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Not As Deep As Previous Material
on December 2, 2013
Having been inspired by previous works from the Dungy/Whitaker team, I was eagerly awaiting a similar experience with "Uncommon Life" when I bought it almost a year ago. Well, unfortunately it has sat in pretty much the same spot on my dresser for the past year, as I have struggled to get through even the first month or so of devotions.
Now, I have to preface the following critique by saying that perhaps I just am not experienced in the ways that typical devotion books are formatted. However, there are two main reasons why I was so disappointed with this book:
1. The material is just so generic. Yes, it does focus on a key bible verse each day, but, whereas in the past the appeal of these books was the lessons learned from Dungy's personal life struggles/experiences, here it just seems like standard fare. Like I could have just bought any old devotion book and gotten the same material.
2. Each day's passages were so short and succinct that I felt like I had to read more just to get my daily dose of spiritualism. But then, of course, I was missing the whole point of "daily devotions".
Overall, with those two previous points combined, I was never even able to completely make my way through this book. Like I said, maybe I'm just too new to the whole "daily devotion" concept, but this one did not capture my interest enough to earn my time each day.