Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from the #1 New York Times bestselling author on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. This year, step up to the challenge—and dare to be uncommon every day.
I was asked to review Tony Dungy’s The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge and I was a bit hesitant at first. Tony challenges readers to commit to spending time each day with God. I put my preconceptions of the book aside and was pleasantly surprised to find a book full of daily scriptures and devotionals to assist readers in living their lives in a more remarkable way for a year.
The book focuses on seven themes:
Each of these core themes are presented daily with an eerily appropriate theme (for example on The Bee’s birthday the day’s title is Waiting for Miracles to Happen). There is also a bible script, a devotional shared from his or a friend’s experience and then the challenge. Many of you know that I am not a religious person but even I found that reading this book encouraged me to find ways to live a more intentional life and to take some time to reflect on what I want for me.
January 1st starts with A Personal Training Plan, something that will be sure to encourage anyone looking to begin something new. Like all of the devotionals, the advice offered is gentle and encouraging and seems possible. Randomly reading through the book I found that each day offers fresh ideas for each of the seven core themes and even the scriptures spurred me into a more thoughtful being.