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Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach—especially a football coach—to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, now updated with a new chapter, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family—and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed.

The softcover edition of this #1 New York Times best-seller includes a new chapter! In it, Coach reflects on the 2007 football season and last year's successful hardcover release of Quiet Strength. Also features a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color-photo insert. Over 1 million in print!

Topics: American Football, Sports, Spirituality , Coaches, Family, Leadership, Christianity, Love, Inspirational, Success, and First Person Narration

Published: Tyndale House Publishers on Dec 9, 2011
ISBN: 9781414340999
List price: $15.99
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NFL football coach Tony Dungy reflects on his personal and professional life; discussing his childhood, family, religious beliefs, coaching practices, Super Bowl victory, and more. Includes photographs.read more
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Excellent book- Mr. Dungy is a great inspiration as a husband,friend,coach,christian,parent- you name it. Top Ten of 2007!read more
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Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy is a book about the career of the author Tony Dungy. It follows him from a Super Bowl winning player to Super Bowl winning coach. As a player he won with the Steelers in the ’70’s and as a head coach in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts.I thought the book was good because it gave you a behind the scenes look at what goes into playing on Sundays. It also gave an inside look on how teams build their rosters. I thought that was pretty cool. I’d recommend the book to any sports fan.read more
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What a great look inside the life of the Coach Dungy’s coaching principles and God-honoring lifestyle!With the help of Nathan Whitaker - a personal friend of the Dungys, Coach Dungy has written an amazing account of his life up-through the Colts’ Super Bowl win last year! Reading through much of the history of this great NFL coach and seeing how God has continued to be his focus throughout his adult life, it is encouraging to cheer on Coach Dungy and “my” Indianapolis Colts.The book is exciting for my football-loving mind, too, in that it reads occasionally like a play-by-play of some of the high-profile games I sat on the edge of my seat during. To read those same plays coming from the coach of the team I was cheering for brings a new angle and excitement.I recommend this book to any Colts fan AND/OR to anyone looking to read about a person who puts his faith in Christ first before his career - and how that faith interweaves throughout his dealings in life!Coach Dungy is a hero in my book - even before reading his book!read more
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Inspirational and very encouraging. Dungy is a great man of integrity and faith.The writing was distracting for me at times in its simplicity. The change between paragraph thoughts caused whip-lash at least a few times ever chapter.read more
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This amazing book was read in one sitting, albeit on a flight from LA to Detroit. I'll admit that being a sports nut and a Pittsburgh Steeler's fan / fanatic helped me a lot in enjoying the book. My wife who is not a sports fan put it down after one chapter. This book is a must read for any person that struggles with the balance of religion and sports. Tony Dungy is a tremendous example of how to life life to its fullest in the sports world.read more
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it was about how it felt to win the super bowl and he was talking about his child hood and thing like that.read more
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This was my favorite biography this year. Lots of fascinating sports trivia, but the examples of struggling through difficult times and learning to depend more fully on Jesus Christ were inspiring. Some of my favorites quotes:
“If you're going to be a good teacher, you can't just teach the A students. A good teacher is the one who helps everyone earn an A.” Tony’s dad, Dr. Wilbur Dungy
“What’s important is not the accolades and memories of success but the way you respond when opportunities are denied.”
“I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn’t always mean equal.”
“The truth is that most people have a better chance to be uncommon by effort than by natural gifts.”
“Despite all the good things that occurred that year, I can still look back and say that 1978 was the first season in my life in which sports weren’t the most important thing to me. I finally realized that how I lived on earth was just as important as my salvation. God had me here for a reason, and it wasn’t just to play ball. It was then that the words of Matthew 16:26 really started to sink in: ‘And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?’"
“most of the failings of biblical leaders were spiritual rather than tactical. I needed to be prepared as much spiritually as I was in the Xs and Os.”
“Pain can be a highly effective instructor”
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver
“He didn't call me to be successful in the world's eyes; He called me to be faithful.”
“I coach football, But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.”
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This is a biography of Tony Dungy with specific emphasis on his NFL coaching career. Tony is a religious man who was a mediocre football player, mediocre coach, and lost his son due to suicide. I did not find his story inspiring. He gives God the credit for some of the game victories. It reminds me of two sides in a war with each claiming that God is on their side. It is unclear why his son committed suicide, but Tony admits that he did not spend the quality time with his family that his father did with him. I find it interesting that the Buccaneers went to the super bowl after Tony was fired and a new coach took control of the team. He was fortunate to have a talented team in Indianapolis. I wonder if that had anything to do with the Colts going to the super bowl. Hmmm. I suspect Tony is a decent guy, but he doesn't seem particularly special or inspiring to me. I will take Lance Armstrong over this guy any day of the week.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family--and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed. Includes a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color photo insert.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Excellent book written in a conversational style. Dungy is a great role model and his book is a true inspiration.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I was on vacation and saw someone reading Quiet Strength. It looked interesting in spite of the fact that I could care less about football. It was. Tony Dingy is a top notch person and football is more than the hit-em, score em game. It was well worth the read.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I liked Dungy more after reading this than before. A good guy. One of the most amusing anecdotes concerns his Minnesota college team playing Ohio State in the '80s. OSU came out on the field for warmups and Dungy thought, "hey, they don't look so big." It turned out that those were just the skill position players, and the behemoths had not yet come on field.read more
