Finding books that interest men can be difficult. Finding devotional books that interest men is almost impossible. “Living Life in the Zone” is a perfect devotional for the man who loves sports and wants his life to be pleasing to God. Over forty days the authors provide devotions over six areas of men’s lives such as work, family relationships, and the future.
Each devotion gives an overview of biblical council for that day’s devotion as a “coaches corner.” Once the biblical “game plan” has been set, the authors give evidence of someone who lived out the game plan, and at times, shows the consequences of not living out the biblical plan. The devotion ends with a series of questions, a daily assignment, and a place to list praises and concerns to bring before God.
The topics are varied, but none of them go too deep. I believe it would be a great book for a man who desires to live more faithfully, or is new to the Christian faith. It is also a great book for a man who likes sports and has been bored by other devotionals. While there may not be anything earth shattering here, it leads a man through how to set time aside for God, and look at their lives through the lens of scripture. It also gives men an inside look at some sports figures and how they’ve integrated Christian values into their lives.
This book also has an index that lists the “Play Maker” and the page of their story.