Kyle Rote Jr and Dr. Joe Pettigrew have teamed up to write one of the latest – and best – spiritual formation books for men in recent memory! We all know about the legendary issue of getting men to read anything but the sports pages and maybe a few texts on their Blackberry. That’s where Living Life In The Zone excels. It’s a 40-day spiritual game plan that breaks down readings into short, highly engaging segments with a sports theme. The six sections are:
How Do you Know When You’re “Living In The Zone?”
Finding the The Zone in Your Relationship With Your Wife.
Finding the The Zone in Your Relationship With Your Children
Finding the The Zone in Your Relationship With Your Friends
Finding the The Zone in Your Relationships at Work
Finding Your Zone As You Look to the Future
Each chapter (one for each day) is broken down the same way with a one-line thought for the day, a challenge from The Coach’s Corner, 3-5 scripture verses in The Game Plan, a true story from a recognized sports figure in The Playmakers, a few application questions in Time Out, and an assignment and place to record a few items for prayer. Guys will read about John Wooden’s love affair with his wife, how his wife’s prayers were answered when Chris Mortenson came to trust Jesus, and how the absence of Godly friends in his life impacted Michael Vick.
This is stuff that most guys will read, apply, and remember! The best thing is that a guy could complete the spiritual game plan alone, with 1 or 2 friends, or even in a men’s small group. The questions at the end of each day’s reading are perfect for individual or group study and the authors have included additional discussion questions in the appendix for each week’s readings. The book starts and ends with a clear and unashamed call for men follow Jesus. This is one book I will eagerly give to men in my family and in my church.
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