Yes, this book is a VERY different book choice for me.
But you see… the hubster is a born and raised Redskin fan. Not a paint your face, wear red and gold all the time kind of fan, but a fan none the less.
So when I saw the opportunity to review Thomas Nelsons book about RG3, I grabbed it and figured I might be able to learn something and engage in some football speak with the hubster.
Robert Griffin III by Ted Kluck isn’t exactly what I thought it would be. But that’s coming from a gal who enjoys reading light Christian Romance and bible study type books.
Written in a sports newcaster type of way, Ted Kluck does do a really great job on not only giving you the back story of RG3, but also about some other great football stars.
I read this book out loud to my husband on a few long car rides and he really enjoyed the way it was written. We laughed at some of Ted Klucks funny comments and we both learned a lot, not only about RG3, but about football history too.
We were both a bit disappointed though that the book didn’t focus totally on RG3. Though the stats and history were interesting and fun to read, when we got to the end of the book, we didn’t really feel like we knew a whole more about RG3 than we did before we started.
All in all, Ted’s book is a good read, but would have liked to learn more about RG3 himself than the game.
From the publishers:
RG3 explores the athletic prowess, faith, and leadership of the NFL’s hottest star.
Robert Griffin III is a world-class athlete, a Heisman Trophy winner, team captain of the Washington Redskins, and NFL Rookie of the Year. Just twenty-two years old, he has begun his ascent as a game-changing NFL quarterback and living testimony of Christian faith. RG3 goes deep into the pressures of the NFL to showcase this young superstar’s abilities, faith, and leadership.
How does RG3 maintain his competitive edge? How does he deal with the pressure of carrying a historic franchise on his shoulders? Can he take the NFL pounding, week in and week out? What is the likely outcome of his career if he remains a “running quarterback”? How does he balance on- and off-field commitments? What’s his character like? What role does his faith play in all this?
RG3 is a great football book that offers an in-depth look at practices, media appearances, off-field commitments, on-field exploits, and quiet moments of leadership over the course of a season. Peek behind the curtain of an athlete in progress as he seeks to make a world-class impact with his talent and his faith at the same time.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine**