Bum Phillips: Coach, Cowboy, Christian [NOOK Book]



Bum Phillips became head coach of the National Football League’s Houston Oilers in 1975. He retired from the league 10 years later as one of its most colorful characters of all time.

While fans of Luv Ya Blue remember Phillips for his cowboy hat and boots, ...
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Bum Phillips became head coach of the National Football League’s Houston Oilers in 1975. He retired from the league 10 years later as one of its most colorful characters of all time.

While fans of Luv Ya Blue remember Phillips for his cowboy hat and boots, for his down-home Texas yarns, most people don’t know he survived deadly battles during World War II, stumbled almost accidentally into football and later gave his life, during a trip to prison, to Jesus Christ.

The book chronicles his transformation from a beer-drinking cowboy, U.S. Marine and football coach to a devoted son of God.

The complete story of a pro football icon. In it, you will learn:
• Behind-the-scenes stories from his favorite NFL times.
• How a small-town man ascended the ranks of high school, college and pro football.
• Gripping accounts of his time during World War II.
• His struggle to balance family life with NFL demands.
• How a trip to prison catapulted this good ol’ boy into a faithful Christian.

“He is a Bum - only in name. One of the most generous, loyal, and caring individuals I have ever known in sport. He balanced leadership and friendship better than anyone who ever stood on an NFL sideline. We can all learn from him and his remarkable life.”
Jim Nantz,
Emmy Award-winning CBS Sports broadcaster

“People go through life never having the chance to experience special times and special people. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to share all of this with Bum Phillips and I feel blessed having done so. It is an honor to have shared my life with him.”
Dan Pastorini,
Former quarterback of the Houston Oilers

“Bum Phillips’ book … will be a blessing to you.?He was a great football coach as well as a mentor to hundreds of football players. To me, his greatest accomplishment is the fact that he found the Lord Jesus as his Saviour at age 76.?God helped him to succeed in his career because His gracious?Hand was upon him.?I?love you, Debbie and Bum, and I salute you!”
Dodie Osteen,
Co-Founder of Houston’s Lakewood Church

“When you read this book, it’s like being on the sideline with Bum Phillips, who coaches you up as only he can do. I love my coach and you will, too.”
Mike Barber,
Pro Claim founder and former tight end for the Houston Oilers

“This book blew me away! I am the No. 1 fan of Luv ya Blue and Bum Phillips, and I’m still floored with the Bum I never knew: Marine Hero, Coach, Southern Gentleman, Family Man! Add to the list: Born Again. And it shows. WOW DOES IT SHOW! It will leave you in awe of the real Coach Phillips. Three words sum up the impact and scope of this book: The Lord, The Love, The Legacy. It’s much, much more than just one great read.”
Dr. John Bisagno,
Paster Emeritus of First Baptist Houston
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011911750
  • Publisher: Lucid Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 763,242
  • File size: 238 KB

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

    An Interesting Life

    A professional football coach who meets Jesus and lives on a ranch. An interesting story about an interesting man. Bum lives most of his life as a good man, but it's not till later that he discovers his need for Christ.

    I thought the book was interesting and a pretty quick read. Bum is a great man who lived an amazing life. I enjoyed reading about his experience coaching highschool football and working alongside Bear Bryant. The only thing I had issue with was when Bum made it pretty clear that "All-star" Christians don't drink or smoke or curse. The only problem with this thinking is that it leads to legalism. However, this thinking is very popular with those who are Bum's generation.

    The book didn't have too much spiritual depth and rather was more along the lines of a book written for his children. There were several points in the book where as I read I figured the section was written for Bum's family rather than just any reader.

    I received this book free from Lucid Books via Books4Bloggers, which is a bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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