Facing The Blitz – Three Strategies for Turning Trials Into Triumphs by Jeff Kemp

“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, as it leaves holes in the defense. What looks like the worst play can become the best.” (taken from http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/facing-the-blitz/355352)

A blitz is something crazy, it’s something that can cause panic and change the order of things like maybe a little bit of organized chaos. A blitz can also change things for the better, like in football, whereas someone doesn’t expect a certain something  to happen from you and their absolutely excited about it. Thing’s in life happen a lot whether it’s good, bad or somewhere in between. We won’t know what kind of ‘blitz’ it will be until we face it head on.

That’s exactly like this book. Jeff Kemp does an excellent job discussing the ‘blitz’ play of football and how it relates to our personal lives, where it’s a turn for the worse, or maybe just something that’s unexpected but it turns out to be something amazing later on down the road. He gives key examples from his own life, which definitely helped me to connect more with the book, and describes how he turns the blitzes of our lives into something victorious.

Kind of like the time in the bible where the Israelites were facing off against the Philistines and this super tall guy named Goliath came out to fight, and the Israelites were scared. I’d say that would be a blitz right there. Then David, who isn’t nearly as tall as Goliath shows up, and he faces the giant, defeating him in the end.

See, a blitz we go through in life might seem rough at the start, but give it time and who knows what might happen next. Jeff explanations of things were easy enough for anyone to read, and anyone whose facing things in life to try and change them for the better. Though there might  be some situations that might be a little different, who knows. There’s a lot of key elements that I’ll be reminding myself of time and time again because they are so important in travelling this road that we call life.

I definitely give this book a 4 out of 5.
The book is absolutely amazing, anyone going through anything(Which is probably all of us) should read this, to help us grow when we start facing difficult ‘blitzes that come our way.
The only reason I’m giving it a 4 is that I was provided this as an e-book for reviewing purposes and it was missing possibly about 4 chapters, Don’t take that as saying, I don’t want missing chapters. Don’t do that, just go and read this book and watch how it can transform your life.

Jeff Kemp quarterbacked in the NFL for eleven years, playing for the Rams, the 49ers, the Seahawks, and the Eagles. He and his father, Jack Kemp, were the first father-son quarterbacks in NFL history. Today Jeff speaks at community events, churches, men’s and marriage conferences, business conferences, and prayer breakfasts.

In 2012 Jeff joined FamilyLife as a vice president, networking and speaking on how to strengthen families. His other networks include the Marriage CoMission and Fatherhood CoMission, National Coalition of Ministries to Men, Pro Athletes Outreach, Athletes in Action, NFL Players Association, and The Jack Kemp Foundation. (From the Author Bio section of the Bethany House website.)

Jeff and his wife, Stacy, live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.


Dear International Olympic Committee

I wrote this after the Olympics, but I’ve been hesitant to post this. But recent events (I’ll be making another post about the Paralympics) But I’ve decided to post this.

Are The Olympics supposed to be fair? Was the Oath said at the start of the games by the athletes and also the referees and officials?

To be honest in some events, it almost seems like the Oath was not kept, or something seriously happened.

What happened to the Olympic Oath during the Women’s Semi-final soccer game between Canada and USA with the referee’s bad calls that cost Canada the game? The whole world could see that they were bad calls and yet nothing happens. And FIFA wants to penalize Canada?  So every time a team argues with the ref because of a bad call should get penalized? It doesn’t always happen. And Bad calls that are so wrong even FIFA can tell their wrong. A goalie is supposed to get a warning for holding the ball too long first, among the bad calls If Sinclair’s arguing then you know something is wrong, and what happens? We lose because of those bad calls, and miss our chance at Gold.  So what’s your justification for still penalizing?

But being Canada, we’re like the phoenix, we might get knocked down, but we rise up and fight and win that Bronze medal! wooooo

Let’s go with the next instance of what I think was not fair. It involves the men’s 4x400m relay. I don’t know all the rules but don’t runner’s have to stay in their own lane and not all join in one so Oscar Pistorius couldn’t run as fast because his lane’s being clogged?

And that leads me to my next and final point. Let’s talk about what happened earlier today in the men’s 4x100m relay. These two points tie into each other. So in the men’s 4×400 they can all pile into one lane but they have to stay in their own lanes for the 4×100? You announce that Canada wins Bronze and the take it away after keeping them in suspense because no one knows what happened.

All we can do is pray that Rio will go more smoothly.