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Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success Paperback – February 1, 2011
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He has stumbled off the path and needed to double-back a few times due to feeling that he had all the questions and answers to life. Yes, this successful head coach sometimes thought he could outsmart the Head Coach.
"Life to me is a game, and you and I are the players. God is our Head Coach, and no one wants to lose the biggest game of all," writes Gibbs. "In the game of life, our Head Coach loved us enough to send His Son to die for our sins."
Christian faith is the cornerstone to gaining a true understanding to the meaning of life - through the Head Coach (God) and Playbook (the Bible) - and Gibbs utilizes personal accounts that are candid and conversational in tone to set the foundation for tackling a number of issues within the 14 chapters of Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success (2009 hardcover; Tyndale House Publishers).
Gibbs personally commissioned a respected national public opinion research firm to survey men and find out what they are most concerned about and where they'd like to have success in their lives. It revealed 11 areas of prime concern - including health, finances, relationships and overcoming sin - which then allowed him to develop a team of experts to address each topic.
"See, the bottom line is that I have found something special, something that works, something that has given me a sense of peace and purpose and fulfillment.Read more ›
Game Plan for Life is written for men. But I don't understand why women couldn't have been involved as experts. Maybe it's just his way. (But don't be offended, it's still a great book)
Each chapter is devoted to an area of life men are concerned about. Gibbs asks 11 different people to address each topic after he shares a few pages from his own life.
The topics include:
Finances by Ron Blue
Health by Dr Walt Larimore
Relationships by Don Meredith
Vocation by Dr Os Guinness
The Bible by Josh McDowell
God by Dr Ken Boa
Creation by Dr John Lennox
Sin and Addiction by Ravi Zacharias
Salvation by Chuck Colson
Purpose by Dr Tony Evans
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
As a fan of football and those who profess to be followers of Christ in the national media, I greatly enjoyed reading about the struggles and success of Coach Gibbs and how he became a devoted man of God.
This book is broken up by various authors who share their thoughts on various topics. Gibbs selected various ones who are educated in certain areas to share their thoughts.
Football is mentioned in this book, but it is not the main topic in this book. Gibbs does a good job of introducing different religious topics.
I would recognmend checking this book out at your local bookstore.
I plan on rereading portions again & again. I only wish I could meet Joe Gibbs in person to let him know how much this book has meant to me & my family.
As Coach Gibbs was gearing this work for men, he started off by polling a large sample (700) of them to find out what they think is really important. From this data, Gibbs and his team decided to focus on eleven areas that are of great interest to men. Then as a great leader, he found eleven subject matter experts to address these topics. In the various chapters, the author penned his own thoughts and experiences in these subjects and then had a substantial contribution from his various specialists. Had women been included in the poll, my guess is that most of the topics would have remained the same.
Frankly, the wisdom of Gibbs is very impressive in and of itself, but he has added immeasurably to that with the different contributors. The very important topics covered are the following:
Can I Believe The Bible?
Who Is God?
How Did Life Begin?
How Do I Deal With Sin?
How Do I Get On God's Winning Team?
What Does God Say About Marriage And Sex?
How Do I Master My Money?
How Do I Build A Successful Life And Career?
How Do I Achieve True Health?
How Do I Get The Most Out of Life?
Where Will I Spend Eternity?
When it comes to covering a wide range of critical topics, I think it would be pretty tough to top this list.
The first of these topics is covered by Josh McDowell. A world renowned expert on Christian apologetics, he gives a short, but very powerful lesson on the reliability of Scripture. Buying the book would be worth it for this chapter alone.Read more ›
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My brother, an avid reader, highly recommended this book and I purchased this for my husband as a Christmas gift. Read morePublished 2 days ago by MyJoyaGirl
This was an amazing book to listen to. The breakdown of how you can relate your life's circumstances with the bible or how you reference the bible when you reach struggles was... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M Cuevas
A practical guidebook for life....Joe Gibbs is an exceptional role model who lives the walkPublished 4 months ago by Jack
My husband has heard so much good about this book he had to have it! I have to say its pretty life changing and makes you realize so much more. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Desirae Young
The book is interesting & should help us in our daily walk with the Lord.Published 7 months ago by Colette Swoyer