Monday, June 22, 2015

Book Review - Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life Teen Edition by Coach Dru Joyce II

Beyond Championships, Teen Edition, is written by Coach Dru Joyce II (with Chris Morrow) and is published by Zondervan.

I have lots of books for my teenage daughter, but not so much for my son. This is a playbook of sorts for young people written by a famous basketball coach who "has been there and done that." Coach Dru Joyce has been a mentor to promising young athletes - even to LeBron James. LeBron James met Joyce at a vulnerable time in his life and, with Joyce's influence, went on to become a household name.

The center of the book has some pictures of Coach Dru Joyce and his family, along with some of the players and others who were influential in his life. The end of each chapter has questions for the teen reader to ask himself and then answer.

I enjoyed reading through this "playbook for winning at life" and feel that it is a great tool for my son to use in his daily devotional time. I especially liked the chapter titled "Discipline Determines your Destiny" because I absolutely believe that is true.

I recommend this book to others with teenagers who might or might not be interested in sports. It's a great read and a thought provoking.

*I received Beyond Championships, Teen Edition, in exchange for my honest opinion.*

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