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Multnomah Books The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook

An NFL quarterback and his influential pastor show men how to lead--inmarriage and family, business and life--for a legacy that lasts.

What are the parallels between a quarterback leading his team to achampionship and a husband and father leading his family into a happy,successful future? As it turns out, plenty. In this motivating, story-driven journeyfor men of all ages, NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and Pastor Matt Carter lay downthe building blocks of positive character, and help men embrace their full potentialfor "strong, tender, gospel-centered" influence in home and community.

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Review 1 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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Men can find guidance through this book

Date:January 17, 2014
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Location:North Carolian
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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The Real Win by Colt McCoy and Matt Carter is an excellent book for men of all walks of life. Young men could read this book to help them prepare for life. Adult men can find advice and help for every area and stage of their lives. The book covers topics that have to do with the home, the workplace, personal character, and leaving a worthy legacy behind. Any man seeking to better himself will find guidance through this book.
The beginning of the book introduces these two authors to us. Colt McCoy is currently the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Matt Carter is the pastor of Austin Stone Community Church. Both of these men offer wide perspectives from their very different lives. The premise of this book has to do with the fact that often we see men who are successful according to the world’s standards, but then fail in areas of life that we all consider to be valuable: marriage, family, integrity, etc. The main source for these problems is one of idolatry.
The next section of the book deals with the home. The authors give eight sin traps that men are prone to fall into and how to avoid them. They proceed to show how the husband/wife relationship is second in importance to our relationships with our wives. Men must understand how to love their wives. Finally, the authors explain the father’s role as spiritual leader within the home. The man must make sure his relationship with God is right, then lead his wife in her relationship to God, and finally see that his children have a right relationship to God.
The next section of the book explains the man’s role in the workplace. The authors present several idols that many men place before God in their desire to be successful at work. They encourage men to follow the principles of God’s Word in conducting business. This attitude starts when we realize that God has sovereignty placed us in our work, so He is our true “boss." We should work in an excellent way so as to please Him in all we do. This will also dictate our relationships with co-workers of the opposite sex.
The final section of the book centers on personal character. The authors explain why we face trials and what our attitude and outlook should be as we go through trials. They also demonstrate what it means to leave a legacy of whole-hearted service to the Lord. We can do this as we live a life that obviously shows what God is doing in our hearts, remaining faithful to our wives and families, and by being courageous to fulfill the calling that God has placed on each of our lives.
This book was wonderful and easy to read. The end of the book also includes a study guide that goes along with each chapter of the book. So, this book would be great for a person to read alone, or for a group of men to study and encourage each other together. (Critique by Bobby Lyles)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for our honest review. No compensation was received for this review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
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Review 2 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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Practicle and Biblical

Date:November 18, 2013
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pastor les
Location:Williamston,MI
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This is a very Biblical and practile book for men.It is well written and readable. I was impressed with the Biblical knowlege and practicle application from these young men. Young physically but mature spiritually. I was especially impressed with the chapter on temptation and chapter Six "What You Care About The Most".This chapter is well worth the price of the book and overall an interesting,life changing "Good read."
I highly recommend it.
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Review 3 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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well written for males ages 20's 30's

Date:September 13, 2013
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the authors speak of their personal journey a quick read ,recommended book to younger males in my study group. insight into struggles they face and now to apply Gods standards to resolve.
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Review 4 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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easy to read

Date:July 23, 2013
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Location:Vermont
Age:35-44
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The Real Win, written by quarterback Colt McCoy and Matt Carter is a book written by men, for men! :) I got a chance to read and review this book and though I am not a man, I did enjoy it and recommend it to a male audience. My husband is already enjoying it, and he is not a big reader.
The book's authors focus on different topics of importance in a Christian man's life, such as your legacy, your role as spiritual leader in your home, being tempted, idolatry, trials, and others. They are topics that are relevant and important.
The way this book is written is using illustrations from the lives of the authors. They are little windows into their lives, which many people can identify with. They are not all illustrious, from little to large pictures of how we fail in our own strength, but how God can use us and grow us. There is Scripture and Scriptural principals used throughout the book, not just these men's ideas, but teaching from the Bible.
I think that one of the best aspects of this book, to me, is that it is very readable. What do I mean by that? It's not dry, trudge -through-it reading, but rather is written in an interesting fashion. This is a great way to teach. I would definitely recommend this book; it would also make a great gift for a man you know!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
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Review 5 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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The Real Trap - Pursuing Wrong Things

Date:July 6, 2013
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AlandWynda
Location:Minot, ND
Age:35-44
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The authors don't break much new ground, however, they communicate in a way that many men will understand and find relevant. Things are stated in a simple, straightforward manner. The author's are both willing to give examples from their lives of times they failed and the impact those failures had on them and those around them. They also share how the relationships they strained were able to be restored and the changes they made in their life through God's leading.
The book contains several key points. One assertion the author's make is that the biggest trap many men face is idolatry - trying to find success, satisfaction and achievement through what they are able to do or accomplish; whether it is through achievements in sports, business, the church, or one's community. Unfortunately, the only thing that can ultimately satisfy is God's love, and the things we pursue on our own, even if they are good, will only distract us from the best.
The study guide at the end is an added bonus that individuals or groups can use to discuss the book even further. I would recommend this book to men.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah through their Blogging for Books Program in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Review 6 for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success - eBook
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The Real Win is a Real Need

Date:May 25, 2013
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mattparks35
Location:Carthage, MO
Age:25-34
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This book speaks to men about being men. Inbred in all men is a desire to win. Maybe not all of us are as competitive as the next man, but all men have a born desire to accomplish something worth accomplishing. But the problem for many men is that they seek and oftentimes achieve accomplishments that do not satisfy. They pursue the wrong things. The Real Win speaks truth in the dark places of a man’s soul. Using sports as a platform to share the gospel to men, these two authors pack a punch to the gut of every man through football analogies and an easy-to-read style.
Not being much of a sports fan, I was a bit skeptical about reading this book. But after reading it, I would definitely recommend it to any man, especially those who love sports. Off the top of my head, I can think of a handful of friends and family that would benefit from this book. The material in the book is nothing new or profound, but it is timeless. It transcends all ages and time periods. I received this book free from the publisher as part of a blogging program and was not obligated to write a positive review.
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