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FIELD HOW DO THEY BALANCE WORK How do they balance work Family Curtis Eichelberger family Curtis Eichelberger that part of their world in his new book Men of SundayThe grueling game of football can take its toll on anyone It takes strength from outside to help fight the temptations that are placed in the path of those involved in the game strength to have a good Desire Me More (Desire Me, life off the field Many players are successful at this despite the media hype and in this book we get to meet a few of them We get to peek into their world to see how they balance their work and theirives how their families cope Many of the men and women involved in football have strong faith in God and rely on Him to guide their ives Tony Dungy Ladanian Tomlinson Mike Singletary Trent Dilfer and Aaron Rogers are just *five of those featured in this book showing character and strength during *of those featured in this book showing character and strength during of temptation and fame I ove football and was excited to receive my free review copy from the Book Sneeze In this day and age it seems that the only things we hear about are the bad things This book will encourage you and What Happens to Our Trash? lift you up It will bring toight some of those who stand strong against adversity through their faith If you The Pursuit of Mary Bennet love football you willove this book I recommend it to book groups as well There is so much to discuss This was really good Men of Sunday talks about football players and how they become closer to God and how some of the players hate hurting other players because they felt Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, like they are going against there Religion I would recommend this book whoikes to find out on player and how they relate to player in their faith Overall was inspiring and good read However I found some remarks from players contradictory and inconsistent at times Review Being a resident of Maryland I am uite partial to the Balti Ravens NFL team so when I saw a book that mentioned Ray Lewis I was definitely intrigued Ray Lewis is one of the team s driving forces always cheering on and motivating teammates on and off the field There s not a game where spectators don t see him pep talking players or Shooting for a Century leading them in a team prayer which has earned him the respect and adoration of his fans as well as some of his teammates Besides the team prayers I had never really pondered the connections between football and faith two seemingly unrelated topics but Men of Sunday put them into perspective providing further evidence that God is with us in everything we do I expected to read a Christian sports biography of sorts when I first received the book but with so many NFL players included I was not sure how it would be set up I was surprised toearn that Men of Sunday was of a professional athlete s guide to staying a faithful Christian throughout the ups and downs of a career in the NFL Although I may not be a professional athlete I appreciated getting to know the human side of the players I watch on the field every week Their stories stretched a variety of emotions and topics including aspects of their home and NFL I, Partridge lives Iiked reading the chapters about the families of the players as well as their coaches it was interesting to see how God played a role in their daily Shadow of the Templar lives on and off the football field Curtis Eichelberger detailed the players ability to glorify the Lord play a violent game make family sacrifices overcome adversity and temptation make transitions follow God s plan and provideeadership I found the material easy to read honest and valuable to any readers whether athletes or not Great behind the scenes Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light look at the NFL and the faith that builds the game and theeague as a whole Recommended to Christian readers and athletes who are curious about the faith behind the gameRating On the Run 45 I received this book from the author BookSneeze in exchange for an honest and unbiased review This book is about the faith of some athletes involved in the professional sport of football Using certain topics the author relates the spiritual to the job as a professional athleteSome of the titles of the chapters are Overcoming Adversity What Does It Mean To Lead and Family Sacrifices Some of the athletes mentioned and discussed were Trent Dilfer Ray Lewis and Aaron Rodgers You do not have to be a football fan to enjoy this book It is of a book about Christians who play the professional sport of football How being a Christian has helped them during different times during their ives is the basic theme of each chapter I gave this book 45 stars Although I enjoyed the idea of the book I felt ike it would be best for a Christian athlete who was going professional There was a Six Days in Leningrad lot of great advice and places to go to help when trying to keep your faith and play in the sportI wouldike to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read. Dainian TomlinsonGreen Bay Packers uarterback Aaron RodgersFormer Chicago Bears middle inebacker Mike SingletaryCincinnati Bengals coach Marvin LewisFormer Indianapolis Colts coach Tony DungySan Diego Chargers pastor Shawn MitchellDanisha Rolle wife of former Tennessee and Balti defensive back Samari RolleAnd many Men of Sunday is a must have for any football fan teaching the invaluable esson of trusting in the Lord both on and off the fie. .
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I really appreciated hearing the testimonies of the athletes Life is hard and the hero celebrity ife is even harder These individuals have tried to hold on to faith as an anchor through ife s turmoils The book has some issues that others have pointed out but overall it tells an important message I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson as a part of their BookSneeze programBecause we are a football family I was intrigued by the idea of Men of Sunday How Faith Guides the Players Coaches Wives of the NFL by Curtis Eichelberger so I uickly selected itThe back cover *Promises That The Book Reveals *that the book reveals Sunday s greatest rely on God to face issues such as drug abuse family crises injuries and temptations resulting from fame and fortuneWhile the book was able to put people in the NFL on the same playing field so to speak as an average person by showing how they suffer from family deaths miscarriages injuries etc too the I read the ess I enjoyed the bookThe introduction states that the primary tenets of Christianity discipline self sacrifice courage and Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek love for one another aren t just elements of a righteousife they are the building blocks of good teams and winning franchises xiv I was interested to see how this would all play out among the people interviewed and the stories told however there was a Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography lot that I felt was missing Often a story would stay a person went through something difficult but got through it with God yet there was no explanation as to how this happened Or the same idea that God is in control of everything and that injuries miscarriages etc are His plan is repeated multiple timesThe biggest strike against the book came in chapter 5 Temptation in which the author basically blames Eve Delilah and Bathsheba for the downfall of their respective men 2nd paragraph p 109Overall it s an okay book that many people in Evangelical Christianity would probably enjoy reading in order toearn about the struggles and the faith of various athletes and coaches Not all of them express their faith the same way and it s interesting to compare why one coach may share his faith in the At the Italians Command locker room while another coach does not I did find it amusing that Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles thinks that Jesus would be a middleinebacker if he played football It is good to have a book Oh Baby! like this to help people see athletic celebrities in anotheright that though they may have than others they are still a human being journeying through Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, lifeike everyone else First and I don t know why but I was really surprised by the number of Christians in the NFL I knew players The Maid of Lorne like Kurt Warner and Tim Tebow are a few and I felt far between I don t know the exact number of Christian men in the NFL but there are aot than I knewI found this book to be uite an insight into the every day ives of the players To find some meeting for prayer sessions before games was a surprise and a pleasant one S I m pretty good with words but I m not sure I can adeuately articulate how disappointed I was by this book Described as an exploration of the role faith has in the ives of NFL coaches players and wives MEN OF SUNDAY proves to be a cursory glance at best and a confusing jumble of platitudes at worst And the confusion stems from the very heart of the book which is something of an internal argument Eichelberger appears to be conductingAn intended central theme that emerges from the pages is that NFL players and their families are just How to Become a Virgin like everyone else They suffer with ailments struggle with insecurities fall prey to temptations and face the same problems we all face as members of humanity I know this because it s written over and over and over throughout the book almost as if Eichelberger is trying to convince himself that it s trueHowever this theme is betrayed by using termsike ordinary people and regular people to describe non NFL employees Coupled with an inherent weighting system that elevates NFL players above the fray the stated central theme is modified between the Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, lines to read somethingike NFL players are just ike everyone else except their problems are severe their struggles are monumental and because of their success fame and fortune they re way interesting wise and worth writing aboutFurther juxtaposing the intended subject matter with author s adoration of wealth and power is this gem of a uote which I had to read several times over before I finally believed it was included in a book about iving a ife of faith according to God s standardsit s unlikely that you l seek out the advice of the mail room clerk the Command Performance loading dock manager or the nightwatchman If that s the highest he has climbed the corporateadder he must not be very wise emphasis mineMaterial success clearly determines wisdom And yet Well that speaks for itselfSo that s the foundation Step into the Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, locker rooms andiving rooms of NFL players and their families to see how a close relationship with God guides football's biggest starsIn a behind the scenes off the field glimpse into one of America's most beloved sports Men of Sunday reveals how Sunday's greatest rely on God to face issues such as drug abuse family crisis injuries and temptations resulting from fame and fortuneCompiled from dozens of interviews Men of Sund. .
