Me, Me, Me

I have been thinking a lot lately about how our selfish society becomes even more selfish with the use of blogs, facebook, twitter and myspace. I know it’s funny that I mention this on my own blog :).

For those of you who are on facebook all hours of the day, I do not need to know when and where you are going to eat dinner or how many hours of sleep you got last night and I really don’t need 20 posts from you a day. Facebook is nice because you are able to get messages out to a lot of people at once but those who tell me what farm or zoo animals they need all day long are on my last nerve.

In a society that teaches people to take care of number one, the information super highway just adds to that teaching. I mean, most of my posts on FB are about what is going on with me in my life but what if we started sharing about one person that is less fortunate than us? What is we asked people to pray for those who are hurting or lost? Wouldn’t that be a better use of this thing we call social networking?

Living Life in The Zone book review

Living Life in the Zone

A 40-Day Spiritual Game Plan for Men

Kyle Rote Jr

Dr. Joe Pettigrew

 Living Life in the Zone is a 40 day devotional for men. Focusing on many different areas in a man’s life, the book covers all bases including marriage, fatherhood, working relationships and Spiritual relationships.

The book is structured specifically for sports fans with each chapter consisting of a coach’s corner which is a brief overview of the chapter, a game plan which list specific scripture verses relating to the issue being discussed, a playmakers section which highlights sports personalities who are living that example, a time out which consists of discussion or reflection questions and today’s assignment which is a challenge to the reader.

The highlight of the book was definitely the glimpse into many sports figures personal lives. Some of the people highlighted in the book were Larry Bird, Coach Bobby Bowden, Coach Bear Bryant, Coach Tony Dungy, Roger Staubach, Magic Johnson, Kurt Warner and Michael Jordan.

There are additional discussion questions at the end of the book which would be helpful aids for a group study. With the easy to read format, the homework would be minimal for those involved in a group study but the questions will allow men to delve more deeply into each of the topics presented.