Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker

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...this is an excellent book if you are a fan of football or you just want to hear the story of a devoutly religious man and how he applies his faith to everyday life.
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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!
 

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Former professional football player and National Football League coach Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy was born in Jackson, Michigan on October 6, 1955. While a high school basketball and football player, he was featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of a 1970 Sports Illustrated issue. Dungy worked for a number of NFL teams before being hired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. Following his successes there, he held the head coach position for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, becoming in 2007 the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. Dungy was also the youngest assistant coach and coordinator for the NFL and the first head coach to defeat every team. He is one of the few individuals to have won a Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach. Dungy has written several bestselling books, including the memoir "Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life" and the picture book "You Can Do It." He has been involved in a number of charities, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also assists Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, Dungy was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and in 2009 President Barack Obama asked him to join the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation's top football player, while also winning the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport. He is the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation which was started to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in the darkest hour of need, and in April 2010, Tim was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He lives in Colorado.
 
Published December 2, 2011 by Tyndale Momentum. 334 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 23 2011

Not just a football book --- and more than an autobiography --- Dungy’s basic faith-based principles will serve anyone from a homemaker to a businessperson well.

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Bleacher Report

Excellent
on Mar 29 2009

...this is an excellent book if you are a fan of football or you just want to hear the story of a devoutly religious man and how he applies his faith to everyday life.

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Helium

Good
on Aug 30 2008

His story goes way beyond sports, encompassing such elements as the role of faith and strong parenting in a person's life, leadership lessons, and dealing with grief and loss.

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Helium

Good
on Nov 30 2007

All throughout the book he provides great examples of leadership, character, wisdom, and overall outlook on life. It's the type of book that could be used at the collegiate level for lessons on management and leading a team.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

...this is a fantastic book about a pious man whose life was artistically planned by God.

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EzineArticles

Good
on Dec 17 2010

Dungy makes no apologies for his Christian faith and it's a strong theme that runs throughout this book.

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EzineArticles

Good
on Oct 28 2010

The book reinforces those characteristics and traits that gives a man inner strength through spiritual and familial growth.

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EzineArticles

Excellent
on Nov 19 2009

Tony Dungy is a role-model for everyone and we all can learn a positive lesson from reading his book.

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EzineArticles

Excellent
on Aug 13 2008

...I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to have a very positive, motivating, and personally impacting experience.

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