something in each that has resonated deep within and I look forward to sharing this Uncommon Challenge with my teenage sons.

I highly encourage you to spend time daily in the Word of God. Along with your Bible, you can use this devotional to get you off the sidelines and onto the field of Christian living!

Tyndale House provided a copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive one, just my honest opinion, which I have done. No other compensation has been, or will be, received.

Don't miss out! This book comes in several editions: Kindle, Paperback, Audio.

Tyndale has given me a coupon for a free copy of The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge to give one of my blog readers.  All you have to do to redeem your book is bring the certificate to your local Christian bookstore and you will get your free copy. How cool is that?!

US Only!!! Ends Jan 20th.

I'm not going to make it mandatory, but it would be nice if you follow my blog :)


  1. Anne - Thanks for the give away. Would love to win a copy to share with one of the teenage boys.
    (and I am a follower of your blog)

  2. Hi Sharon! Glad you came by and entered. Thanks for following my blog :)

  3. I think this would be a great devotional to share with my husband. We really admire Tony Dungy. I read his book Quiet Strength and enjoyed it.

    Thanks for this giveaway.


  4. Hey Judy! I'm so glad you came by and entered :) And thanks for the book shout out about Quiet Strength. I think I'll look for that one for my oldest son.

  5. would love to participate in coach dungy's devotional...thanks for the chance :)

  6. Hi Karen, It's a wonderful devotional! Good luck :)

  7. Okay, I really wanted to get this for Brian and the boys. If I don't win it here, I'll go to the store. :-D Thanks for the opportunity!!

  8. Hey Ronie! I'm doing it with my boys and it certainly has been good for us, starting some interesting conversations :) Good luck!


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