This 40-day spiritual journey is a sports-filled prescription for today's busy man designed to help remove stress and give him confidence to embrace his daily adventure. Each chapter is:
Divided into four sections: Marriage, Children, Work, and Faith, each daily reading includes:
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"A book for the regular guy that loves Jesus.
The best book for men I have read."
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"Take this 40 day journey and watch how your life takes on new purpose."
The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat…
this drama is lived out daily in sporting arenas all across the U.S. —and in the everyday lives of America ’s men. Living Life In The Zone , a groundbreaking new book for men is being enjoyed by Christian men throughout the country. It meets men at the intersection of faith and sports, the common language that many men speak.
Taking a cue from popular talk shows such as “Pardon the Interruption,” “NFL Primetime,” “College Football Game Day” and “NBA Halftime,” Living Life In The Zone produces a forum for “anything goes” conversation—a peppery mix of sports talk, strong opinions--- when used as a men's Bible study or private read. Creating an atmosphere much like a locker room with coaches laying out the big game plan, Living Life In The Zone engages men in a spiritual discussion of life and faith. It’s two real guys discussing real issues, such as, “How do you climb the ladder of success while staying connected to your wife, kids and faith?”
“Our years of research have identified a generation of men that are living in the most stress-infused culture in history,” says Dr. Joe Pettigrew , a highly distinguished leadership consultant and leading authority on the issues affecting today’s senior executives. Pettigrew co-authored Living Life In The Zone with Kyle Rote , Jr. , the only American born player to ever win a major professional soccer league scoring championship and founder of Athletic Resource Management, Inc., a successful sports agency that represents some 40 pro athletes.
“Men are being pulled apart by their desire to succeed in their career, provide for their family, meet the needs of their spouse and be a ‘Super Dad’ for their kids,” continues Pettigrew. “When they add faith to their already packed schedules, church tends to seem more of an obligation than a possible solution to their unbalanced life. Living Life In The Zone will share stories of how well known sports personalities and some of the world’s most successful businessmen struggle with the same issues as regular guys do on a daily basis.
“When I first heard about In The Zone, I wasn't sure I wanted to hear more - commitments scare me,” says Chris Mortensen , ESPN NFL Senior Analyst featured on “ Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown” and “SportsCenter. “I’m glad I got over the fear – there’s no question God quickened my heart and opened my eyes to a great opportunity. We talked about our real Christian life in a sports-like setting? That’s too good to be true for a guy like me. Sign me up.”
“Having your priorities in the right order is key to living a successful life,” notes Michael Glenn , Executive Vice President, Market Development and Corporate Communications, FedEx Corporation.
“Living Life In The Zone is designed to help you deal with the challenges we face on a daily basis while not compromising those priorities.” “It is a relevant, fast read, life changing read that I am proud to be a part of,” says Mike Gottfried , ESPN college football analyst, former NCAA football coach and Team Focus founder . “Being a college football coach and an ESPN analyst, I love talking sports. However, one of the most important things in my life is my Christian walk. Living Life In the Zone allows me to talk both!”
The book takes a four-quarter approach and utilize the connecting thread of sports, hunting, fishing and cars to transition to the more weighty issues that most men face today—work, women, fatherhood and how to balance it all. The book aims to help redefine men’s perceptions of success, manhood and what it means to live out their faith in today’s society. Living Life In The Zone is about uncovering best practices, not perfect practices, in regards to finding solutions to the most common struggles of manhood—an opportunity for men of all walks of life to identify with the challenges and difficulties we all face.
With its unique approach, Living Life In The Zone is gaining the attention and support of respected organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Promise Keepers and Men’s Fraternity.
Power. Grace. Strength. Fearlessness. That is Living Life in the Zone. For many men, there is nothing more exciting than seeing an athlete elevate his game to another realm. Quarterbacks thread passes through impossibly tight creases. Golfers sink pressure-packed putts. Sluggers park baseballs ten rows deep in the cheap seats. Everything came into focus. Against all reason, time slowed down.
If only we mortals were so lucky. Between the stresses of work and the pressures of parenthood and marriage, our time-our life-flies by faster than major league fastball. Can we hope to elevate our game and enter the zone?
