Monday, May 25, 2015

Facing the Blitz by Jeff Kemp

From the publisher:
In football, a blitz is an all-out attack. Defenses use them to force the quarterback into a mistake and create mayhem and destruction. But by its nature the blitz also creates an opportunity for the quarterback and his team, as it leaves holes in the defense. What looks like the worst play can become the best.

During a life "blitz," when everything seems like it's collapsing--financially, relationally, spiritually, or physically--if you take initiative you can do more than just survive. You can grow, succeed, and advance. In Facing the Blitz, Jeff Kemp shares lessons he's learned through all kinds of life blitzes, both personal and professional. Discover how life is about transformation and being others-oriented; having the right mind-set can turn unnecessary fear and misery into courage and joy.

This book could easily be a book for a sports fan.  I found myself (a time or two) bogged down in the football language.  However, there were a lot of great points made that anyone could benefit from.  Although the cover of the book states that there are three strategies each strategy is broken down into multiple chapter to fill in the reader on what that exactly is.  

At the end of each chapter there are reflection questions as well as application questions and a prayer. I think books that have these types of things at the end of chapters help to enrich the experience and make it more real for the reader.  Without those it can easily just be a book to read through. By including these questions it allows the reader to get a longer lasting impact from the book.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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