Living in the Zone walks men through 40 days of Bible study and self-evaluation. The book is designed for those who love sports, and each chapter contains a story of someone associated with the world of athletics who models a specific and needed trait.
The 40-day approach has been all the rage lately, probably due to the success of Fireproof and its 40-day Love Dare. “Zone” is a book that is challenging, and will really cause men to think.
The 40 days are divided into 6 “zones” in which men need to evaluate their success and maturity against what God has to say in His Word. Maybe the most challenging is the zone of “work.” We often place work in its own compartment and fail to use it for spiritual purposes. The words of this book help us balance that against God’s Word.
The book is very much “devotional level,” but it is still challenging. Each chapter ends with questions and an assignment. Some of these assignments, though, are truly challenging. Some are more than one-day assignments, which might turn a few readers away.
Overall, I found the book to be helpful, and a needed reminder. If you are looking for a simple devotional book for men, this is a book to pick up. If you are looking for a deeper Bible study, you might want to look elsewhere.
I reviewed this book for Booksneeze.com, in exchange for a free copy of the book.