Super Book for Super Bowl Fans: “All-Pro Wisdom”

I’m back after an extended absence with some exciting news that actually helps explain that absence.

Super Bowl fever is spreading here in Colorado, but even if you don’t like the Broncos or Seahawks, you will love the new book I wrote with NFL All-Pro center Matt Birk and business/leadership guru Rich Chapman: All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices That Lead to Greatness.

Birk_Allprowisdom book coverMatt is scheduled to discuss the book on “Hannity” on Fox News this Thursday night Jan. 30.

In his 15 seasons in the NFL, Matt was a two-time All-Pro NFL center and was the NFL’s 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year. (He was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens team that beat the Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship game, but even that can be  forgiven.)

All-Pro Wisdom explores issues of character and commitment that lead to greatness in all areas of life, and features insights from other all-pro players, including the NFL’s 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year Jason Witten, Jerod Allen, Anquan Boldin, Adrian Peterson, Troy Polamalu and Aaron Rodgers.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote the foreword to the book, saying, “This is not a book about football. It is a book about choices.”

You can learn more about the book here and purchase the book here.

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Available Now: What Would Jesus Ask?

This just in:

What Would Jesus Ask? 10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life, my new project with Jim Dixon, is now available.


If you’re in the Denver area, you can hear Dr. Dixon preach on selected chapters from the book on Sept. 22, Oct. 13, and other dates (check here for details).

You can read more about the book here.

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E-book explores insights of the dying

Today, Lois and I are celebrating the release of our first e-book: Lessons for the Living from the Dying. We talked to a number of hospice workers to see what they learned about life from the dying people they serve. Here’s the official info:

Someday. That’s when many of us plan to finally start those long-delayed travel, reading, fitness and personal projects. But for those whose days are truly numbered, “someday” may never come.

Those who are dying have a hard-won clarity about life’s limits. Fortunately for us, they often share their wisdom, advice and regrets about life with hospice workers, those skilled companions who devote countless hours to serving people who are in their final days. In this inspiring and gripping book, we are invited to embrace end-of-life lessons so that we can start living better lives–not just someday, but today.

If you participate in a death cafe, or simply interested in living well and ending well, you should find something helpful. Available from Bondfire Books through Amazon.

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