Monday, January 16, 2012

The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge - By Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker

 "This year, dare to be uncommon every day."

In this one year daily devotional, Super Bowl champion coach, Tony Dungy, challenges you to be more than the world is calling you to be, to live a life of integrity by daring to be "uncommon." Each devotion includes Scripture and closes with an Uncommon Key - an application or action to implement based on what you've just read.

Insightful daily readings focus on the following themes: Core, Family, Friends, Potential, Mission, Influence, & Faith.  Coach Dungy does an excellent job speaking honestly and encouraging you to action through the uncommon keys.  Football fans and athletes alike will enjoy this book. 

I love that Coach Dungy is outspoken about his faith. That itself is an uncommon thing. Coach Dungy is the Tim Tebow of coaches. I am enjoying the devotions and look forward to becoming more "uncommon" this year. Are you ready to take the challenge, and dare to be uncommon too?

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The publisher has given me an additional copy of this book to give away to one lucky winner.

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Smitten - by Billerbeck, Cobble, Hunt, & Hunter

The major industry in Smitten is closing leaving the residents worried about their town's future. Then one woman gets an idea to capitalize on the towns name and turn Smitten into a romantic tourist destination. Will the town residents get behind this idea, and will the tourists come?

Follow four of the Smitten women through each of the novellas as each woman has an opportunity to find love and become Smitten along the way.

I have read three of these authors before and was looking forward to this book. However, I did not like the storyline and thought it was a bit cheesy and predictable. It was a fun idea having four authors who are also great friends themselves write each of the four characters, but I just wasn't "Smitten" by it.

Disclaimer: As a book reviewer I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.