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Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life | [Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker]

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life

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 anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, 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.
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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, 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, 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.

©2007 Tony Dungy; (P)2007 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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    Zeus Miami, FL, United States 02-11-08
    Zeus Miami, FL, United States 02-11-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Grounded Human Being"

    This was a peaceful listen! Coach Dungy has a wonderful calming voice. His message, as told through his life's unexpected turns, are easy to relate to and give the listener confidence to trust in God more.

    Coach Dungy is a religous man, and usually I don't care to be preached to. But he never imposes his faith on the listener and his message is a spirtual one that supersedes any specific organized religion.

    If I were a football player, I would want to play for Coach Dungy. We need more individuals in this world with Coach Dungy's character, humility and generosity. I definitely have new found respect and admiration for this man. Would love to meet him one day!

    I would strongly recommend this to a friend!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Buice 09-23-07 Member Since 2006
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    "What a man"

    I have admired Coach Dungy, but all I can say is what a man. He aspires to be the best Christian he can, and compromises nothing. He explains that family is first-what a breath of fresh air in a world where all you see and read is work,work,work!Thank you coach for setting the bar.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Henderson, NV, USA 07-26-08
    Kevin Henderson, NV, USA 07-26-08
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    "Grateful for the decision"

    When I initially heard about the audible book I was excited to purchase it. However, upon listening to the narrator/reader, I decided not too, since he didn't seem to capture Tony's heart and soul in his reading.

    Upon checking up on this book once again, I noticed that Tony took up the narrative role and I was glad that he did. Upon hearing Tony's voice, I knew that he would bring the realism and core, feelings to life as he relived them in the book. I immediately bought the book and grateful that Tony made this decision.

    The book moved me on more than one occasion as Tony shared his heart and bared his soul. The Colt's highlights from Tony's perspective were just icing on the cake as we get to see this man's family life, Christian faith, and moral conviction stay rooted in his walk with God. This is one of the best books I've ever experienced.

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    Alex Alameda, CA, USA 02-05-08
    Alex Alameda, CA, USA 02-05-08
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    "Worth the time"

    This is an excellent book that gave me incredible insight of what it takes to be a champion. This is an incredible story about a coach who is a genuine good guy that has success. Good Guys do sometimes finish first.

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    Dan Syracuse, IN, USA 08-19-07
    Dan Syracuse, IN, USA 08-19-07
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    "Truely refreshing"

    Telling it from the gut!
    what a stong faith in God!

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    James shenandoah junction, WV, USA 07-13-08
    James shenandoah junction, WV, USA 07-13-08
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    "Outstanding!"

    Made me want to be a better person/father.

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    Bill Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-17-08
    Bill Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-17-08 Member Since 2015

    Christian man in 50's looking for good fiction

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    "Inspiration during challenges in business"

    Terrific, terrific story that helped leaders in my company during a time of great challenge!!!!

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    Becky A Austin 01-06-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Quiet Strength"

    AWESOME Read!!!!

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    Clement A. Joseph 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read for those who are down and out-"

    This book has helped me tremendously - never look back always keep pressing on never look back regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in - trust in God always for strength to help you through every situation and for grace and courage to keep you pressing on - allow every situation that you go through to strengthen you - avoid bitterness at all cost - it will only destroy you

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    "Worth the wait"

    I've been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about it, but hadn't gotten around to it until now. Now I say to you my friend get this book!!
    Note too that this is coming from a guy who doesn't follow football. I recognized MAYBE three of the names dropped. It is still very well worth the time. I will be listening again.

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