Sunday, October 24, 2010

Book Review: Living in the Zone by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew

I loved this book—and I’m a woman!  This book is written by and for men—in particular sports orientated men—but most importantly—married men!  However, women may find it interesting too!

Here’s a line I thought was interesting:

“Often what you see in your wife as a weakness are really her strengths that have been taken to an extreme.”

Oh, and this one gave me a chuckle:

“It’s easy to find fault in your wives…and if the food tastes terrible, doesn’t she expect total honesty out of you?

Your answer will reveal how long you have been married!”

I might add to this—And your answer may indicate how long you STAY married, too!

I don’t think men have enough spiritual, leadership, and relationship books like this one and I greatly encourage more books like this to be written!  Please hurry!  I think this book is excellent!  We all have a story to tell.  Telling a story and listening to a story is the best way to teach, learn and relate with others.

These stories are not second-hand from a counselor and then the counselor’s comments; these stories are first-hand from the “players” point of view. I think this book has a good ratio of stories and bible thoughts and supporting verses, but it’s not overwhelming.  The 40-Day reading plan is very manageable: There are only 5-6 pages per day.  As you can already tell—I give this book a very high rating and I would definitely recommend it to any man to read individually or as a men’s bible study group! Thank you!

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  1. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower. I noticed that you have an icon to print your posts. I downloaded the Joliprint feature on my blog and it will print out a PDF file of a post but it isn't printing any of my images. Your images do print out. I wonder if you did anything different to make your images print.
    Appreciate your help,

  3. OMG! I'm so sorry I didnt see your posts. Sandy, I just noticed yours in my spam email. Toyin, I appologize. I dont know why I never saw your comment. Sandy, I'll go check my code and see what I can tell you....I'll be back...

  4. Sandy, it wouldnt let me post all the code. I'll try to reply via email.

  5. Hi Sandy, I sent you an email b/c the comments wouldnt let me post a copy of my code. I hope you got my email. I notice you must have found a different print button though. I like your print button better anyway. Where did you find it? Thanks! Cheryl :)