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Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn't Lie
Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn't Lie

Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn't Lie

Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time
By Jimmy Dykes, Foreword by Rece Davis

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160 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

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ISBN 9781629377902

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Mar 2020)

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Overview

Whether you're experiencing a difficult period in life or simply feel called to something greater, this book is certain to provoke men to live with passion, conviction, and bold determination
Elite level coaches, business owners, CEOs and difference-makers from all walks of life share a common trait: they are masters at the process of evaluating. Film sessions are the life blood of any successful sports team. They understand and respect a simple fact: the film doesn't lie. If you watched your personal "game film," would it show someone who is accountable to himself and his family, who turns belief into action? Or would you see someone complacent, out of balance, or distracted from God's word? Film reveals the truth, and embracing truth is what leads to change, growth, and improvement. ESPN broadcaster and coach Jimmy Dykes guides readers through a tough but crucial evaluation process, incorporating wisdom from both sports and scripture as he demonstrates how to search your heart like a coach scrutinizes game film.

Reviews

"As a college basketball coach, I'm constantly watching film. We review film every day in an attempt to get better because the film never lies, it reveals who we really are, both individually and as a team. I've long admired Jimmy Dykes, not only as a leader, communicator and coach, but as a man of faith. In his book, Jimmy masterfully communicates the importance of evaluating where you are in crucial areas of your life. You'll learn what your film reveals about your heart when it comes to areas like forgiveness, obedience, the power of your spoken words, hearing God's voice and adhering to His plans. The Film Doesn't Lie is a must read for anyone pursuing a life of conviction, bold determination, stronger relationships and a more authentic walk with the Lord." — Rick Barnes, Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee  

"Our mission should always be working hard to get better. The book The Film Doesn't Lie, by Jimmy Dykes, allows you to take an honest, open look at your life and wholeheartedly pursue God with genuine passion and conviction. Jimmy speaks to your heart about accountability and striving to get better every day in our walk with Christ."— Cuonzo Martin, Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Missouri

"Eye control is one of the main fundamentals when developing players at all levels of the game of football. The same can be said about daily life. Every day, men are hit with distractions that keep our eyes off of what's most important - our relationship with Christ. I've known Jimmy Dykes for over 20 years as a coach, analyst, and friend. In The Film Doesn't Lie, Jimmy adds needed focus in our pursuit of a real God."— Gus Malzahn, Head Football Coach, Auburn University  

Author Biography

Jimmy Dykes first joined ESPN at the start of the 1995-1996 men's college basketball season as a game and studio analyst and is entering his 21st season as one of ESPN's top college basketball analyst. Dykes served as the women's head basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, from 2014-2017. Rece Davis joined ESPN in 1995 and is the host for ESPN College GameDay and a play-by-play commentator.

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Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn’t Lie

Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time

By Jimmy Dykes / Foreword by Rece Davis

 


Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

The world’s best athletes, coaches, businesses and leaders understand that winning isn’t enough. Real success comes from the constant drive to improve. By taking stock of their teams and organizations, they identify areas of concern and implement changes to achieve new heights.

 

In Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn’t Lie: Evaluating Your Life One Play at a Time (Triumph Books, Mar 3, 2020), ESPN broadcaster and former college basketball coach Jimmy Dykes explores how these same lessons can be applied on an individual level. Dykes demonstrates how, by approaching life as a coach approaches game film, with honest, forthright and sincere scrutiny, people can strengthen their relationships with one another and pursue an authentic walk with God. This great new title invites readers to appraise their own game film and offers insights for making meaningful life changes. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from ESPN’s Rece Davis highlighting the impact of Dykes’ words to inspire and change the hearts of men
  • Personal stories of perseverance and uncommon faith in a life-changing God
  • Establishing “nonnegotiables” to maintain commitments to family, God and oneself
  • How to make honest, difficult evaluations of your personal game film, and the importance of following through with the actions to affect change
  • Anecdotes and insights from athletes and sports personalities on commitment, forgiveness, obedience and more

 

Jimmy Dykes: The Film Doesn’t Lie offers readers a guide to establishing a firm grip on God’s hand through self-evaluation. Through a combination of sports, scripture and personal experiences, this engaging and accessible new title will help people from all walks of life make meaningful changes to deepen their faith and contentment.

 

About the Author:

Jimmy Dykes first joined ESPN at the start of the 1995-1996 men's college basketball season as a game and studio analyst and is entering his 21st season as one of ESPN's top college basketball analyst.

 

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