Living Life in the Zone is a 40-Day spiritual journey for discovering abundant life. Filled with inspirational Scriptures and real-life stories of playmakers such as Tony Dungy, Allan Houston, Kurt Warner, and John Wooden, this game plan will teach you what God has in store for men living in his Zooooooone.
How Do You Know when You Are “Living Life “In The Zone”?
Day 1 With God: Going to Him First
Day 2 With Yourself: Having Some Alone Time with God
Day 3 With your Wife: A Lifetime of Sacrifice
Day 4 With your Children: Talking the Talk—Walking the Walk Day 5 With your Friends: Developing Real Friendships
Day 6 At Work: Would Co-Workers Be Surprised You Are a Christian?
Day 7 Regarding Your Future: Living above It All, or Going with the Flow
Finding “The Zone” in Your Relationship with Women
Day 8 Going Against the Trend: Staying Faithful in an Unfaithful Generation
Day 9 Loving an Imperfect Woman: Rekindling Your Marriage Day 10 Improving Your Sex Life: God Invented Sex It’s OK to Enjoy It
Day 11 Building up Your Mate: Creating Your Real Dream Team
Day 12 Don’t Look for Trouble: Faultfinding Is Not a Sport
Day 13 Unexpected Baggage: Loving the Family That Comes with Your Wife
Day 14 I've Got Her Back: Loving Unconditionally
Finding “The Zone” in Your Relationship with Your Children
Day 15 Important Role Played by Today’s Man: The Protector Day 16 Defining Your Legacy: What Do You Want to Leave Your Children?
Day 17 Dealing with Daily Stress: Your Actions Speak Louder than Your Words
Day 18 Home Improvement : Making Your House—God’s Home
Day 19 Someone Is Always Watching: Being an Example—Every Day!
Day 20 Making Time for What Is Important:You Must Not Leave Children to Themselves
Finding “The Zone” in Your Relationships with Your Friends
Day 22 Making Wise Choices: Show Me Your Friends, I Will Show You Your Future
Day 23 Can You Keep a Secret? Women Don’t Have the Edge on Gossiping
Day 24 Becoming a Great Friend: Keeping Each Other Focused on the Prize
Day 25 Seek to Understand: Men Are Better Problem Solvers than Listeners
Day 26 Iron Sharpens Iron: Men Need Other Men as Real Friends
Day 27 Calling Men Up: When Silence Is a Sin
Day 28 Friends Walk in the Same Direction: If Your Friends Follow You
Finding “The Zone” in Your Relationships at Work
Day 29 Being Real at Work: Tired of Trying to Be Someone You’re Not?
Day 30 Living up to Your Potential: Life Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Day 31 Determining Your Priorities: The Eternal Balancing Act
Day 32 Letting Go of Your Wants and Needs: Knowing That God Will Provide
Day 33 When Is Enough Really Enough? Is Daily Bread All You Really Need?
Day 34 Getting Even Is up to God: Everything Will Be Made Right
Day 35 Climbing the Ladder of Success: While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground
Finding “The Zone” as You Look to the Future
Day 36 Fighting the Battle: Delivering the Message
Day 37 Becoming the New You: Who Do You Really Want to Be?
Day 38 No Worries: Doing the Right Thing Is Sometimes Difficult
Day 39 An Audience of One: Who Will You Please Today?
Day 40 The Day Has Finally Come: I Will Now Be a Better Man
Allan Houston, Vice President, New York Knicks
Wayne Huizenga, Jr., Former Owner of Miami Dolphins
Magic Johnson, MVP, Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Jordan, MVP, Chicago Bulls
Tom Landry, Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Ken Lay, CEO, Enron
Vince Lombardi, Coach, Green Bay Packers
Archie Manning, MVP, New Orleans Saints
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, NFL Insider
Joe Namath, MVP, New York Jets
Tom Osborne, Coach, Nebraska
Tony Dungy, Coach, Indianapolis Colts
Bud Paxton, President, ION-TV
Scottie Pippen, MVP, Chicago Bulls
Mark Richt, Coach, Georgia
Mark Sanford, Governor, South Carolina
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, California
O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills
Gene Stallings, Coach, NFL/NCAA
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
Les Steckel, President, FCA
Bob Stoops, Coach, Oklahoma
Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins
Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals
Reggie White, Green Bay Packers
John Wooden, Coach, UCLA
Because many men still have the desire to have a real faith dialog, but much of today's current church literature and methodology doesn't appeal to them. Living In The Zone—that state of mind when almost everything seems to be working for you—is every man's desire. But how does a man live in The Zone as a Christian?
