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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414334087
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414334080
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed the story tremendously.
Bernie
I walked away from reading this book with some really good practical advice.
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This is a joint book by Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda.
James R. Holland

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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on July 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was so looking forward to reading this book, because I have admired the Warner family for a long time. What I found was a very self serving portrait of a family caught up in fame. I don't really care to know how many times a week Brenda and Kurt have sex, or that he is always turned on, even when she says the message that she is not. That is not the kind of information I expected to learn, nor do I care. Brenda seems to rant on and on about fans asking for autographs. So sad she does not recognize that her lifestyle is a direct result of his fame. And with fame comes some inconveniences. Kurt seemed to have a more humble view of his life, and I hope he continues in his charity work. Sorry, but I could not recommend this book to anyone!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stronger on December 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read this book in three sittings -- it's THAT good!

Brenda and Kurt are delightful and I actually laughed out loud several times while reading this book.

Brenda has been through so much in her life already and I just admire her. I'm going through a rough time right now in my life and this couldn't have come at a better time for me.

I will be using many of the parenting techniques I learned in this book and I will also be on the lookout for any other books Brenda and or Kurt write.

Kurt is just as special as I thought. It's so nice to have a celebrity like him to look up to.

Love this book. I might just read it again for the heck of it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Van Wagner on July 8, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
You may have read Kurt's previous book, but please don't think you know the whole story. This book goes much deeper into the complex relationships that make up a blended family with a special-needs child and a Superbowl MVP dad. And lest you think the Warners have no resemblance to your family and are completely out-of-touch with reality, think again. This is a household built on conservative family values rooted in "the good stuff" that once made America great - hard work, love and respect for others, and an unwavering belief that Jesus is the answer to the world's problems. This book won't only entertain you as a great read, but it will also teach you how to instill these same values in your relationships and family.

I highly encourage everyone to read this book!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James R. Holland VINE VOICE on July 7, 2009
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Before the reader starts this book get yourself a whole box of Kleenex. You are in for some big surprises. Most people look at a Super Bowl Champion MVP Quarter Back and his beautiful blonde wife and envy him. When they learn the couple has seven children one of them a special needs son, they are surprised. They may think this doesn't fit into the rich sport's hero image. It also doesn't fit the fantasy image of a true sports hero. Why the general public doesn't realize sports heroes and their families are not perfect is a mystery considering how many pro-sports stars are in the news for doing bad things and/or being in trouble with the law?
This is a joint book by Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda. Of the two alternating stories in each chapter, the reader will again be surprised to discover that Brenda, who was/is a United States Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine), has the more courageous story to tell. Life was not easy for her and she never dreamed she'd find a good man to marry her and love her two children (one of which is legally blind) from an unfortunate first marriage.
This book is how the two people overcame tremendous obstacles including religious differences and eventually married and had five more children (so far) and how they manage to raise them as normal kids in a world that worships celebrities of any kind.
The book is filled with stories, anecdotes and "the rules for being a Warner...what works, what doesn't and what really matters to them." The writing is clever and entertaining as well as helpful. One intriguing chapter title in the book was called "Make out or argue about Jesus?" The book includes a foreword by their high school aged daughter Jesse Warner, who is exactly the kind of person who should be writing about this family and its values.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dave Sistaro on August 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If your looking for a book all about Kurt Warner's football career don't buy this book. If you want to read a inspiring book on how to come together as a family be sure to read this book ! Brenda and Kurt tell of there lives together and how they raise their family. They have some great ideas and seem like a great family. I was pleasently surprised with their story and recommend it to all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very inspiring story and well written, very simple and meaningful lessons taught. Enjoyed their story and seeing what life is like in the spotlight and how they handle fame and fortune yet teaching children what's important. Being in the same community as this family, I see how they help others by donating their time, money and energy. Would definitely recommend anyone reading this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 29, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Kurt Warner released an autobiograply in 2001 after he had won the SuperBowl with the Rams in early 2000, and in that book he told his story about his humble beginnings in football, but also making clear his life in Christ had become a very important part of his being as a person. After that SuperBowl win, Kurt brought the Rams back to another SuperBowl (losing to the Patriots) and things went downwards from there in his football career, only to see it almost magically turn around with last year's incredible post-season run with the Arizona Cardinals (advancing them to the Cards' first SuperBowl ever, only to lose to the Steelers in the closing moments of the game). Now comes this sequel of sorts to his first book.

"First Things First" (302 pages) brings the updated story of Kurt Warner's personal life since his first book, and what a delight it is to read. First of all, this book is co-written with his wife Brenda, a person who has been quite polarizing for many people for some reason. The focus of this book is quite different from Kurt's first book. For one thing, the couple now have seven (yes, you read that right) kids, 2 from Brenda's first marriage, and 5 of their own. While the book does bring Kurt's perspective on the Cardinals' magic run to last year's SuperBowl, the book actually focuses primarily on they couple's values and how they translate that into daily life, with a major emphasis on their kids and how they manage their marriage as a high-profile couple. For example, the couple follows the "Billy Graham rule", meaning Kurt never puts himself in any possible situation with another female that could be miscontrued: "I wouldn't drive the babysitter home alone. Avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing".

This book is so uplifting and inspirational on so many levels.
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