Thursday, March 25, 2010

Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

As part of the Booksneeze blogger book review program, I picked a book that I normally won't buy from my favorite book shop. The title of the book is "Living Life in the Zone: A 40-Day Spiritual Game Plan for Men" by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew.


However, I do have a few good reasons why the title was attractive to me.

  • I love any kind of discipline that takes place for 40 days. It's very Biblical!
  • I am married to a former professional athlete who will appreciate the sports-themed language of the book.
  • I am married to someone who loves God and does full-time ministry to athletes of all ages.
  • I always desire to know the heart of my husband and what concerns him in his walk with God.


As turned the few pages of the book, I was very delighted to see how each day is neatly divided into seven sections -- perfect for men who process thoughts and ideas into compartments! And, I am kind of like that too!

  1. Thought of the Day - a single guiding statement that sets the tone of the devotional for the day
  2. The Coach's Corner - discussion of a life lesson based on God's Word
  3. The Game Plan - a Scripture-rich text that explains what the Bible has to say about the matter
  4. Playmakers - real-life examples of Godly men who demonstrated the day's topic
  5. Time Out - discussion questions for personal or small group reflection
  6. Today's Assignment - specific action items for application purposes
  7. Home Field Advantage - a space for notes and journaling


I love that this book is packed with rich, practical lessons that any men will find easy to read. I can give this to a long-time believer or to someone just trying to get to know the Jesus because the topics are timeless. I even enjoyed it so much that I found myself reading through multiple chapters in a day! I also plan to save copies of this book to give as gifts as I am completely certain that it will be well-received.

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