Dr.JoePettigrew is a highly distinguished consultant and former College Dean. He is also the founder of Leaderpoint a national leadership consulting business. He is among a very elite group of leadership coaches worldwide to hold a Doctorate in the field of Leadership. Dr.Pettigrew has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, U.S.A. Today and the WallStreet Journal.
KyleRote, Jr. is a member of the Soccer Haled States in in international competition for four years. Kyle was also the champion of ABC-TV’s popular Superstars competition in1974, 1976, and1977(defeating such celebrities as O.J. Simpson, Lynn Swann and Roger Staubach). He is the founder of Athletic Resource Management, Inc.,a successful sports agency that represents dozens of pro athletes and coaches..,a successful sports agency that represents dozens of pro athletes and coaches.ed States in in international competition for four years.
Real life stories focusing on the faith journey of famous athletes, coaches, businessmen, and other public figures encourages men that they too can handle adversity, walk in faith, and live in the zone.
Includes input from celebrities such as Tony Dungy, Lee Corso, Chris Mortensen, Bobby Bowden and many more.
It has been endorsed by ESPN’s Lee Corso, Chris Mortensen and Tony Dungy. Also endorsing the book is FCA’s Les Steckel, Fox News Mike Huckabee, NBA’s Allan Houston, President of American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon, Pastor of Fellowship Church Ed Young, Coach Tom Osborne, Idlewild Baptist Pastor Ken Whitten, Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams and Legendary Coach John Wooden.
The following reviews can be found on Christianbooks.com:
I had my husband look over this book because I really wanted an honest review about how this book meets its target audience. He has really loved it. He’s a third of a way through and plans on continuing with it to the end of the 40 days.
My husband does not like reading most things but is finding this book both to be engaging and useful. He says it makes him think about things in a different way.
I think if you are in the market for a spiritual tool on your walk, Living Life in the Zone would make a lovely gift to yourself or the man/men in your life.
Being the wife of a NFL fanatic, I jumped at the chance to review a men's sports devotional, and I give it a Touch Down! With an easy to read straight forward man to man format, this sports themed devotional speaks to real issues real men face.
This is the book for men. Not just a book, but the book. Though I am not a man by any means, I was able to get through it and enjoy it immensely -- I honestly cannot say I've ever read a book quite like it. It captures forty days of a man's life -- your life -- connecting one to both God and sports.
The 40-day game plan is very step-by-step and self-explanatory; it doesn't feel like reading an overwhelming self-help book...it feels like reading your own journal. It is not one of those books where you can read it and voilà, your life is perfect; it's one of those books you read over and over again to tweak and orient your life as you know it until you achieve that satisfying perfection.
Keep this one close to your heart because the more you read it, the more improvement you'll see.
Even though this book is appropriate for single, engaged, or married men, women can benefit from some of the lessons. I was a bit apprehensive when I chose this book to read.
I am not Christian and I do not follow any faiths, so I was not sure if this book would be one that preached. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was not at all preaching. Though it has scripture, it is written in such a way that all individuals can gain insight from the words. I enjoyed that each day was separated into sections. The sections are brief and to the point. I particular enjoyed the real life stories used to convey the message.
When I chose to review 'Living Life in the Zone' by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew, I didn't realize it was a '40-Day Game Plan for MEN.' Yup, that's right, I chose a book to review strictly for men...and I'm a woman. Overall I found the book to be a good devotional.
I loved this book—and I’m a woman!
This book is written by and for men—in particular sports orientated men—but most importantly—married men! However, women may find it interesting too! ble study for small groups of men. I'll admit it, I have no frame of reference. HOWEVER, this IS a Bible study I would benefit from my hubby participating in.
I can't say enough good things about this book and I wish every man I know (but especially one)would delve right into it. And Ladies? We could benefit by putting a lot of it into practice as well.