It was a joy and a privilege for me to serve as developmental editor with Jeff Kemp (Family Life Vice President and former NFL Quarterback) in the writing of his book, Facing the Blitz: Three Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs, released March 24th by Bethany House Publishers. It is available at your local bookstore, bethanyhouse.com or by calling 1-800-877-2665.
About Facing the Blitz:
In football, a “blitz” is an all-out attack. Defenses use them to force the quarterback into a mistake and create mayhem and destruction. But by its nature the blitz also creates an opportunity for the quarterback and his team. What looks like the worst play can become the best.
During a life “blitz,” when everything seems like it’s collapsing–financially, relationally, spiritually, or physically–if you take initiative you can do more than just survive. You can grow, succeed, and advance. In Facing the Blitz, Jeff Kemp shares lessons he’s learned through all kinds of life blitzes, both personal and professional. Readers will discover how triumph is about transformation and being others-oriented; having the right mind-set can turn unnecessary fear and misery into courage and joy.
What people are saying about Facing the Blitz:
“This book will make a difference in your life. You’ll want to read, digest, and reread it. I hope you share it with friends to help them through their own difficulties and to strengthen their important teams, from family to business to sports.”
– TONY DUNGY, Former NFL Coach, author of Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
“Jeff Kemp’s Facing the Blitz is a game-changer for every man. Suit up and read this book–it’s game time!”
–DR. DENNIS RAINEY, President and CEO, FamilyLife
“Facing the Blitz is a gem full of wisdom and hope and practical advice for anyone who fears suffering and difficulty. It’s easy to read, remember, and use. Amazing!”
– PAT LENCIONI, president, The Table Group; bestselling author of The Advantage and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
“Having battled stage III cancer and living daily with chronic pain, I know something about turning trials into triumphs. And Facing the Blitz demonstrates that Jeff Kemp knows about it, too. With remarkable clarity, stellar illustrations, and time-honored wisdom, Jeff leads the reader past the pitfalls of defeat and depression into a broad, spacious place of hard-won contentment and, yes, even joy. Every follower of God wants to face his trials with grace, and the outstanding book you hold in your hands is indeed your guide!”
– JONI EARECKSON TADA, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp knows well that blitzes can knock you flat on your back–but if you’re prepared, you can beat the blitz for a huge play. In Facing the Blitz, Kemp transforms this on-field knowledge into real-life wisdom, teaching you how to beat the blitzes in your life and turn them into victories.”
– WILLIAM BENNETT, former U.S. Secretary of Education and host of the nationally syndicated talk show Morning in America
“Facing the Blitz is not for spectators. It’s for any of us on the field of reality, in the game of life. …This book shines the light on the way of hope and growth, and will make a positive impact on other people.”
– DR. TONY EVANS, president, the Urban Alternative; author, Kingdom Man; senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship