A stranger convinces the coach of a team with a 24-game losing streak to allow him to give a pep talk before they go up against a winning team. The underdog team is victorious because of the influence of this stranger. The pep talk and the actual game are intriguing, but the real story begins 29 years later when the coach, suffering from a brain tumor, discovers the stranger had prophesized specific events that occurred in the ensuing game. Is there a logical explanation? Is there a spiritual explanation? The answers to these questions capture the reader's attention to the very end.
©2008 Dr. Kevin Elko and Robert L. Shook; (P)2008 Thomas Nelson
I'm a big fan of Kevin Elko. He is one of the best keynote speakers I have heard. As somebody that loves the messages the Kevin shares, I was glad to find this audible. I listened to it and have reflected a lot on the themes of the book.
I love to listen to Kevin Elko's presentations and looked forward to this book being similar. I felt this was way too religious and slow.
The plot flow was odd as it started with the core message, and took a while to build back to proving the point that the core message was applicable not only to football, but to the rest of life.
The vivid description of the interaction between the stranger giving the pep talk and the football players he was calling by name as we gave it.
The coach was character of great depth. He had seen the highs of small town royalty and the lows of failing to sustain the mythical strength of "the local team." But he still saw the value in being open and accepting help, and was the first to point out the value that help had for him.
You, too, will be inspired... by The Pep Talk!
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