From Amazon (Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life):
2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!
Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach—especially a football coach—to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, now updated with a new chapter, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family—and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed.
The softcover edition of this #1 New York Times best-seller includes a new chapter! In it, Coach reflects on the 2007 football season and last year's successful hardcover release of Quiet Strength.Also features a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color-photo insert. Over 1 million in print!
From Amazon (Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance):
The New York Times bestseller is now in softcover with a bonus chapter on how the “Dare to Be Uncommon” movement is reaching schools, teams, and families across the country and an update on Tony’s life since retiring as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. What does it take to live a life of significance? When Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy took home the trophy in Super Bowl XLI, fans around the world looked to him as the epitome of success. Athletic victory, professional excellence, fame and celebrity, awards and honors—he had it all. But even in that moment, he knew those achievements had little to do with his ultimate significance as a man.
Coach Dungy still passionately believes that there is a different path to significance—a path characterized by attitudes, ambitions, and allegiances that are all too rare but uncommonly rewarding. In the New York Times best seller Uncommon, Dungy reveals secrets to achieving significance that he has learned from his remarkable parents, his athletic and coaching career, his mentors, and his walk with God.
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
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Prior to my switching of genres I was primarily a reader of non fiction books. I still throw them in here and there. A couple weeks ago during the Rose Bowl we had some friends over for the game. Our house bleeds GREEN & YELLOW and one of my favorite players is Marcus Mariota (this year’s Heisman trophy winner). I was discussing how I really respect him on and off the field when my friend suggested I read Tony Dungy’s books. I knew who Mr. Dungy is because his son played football for Ducks. Whenever Mr. Dungy attended the games he was always put on the jumbotron. My friend told me if I liked Marcus’s attitude than I would like Mr. Dungy’s too because they were similar.
Since I read this one and “Uncommon” back to back I decide to do the same review for both of them. Even though they are different books with related topics they both are a Christian’s perspective on life and football.
Here is a video of Tony Dungy talking about Marcus Mariota:
Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
★ ★ ★ ★
This book in particular is more addressed to men and how to be a man of integrity. But told through his personal life and his football life. 🙂