January 08, 2012

The One Year Uncommon Daily Life Challenge

My Dad loves football, as a result my siblings and I have grown up watching, talking and playing it. (Though I haven't done much of the 'playing' since my brothers passed 5ft. It got a little to intense for me.) With such a background I was quite familiar with names like 'John Elway', Tony Dungy and Tim Tebow.(My father's heroes.)
 So when I saw that a book by Coach Dungy was available for review from Tyndale Publishing I was intrigued. And the more I learned about 'The Uncommon Daily Life Challenge' the more I wanted to read it. I was so excited, that I requested a PDF copy and read that even before that actual book arrived at my door. It was totally worth it! The format and practical genres were great, but they were nothing in comparison to the actual words. Take this quote from Jan. 3rd, for instance.
We have a perfect role model.
Christ is our example on how to treat other people.
Christ is out example on the influence we can and should have on those around us.
Christ is the classic and eternal example of the role model WE are called to be.
No other role model even comes close to Him.”
After reading that I realized that all to often I have gotten caught up in finding and reading good books by good men and forgotten about the best Book and the perfect Man.
In Philippians 3:12 Paul states that he is striving for the perfection of Christ. No one will ever be perfect in this lifetime, but I realized that I should be HOURLY striving to be like Christ. Not only that, I should be looking around to see who I can challenge to do the same thing.
One of my favorite things about this book is the 'Uncommon Keys' at the bottom of each page. For example the one fore Jan 3rd was this-
Today and everyday, remember that you are a personal representative of Jesus Christ. Always strive for perfection of Christ- for yourself and for those around you.”

Watch this video to learn more about The Challenge-
Here is the link to the website just so that you don't forget- www.uncommonchallenge.com

I definitely rate this a 5 star! That is why I am offering a copy of it in my New Year Giveaway.
May God Bless you!

Disclaimer:I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review, every opinion expressed here in is 100% my own.