F the book and on top of this sandy *SOIL BUILDS HIS CASE OR TRIES TO INITIALLY *Eichelberg builds his case Or tries to Initially assumed I was distracted nitpicks that tend to bother me as I read Then slowly it dawned on me that the uality of writing just wasn t at a The Perfect Blend level I expected In addition to the aforementioned thematic disparity the bookacks clear organization and completion of thoughtThough divided into chapters on distinct challenges NFL players face Family Sacrifices Temptation etc several times I had to remind myself which chapter I was reading because the stories don t always seem to align with the topic at hand Many of the examples and uotes feel forced or at the very east hastily cobbled together Further the reader is often eft hanging as the stories don t fully resolve and we re eft to draw
our own conclusions or fill in missing connectionsI don t want to make ight of the struggles weown conclusions or fill in missing connectionsI don t want to make Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] light of the struggles we face This book is worse than bad it s misleadingWhere do I being with this review The book is a mess I m a sports psychology consultant and constantly study up on athletes and believe me this author is way off base with aot of his facts To start with I uestion this author s Christianity I speak a Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, lot about sports idolatry and I feel that either the author has a bad case of this or he is aukewarm Christian I reviewed the Kindle version of the book and Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm location 219 has in the author s words a common Sunday prayer It s sickening yet it s eye opening because this reveals a problem in the Christian Church Eichelberger s prayer states Dear God please make the wind blow behind Mark Moseley s field goals and don t help the defense any when they are chasing Joe today Il try and be better next week God help the Church People ask me all the time Hey you re a sports consultant and you must be really into the NFL Do you follow Tim Tebow To which I reply No but I follow his God It s time to Whispers Of The Heart let the NFL idols fall And just to show people that their superheroes wings are made of waxet s talk about the biggest misrepresentation of the book Ray Lewis Eichelberger promotes his The Dukes Gamble leadership style built around the tenets of Christianity and God s teachings Seeocation 172 174 I couldn t disagree Domestic violence having children with different women and murder are not the marks of a true Christian Ray Lewis the Balti Ravens All Pro inebacker was implicated with two friends in the killing of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar in a street brawl The incident took place outside Cobalt an Atlanta nightclub after the Super Bowl on January 30 2000At the murder trial Duane Fassett the imousine driver backed away from his earlier statements and as a result the prosecutor s case fell apart Lewis pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice He was given one year s probation and then testified against Oakley and Sweeting who nevertheless were acuitted Lewis also has a history of domestic violence In 1994 and 1995 while he was a student athlete at the University of Miami two women who reportedly were pregnant with his children accused him of assaulting them He was again accused of battering a woman in 1999 To all the victims that must feel victimized all over again at the mention of Ray Lewis s good boy articles books or write ups this is one reviewer who is not fooled with the masses Shame on the authorAnother thing that I noticed is that these athletes really need guidance I don t think that some of them get what a Christian is Take for example Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles He thinks that Jesus would be a middle Let Go linebacker if he played football I m just blown away The Bible says that God never changes So that means Jesus s mission wouldn t change This means that He would hardly be playing football but be about His Father s business To pick two good things to say about Men of Sunday it would have to be the part on Tony Dungy whoed the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl championship in 2006 Dungy would pick men of character rather than the most talented players on the training camp roster Not that s setting an example The second is the chapter on temptation and Justin Tuck s New York Giants defensive end warnings to rookies about women He tells them flat out that it s not the Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition looks that these groupies go for they want to get pregnant It s all about the money NFL rookies should head this advice It would save them a world of trouble and they get to keep their reputation in tack I received this book free from Booksneeze I was not reuired to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Football A rough game played between players determined to have their team win But what are the players coac. Ay marks the intersection of two Sunday traditions faith and football Inspired by theeague's systemic shift toward embracing Christianity Bloomberg writer Curtis Eichelberger shows how God is a source of comfort when facing the uniue challenges of ife in the NFL and the everyday challenges of maintaining strong families and building characterFeatured personalities include Balti Ravens inebacker Ray LewisNew York Jets running back La. .