Facing the Blitz

Three Strategies for Turning Trials Into Triumphs

Jeff Kemp
Tony Dungy

Baker Publishing Group (publisher)

Every Trial Is an Opportunity to FlourishIn football, a blitz is an all-out attack. Defenses use them to force the quarterback into a mistake and create mayhem and destruction. But by its nature the blitz also creates an opportunity for the quarterback and his team, as it leaves holes in the defense. What looks like the worst play can become the best. During a life "blitz," when everything seems like it's collapsing--financially, relationally, spiritually, or physically--if you take initiative you can do more than just survive. You can grow, succeed, and advance. In Facing the Blitz, Jeff Kemp shares lessons he's learned through all kinds of life blitzes, both personal and professional. Discover how life is about transformation and being others-oriented; having the right mind-set can turn unnecessary fear and misery into courage and joy.No matter who you are--men, women, sports fans, business leaders, etc.--this book is about the things that matter in your life. Don't end up flat on your back when trouble comes. Learn to seize opportunities to flourish and grow. Includes end-of-chapter questions for assessment and application. Find out more at www.facingtheblitz.com."This book will make a difference in your life. You'll want to read, digest, and reread it. I hope you share it with friends to help them through their own difficulties and to strengthen their important teams, from family to business to sports."--Tony Dungy, author of Uncommon: Finding Your Path to SignificanceFacing the Blitz is a gem full of wisdom and hope and practical advice for anyone who fears suffering and difficulty. It's easy to read, remember, and use. Amazing!"--Pat Lencioni, president, The Table Group; bestselling author of The Advantage and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp knows well that blitzes can knock you flat on your back--but if you're prepared, you can beat the blitz for a huge play. In Facing the Blitz, Kemp transforms this on-field knowledge into real-life wisdom, teaching you how to beat the blitzes in your life and turn them into victories."--William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education and host of the nationally syndicated talk show Morning in America"Every one of us will be confronted by seemingly insurmountable odds at some point. Facing the Blitz provides solid, biblical advice for confronting life's most difficult challenges."--Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family"As a quarterback, Jeff Kemp knows the blitz well and gives us preparation and training for life's blitzes."--Darrel Billups, ThD, executive director, National Coalition of Ministries to Men"A must-read. My hope is that, by reading this book, we all may be better equipped to deal with tough situations and emerge stronger and wiser from the experience."--Mike Holmgren, former head coach, Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers"Jeff is a man of deep faith, love, and leadership. He's as prepared to face the blitz as well as anyone I know--and I'm not talking about just when he was an NFL quarterback. Read, learn, and apply. Valuable lessons for life's greatest challenges."--Jim Nantz, CBS sportscaster"With time-honored wisdom, Jeff leads the reader past the pitfalls of defeat and depression into a broad, spacious place of hard-won contentment and, yes, even joy."--Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center"Jeff Kemp's Facing the Blitz is a game-changer for every man. Suit up and read this book--it's game time!"--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president and CEO, FamilyLife

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