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Life Promises for Success: Promises from God on Achieving Your Best Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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Like other gift books, this is a small hardcover book filled with Bible verses on specific topics followed by the author's quick thoughts. Sometimes they include a quote from some famous person as well.
I don't understand the purpose of these books. Is it so those who don't know what to get someone can have an easy gift?
Does anyone actually read these books all the way through?
You get almost 200 pages of Bible verses, famous quotes and the quick thoughts of Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel.
Breaking it down into 3 parts, you'll read about:
The Essence of Success, The Elements of Success (such as Discipline, Belief, Integrity, all the big ones) and The Epitome of Success.
My only advice is that you get this book if you are a die-hard Tressel fan or if you need to get a friend something and don't have a clue.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale Publishing.
Seems AD Mr. Smith should have been held accountable for this take down!
Overall, this book contains great reminders of God's love and purpose for his children. The author does a good job picking out verses that are relative to the topic at hand. However, even before the author's resignation, I had some reservations about this book. When reading this book, I felt somewhat powerless. Granted, the Word of God has power in and of itself, but it's greatest demonstration of power is when Christ is the center of it. This book has little to no mention about the gospel. Rather, the gospel is assumed by the author. It sort of seemed like the author was sort of trying to encourage the reader with "nice words" rather than by the power of the cross.
In conclusion, I don't recommend this book. Much of the life promises end up becoming fluff because Jesus is not the center of this book.
Disclosure: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising," I must note that I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers. All opinions are my own.
Despite all the ongoing issues the Coach may have had and be having with the NCAA, this book is still a book to be checked out. I recommend it for anyone just looking for some great quotes and such. You can get this book online and at most book stores.
"Life Promises For Success" was published before the 2011 scandal that forced Tressel to resign from OSU. In spite of that ignominious ending, it is hard to argue with the success Tressel achieved during his tenure in Columbus - seven bowl appearances, including five BCS bowl games; five 10-win seasons; four Big 10 titles; and one national title. His overall coaching record is 208-72-2. All those numbers add up to one big fact: He is suited to write a book about finding success in life.
In "Life Promises For Success," Tressel shares a collection of inspirational essays and Bible verses designed to encourage those working to succeed in every area of their lives. The book is broken down into three parts: the essence of success, the elements of success, and the epitome of success.
I enjoyed the essays and reading how Tressel felt each scripture tied into the concept of success. However, given the fact that Tressel was forced to step down as coach just months after this book was published somewhat tarnished However, if you can overlook that, it is an enjoyable read that would be perfect for the sport fan in your life.
my ability to feel truly inspired or get any kind of spiritual message from the essays. Kind of like reading a book about how to have a successful marriage by Newt Gingrich.
This book was provided for review at no cost by Tyndale House Publishing.
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I loved the uplifting quotes and stories in this little book. This is a great resource for any coach, teacher, or anyone who works with young people. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lauren
My husband is a huge buckeye fan and loves the book. Says it is one of the best ever and he has a lot.Published 18 months ago by Teresa Manning
This little book has scripture and quotes from successful people is a resource to encourage those who are having troubles in life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel Greegor
Bought this for my dad just before we found out about him. If he lied, shame on him. If he didn't, shame on him, because he still let us down. Wish I had not bought this.Published 23 months ago by cmc234