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The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life [Hardcover]

By Jim Tressel (Author), Chris Fabry (With) & John Maxwell (Foreword by)
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The head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team outlines the principles set forth in the football handbook he developed for his players that provides tips and inspiration for achieving success in all aspects of life.

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"The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life" shares Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel's "Big Ten" fundamentals for success: Attitude, Discipline, Faith, Handling Adversity & Success, Excellence, Love, Toughness, Responsibility, Team, and Hope. Peppered with personal stories from Coach Tressel's storied coaching career, this book shares the fundamental lessons that he has been imparting to his players and coaching staffs for the past 20 years. A perfect blend of football stories, spiritual insights, motivational reading, and practical application, The Winners Manual provides an inside look at the core philosophy that has positively impacted the lives of thousands of student athletes and served as the foundation for two of the most successful college football programs of all time. Includes 8 pages of color photos and a foreword from "NYT" best-selling author John Maxwell. All of the proceeds from the book are being donated directly to the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library Renovation Campaign.Other features: Each chapter closes with a practical application section, where readers will be "coached" on how they can apply the lessons imparted throughout the book to their own lives, via the establishment of measurable goals. Provides a rare inside glimpse into the mind of one of the most respected coaches in college football history and into the huddle of one of the most successful football programs of all time. Filled with hundreds of inspirational stories, quotes and anecdotes.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life by Jim Tressel, Chris Fabry & John Maxwell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Retailing - 06/09/2008 page 7
  • Christian Retailing - 09/22/2008 page 17
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books - 03/23/2009 page 22

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages   268
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.09" Width: 6.48" Height: 1.04"
Weight:   1.09 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN  141432569X  
ISBN13  9781414325699  

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More About Jim Tressel, Chris Fabry & John Maxwell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tressel led Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years. He had previously coached Youngstown State to four Division I-AA National Championships. He was named the 2002 National Coach of the Year.

Jim Tressel currently resides in the state of Ohio.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Winners Manual?

Book Review  Jan 9, 2010
I received the book quick delivery and in good condition. The book itself was a gift and they enjoyed the reading. Jim Tressel has other books on this site to order and read!!!
More "self help" than I thought  Nov 27, 2009
This was more of a self help book than I expected or needed but it is a good read with a lot of great quotes. I got it because I am fan of coach Tressel and O.S.U. Go Bucks!
Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals  Oct 27, 2009
This is a book about the fundamentals it takes to succeed at any endeavor you wish to pursue. Tressel hits the nail on the head and I'm glad to see he steps up to the plate and shares his Christian faith. There are quotes and stories throughout the book you'll want to highlight and re-read. You don't need to be a football fan to appreciate the lessons found in the book. However, if you are a college football fan I highly recommend this. I'm a USC Trojan fan but after reading this book I'll be hoping Ohio State wins on Saturdays too (except when they play USC).
Gratitude, Humility and Hard Work  Sep 9, 2009
Gratitude, humility and hard work are the cornerstones of Jim Tressel's THE WINNERS MANUEL. Given to each of his OSU players at the start of new season, the manuel lays out Tressel's philosophy of life and coaching. Familiar, but not corny; straight forward, but not boring, Tressel always brings the discussion around to the importance of gratitude, humility and hard work, three virtues that he has built his career around and wants his OSU players to copy. The major weakness of the book is when he attempts to theologize and yet not offend in regard to Jesus.
Still, its very hard to be overly critical of such a likeable public figure.
Great Read  Jul 1, 2009
Great read for fans, but even better read for coaches and leaders. No wonder they have been so successful

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