Monday, July 1, 2013
Book Review: The Real Win by Colt McCoy and Matt Carter
Many churches that sought to make men realize what their calling from God truly is. More and more sermons are devoted to Biblical manhood as well a books and Bible Studies. The Real Win is the latest book on Biblical manhood from Matt Carter, one of the pastors of the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX, and Colt McCoy, former quarterback for the Texas Longhorns who recently signed with the San Francisco 49ers. I have to confess, Christian books from former or current NFL players are usually not filled with sound doctrine and, overall, not the best reading material. This book, however is not one of those books because it is filled with Biblical teaching on manhood.
Colt McCoy and Matt Carter share their struggles in the Christian life which also includes Colt's desire to win the National Championship and Matt's obsession with being a great pastor along with his battle with cancer. Book of them realized their position in Christ was more secured than what they were pursuing. The book deals with men leading their families well along with working hard from the glory of God, dealing with temptation and leaving a legacy. Each chapter backed with Biblical truth as well as personal testimonies from both McCoy and Carter.
Now for those wondering what does The Real Win mean, Carter and McCoy wrote:
The real win means trusting the Lord and walking with Jesus no matter what...That kind of faithfulness is possible for any man who follows God with all his heart. No matter what circumstances threaten him, a faithful man is the most truly confident man in the room.
This book was one of the best books on manhood I have ever read. I love the truth packed into the book and the openness of McCoy and Carter. Every wife should get her husband this book and every father should pass this down to his son(s).
Thanks Multnomah for letting me review this book.
One more thing, in case you have not seen this video, prepare to be amazed. I think McCoy is rubbing off on Carter.