Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Men of Sunday

Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Review - Men of Sunday

About the Book
Step into the locker rooms and living rooms of NFL players and personnel to see how a close relationship with God guides football’s biggest stars.

Compiled from dozens of interviews, Men of Sunday marks the intersection of two Sunday traditions: faith and football. Inspired by the league's "systemic shift" toward embracing Christianity, Bloomberg writer Curtis Eichelberger shows how God is a source of comfort when facing the unique challenges of life in the NFL and the everyday challenges of maintaining strong families and building character. Hear in their own words how the NFL’s greatest rely on their faith to overcome drug abuse, family crises, injuries, and temptations resulting from fame and fortune.

Featured personalities include

  • New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
  • Former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Mike Singletary
  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis
  • Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy
  • San Diego Chargers pastor Shawn Mitchell
  • Danisha Rolle, wife of former Tennessee and Baltimore defensive back Samari Rolle
  • And many more

Men of Sunday's readers—"normal folks . . . who go to church on Sunday, come home to root for their team, and who live a righteous life . . . most days"—will learn to tackle their own obstacles by trusting the Lord.

My Take on the Book
I have read this author's writing before on Bloomburg, so I was familiar with him, but I have to say that I did not know what to expect when it came to reading this as it was a different angle than I had seen him write in before. As I got into the book though I could see that the strong writing that  have seen form this author continues in this book and his passion for football and the players in the game is definitely shown throughout the book.

If you are a fan of football, you will definitely want to read this book. The author brings out the faith of many well known players and you get to see these players in a completely different light. They become more than just big names on the field, but real people dealing with challenges and tribulations just like the rest of us.

If you are a football fan, pick this book up, you will not be disappointed!

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