Quiet Strength

Tony Dungy


The book i read is Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy it is a memoir about Tony's life. The book talks about all the ups and downs tony had to go through in his life and different ways to get through it. This book also teaches you principles and ways to be happy and overcome anything and there is also many lessons that you can learn from reading this book.

Authors Purpose

The authors purpose for writing this book is to teach you how you can have inner strength by using Tony Dungy as a example. Many things happened to tony in his life but he always had faith that things will get better and he stayed positive. There are many ways to have strength, Tony Relied on God to help him get through everything. If you have strength then you can get through most things as long as you don't give up.

Three Concepts

  1. Family
  2. Discipline
  3. Positive
Tony Dungy - Quiet Strength

Greatest Impression

The section in this book that made the greatest impression on me is two chapters and they are Death By Inches and An Unforgetble Season. These two chapters made a impression on me because it is when most of the events happen the good and the bad things. The good things is that the colts were doing really good in the 2005 season they were at one point 10-0 and they earned a bye week in the playoffs. The season before the 2005 season Tony's father called him and told him he was diagnosed with leukemia his father was able to recover but one day something went wrong and he was rushed to the hospital and Tony got another call that he needs to go to the hospital to spend time with his father before he dies and he died later that night. During the 2005 season tony got a phone call informing him that his oldest soon had taken his life. After those two bad things he still found a way to stay positive


I would rate this book a 5. I rate this book a 5 because it kept me Engaged throughout the book it also gave advice on many things and there was lots of lessons to be learned and its also very inspiring.

2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!

Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach—especially a football coach—to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, now updated with a new chapter, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family—and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed.

The softcover edition of this #1 New York Times best-seller includes a new chapter! In it, Coach reflects on the 2007 football season and last year's successful hardcover release of Quiet Strength. Also features a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color-photo insert. Over 1 million in print! Tyndale House Publishers

Two Passages

Page 38 Paragraph 3

This passage shows how tony relied on god to remain positive after he didn't get drafted

Page 267 Paragraph 1

This passage shows how everything that has happened gets to someone and it is sometimes hard to remain postive


The connection i made is between my life and this book tony and i both lost someone unexpectedly from leukemia when we though that everything was better so i understand how that feels. My uncle told us that he was almost done with treatment and everything was going to be okay he was going to receive blood from my dad but he got sick and even tho he got over that we got a call on November 2nd from my cousin that my uncle was in the hospital and they called back later and said that he didn't make it.

Tony's Accomplishments

Super Bowl Champion

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