Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds

Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds by Nick Foles

Nick Foles, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has played for different teams during his professional career. After a lull of disappointing play, he made a name for himself last February as the Superbowl MVP.

One of the themes of his book is the importance of relationships, which is fitting since Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. His relationships include so many names that the book sometimes reads like a “who's who” in the NFL.

When Foles started playing for the Eagles, he was competing with an injured Michael Vick for the starting position. This part of his story gave me a much better perspective on the challenges athletes face.

Faith is another important theme. We can learn so much through the people around us, and Nick's testimony is an example of that. Foles shares his faith without forcing it on people. His personality, especially his humility, comes through in the narrative. He shares some of his career failures as well.

Leadership and strength go hand in hand. A leader must be in a position of strength in order to be effective. Foles demonstrates that when you’re at your weakest, that's when God shows his strength. The book also stresses the importance of perseverance and self-discipline. I would recommend the book for young athletes. (Tyndale Momentum)

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