I have to say up front I cheated. I have been reading a devotional and rather than taking the 40 days that this devotional should be read. Instead I read it in about a week. Which means my opinion about a 40 day devotional will be a weeks worth.
To begin with I really did enjoy “Living Life in the Zone” by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew. Most devotionals are the “get-it-done” types that take about 5 minutes to get done and doesn’t ask “heart" questions.” Heart questions are the type of questions that cut to the heart. They are surface questions about the family, the weather, or books (to name a few subjects). Instead, they are questions that will get to the deeper issue and cause people to think and ponder. That is one thing I really liked about this book. The questions asked in the “Time Out” section are heart questions that will have the man reading thinking for a little while. Another thing I really enjoyed is that I learned a lot about different athletes and the careers they had.
A couple of things I didn’t like were some of the people they talked about in the book. This is a Christian devotional and yet in some of the areas Christian principals were applied to men that weren’t Christians. The second thing I didn’t like was that this was focused more for married men. I don’t have to tell you all, but I am not married. I really wish it wouldn’t have been so focused on married men, but overall I thought it was a great book.