In honor of tomorrow being the opening day of the NFL’s 2014 season, I bring you a book review on Robert Griffin III by Ted Kluck. I requested a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers during the last football season because I thought I would like to read a biography on a RG3. Well, this didn’t turn out to be as much of an biography as I was thinking. It was much more of book analyzing football through the life of RG3 – high school, college, draft, rookie season – and then speculating where RG3 will end up. I know football fanatics who would love a book like this. I like football, but I felt like I needed to be a statistic loving male to really get into some chapters, especially the one titled “Comparing the Quarterback Classes: 1983, 2004, 2012,” and the parts that describe football plays and players in detail. Don’t get me wrong, it does have interesting parts. Just think of if as a book for your Baylor or Redskin’s fan and not your biography loving reader. It does mention a few Husker players so that kept me interested. I also really appreciated the perspective mentioned in the introduction of the book, “…sports, and athletes, don’t exist to receive our worship; and when they do, it’s always unhealthy and disappointing in the end. Rather, RG3 and football should remind us of who it is that we really worship….There’s something in Roberts’s game that suggests that God made him to do exactly this, exactly now.” (p. xvi)
Now if you’re looking for a book for a biography loving, history enthusiast, I have the book for you. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is down right phenomenal. It is educational, detailed, inspirational, eye opening, and almost unbelievable. My dad says it’s one of the best books he’s read. I couldn’t read part of it after noon because it was rather disturbing and my mind gets anxious when I’m tired, but I would still recommend you read it; especially if you think you’re going to watch the movie of it that is coming out soon. Women, just know that if you give this book to your husband to read, he may turn into what you’re like when you’re reading a really good novel. That’s my experience at least.