067 - Bum Phillips

A professional football coach who meets Jesus and lives on a ranch.  An interesting story about an interesting man.  Bum lives most of his life as a good man, but it’s not till later that he discovers his need for Christ. 

I thought the book was interesting and a pretty quick read.  Bum is a great man who lived an amazing life.  I enjoyed reading about his experience coaching highschool football and working alongside Bear Bryant.  The only thing I had issue with was when Bum made it pretty clear that “All-star” Christians don’t drink or smoke or curse.  The only problem with this thinking is that it leads to legalism.  However, this thinking is very popular with those who are Bum’s generation.

The book didn’t have too much spiritual depth and rather was more along the lines of a book written for his children.  There were several points in the book where as I read I figured the section was written for Bum’s family rather than just any reader.  

I received this book free from Lucid Books via Books4Bloggers, which is a bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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