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NFL football coach Tony Dungy reflects on his personal and professional life; discussing his childhood, family, religious beliefs, coaching practices, Super Bowl victory, and more. Includes photographs.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Excellent book- Mr. Dungy is a great inspiration as a husband,friend,coach,christian,parent- you name it. Top Ten of 2007!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy is a book about the career of the author Tony Dungy. It follows him from a Super Bowl winning player to Super Bowl winning coach. As a player he won with the Steelers in the ’70’s and as a head coach in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts.I thought the book was good because it gave you a behind the scenes look at what goes into playing on Sundays. It also gave an inside look on how teams build their rosters. I thought that was pretty cool. I’d recommend the book to any sports fan.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
What a great look inside the life of the Coach Dungy’s coaching principles and God-honoring lifestyle!With the help of Nathan Whitaker - a personal friend of the Dungys, Coach Dungy has written an amazing account of his life up-through the Colts’ Super Bowl win last year! Reading through much of the history of this great NFL coach and seeing how God has continued to be his focus throughout his adult life, it is encouraging to cheer on Coach Dungy and “my” Indianapolis Colts.The book is exciting for my football-loving mind, too, in that it reads occasionally like a play-by-play of some of the high-profile games I sat on the edge of my seat during. To read those same plays coming from the coach of the team I was cheering for brings a new angle and excitement.I recommend this book to any Colts fan AND/OR to anyone looking to read about a person who puts his faith in Christ first before his career - and how that faith interweaves throughout his dealings in life!Coach Dungy is a hero in my book - even before reading his book!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Inspirational and very encouraging. Dungy is a great man of integrity and faith.The writing was distracting for me at times in its simplicity. The change between paragraph thoughts caused whip-lash at least a few times ever chapter.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This amazing book was read in one sitting, albeit on a flight from LA to Detroit. I'll admit that being a sports nut and a Pittsburgh Steeler's fan / fanatic helped me a lot in enjoying the book. My wife who is not a sports fan put it down after one chapter. This book is a must read for any person that struggles with the balance of religion and sports. Tony Dungy is a tremendous example of how to life life to its fullest in the sports world.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
it was about how it felt to win the super bowl and he was talking about his child hood and thing like that.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This was my favorite biography this year. Lots of fascinating sports trivia, but the examples of struggling through difficult times and learning to depend more fully on Jesus Christ were inspiring. Some of my favorites quotes:
“If you're going to be a good teacher, you can't just teach the A students. A good teacher is the one who helps everyone earn an A.” Tony’s dad, Dr. Wilbur Dungy
“What’s important is not the accolades and memories of success but the way you respond when opportunities are denied.”
“I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn’t always mean equal.”
“The truth is that most people have a better chance to be uncommon by effort than by natural gifts.”
“Despite all the good things that occurred that year, I can still look back and say that 1978 was the first season in my life in which sports weren’t the most important thing to me. I finally realized that how I lived on earth was just as important as my salvation. God had me here for a reason, and it wasn’t just to play ball. It was then that the words of Matthew 16:26 really started to sink in: ‘And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?’"
“most of the failings of biblical leaders were spiritual rather than tactical. I needed to be prepared as much spiritually as I was in the Xs and Os.”
“Pain can be a highly effective instructor”
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver
“He didn't call me to be successful in the world's eyes; He called me to be faithful.”
“I coach football, But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.”
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This is a biography of Tony Dungy with specific emphasis on his NFL coaching career. Tony is a religious man who was a mediocre football player, mediocre coach, and lost his son due to suicide. I did not find his story inspiring. He gives God the credit for some of the game victories. It reminds me of two sides in a war with each claiming that God is on their side. It is unclear why his son committed suicide, but Tony admits that he did not spend the quality time with his family that his father did with him. I find it interesting that the Buccaneers went to the super bowl after Tony was fired and a new coach took control of the team. He was fortunate to have a talented team in Indianapolis. I wonder if that had anything to do with the Colts going to the super bowl. Hmmm. I suspect Tony is a decent guy, but he doesn't seem particularly special or inspiring to me. I will take Lance Armstrong over this guy any day of the week.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family--and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed. Includes a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color photo insert.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Excellent book written in a conversational style. Dungy is a great role model and his book is a true inspiration.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I was on vacation and saw someone reading Quiet Strength. It looked interesting in spite of the fact that I could care less about football. It was. Tony Dingy is a top notch person and football is more than the hit-em, score em game. It was well worth the read.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I liked Dungy more after reading this than before. A good guy. One of the most amusing anecdotes concerns his Minnesota college team playing Ohio State in the '80s. OSU came out on the field for warmups and Dungy thought, "hey, they don't look so big." It turned out that those were just the skill position players, and the behemoths had not yet come on field.
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