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Publisher Description

When Coach John Wooden graduated from eighth grade his father gave him a handwritten card and said, "Son, try to live up to this." On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles:

Be true to yourself
Help others
Make friendship a fine art
Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible
Make each day your masterpiece
Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live
Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day

These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness--and his goodness. Through powerful stories and pithy advice, this book shares the wisdom that made Wooden happy and successful. This inspirational and conversational book will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.

Health, Mind & Body
February 1
Baker Publishing Group
Baker Book House Company

Customer Reviews

Richard Barber ,

Wonderful tribute

I was always aware of John Wooden's incredible accomplishments, but your wonderful tribute opened my eyes to what a truly great human being he was. My only regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet the man himself but I am looking forward to the day I will meet him in Heaven....God is good!

Tommytom2323 ,

Excellent book

Well writing and insightful. Not knowing too much about Coach Wooden prior, I feel that I connected and can relate to his beliefs through the author.
As a new coach I would highly recommend this book.

Chili D 4 ,

Coach Wooden

This book is a life changer. A inspirational book of Coach Wooden.This book is a great example the impact one dad can have on so many people. Sporting News named Coach Wooden the Greatest Coach of all time in any sport, college or professional, but he coached life even better.

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