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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  3,512 ratings  ·  329 reviews
When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team--and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again--coaches around the NFL wondered, "Will he ever come back?" After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, "Will the city ever com ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 17th 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published July 6th 2010)
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When I was a kid, I read (and reread) everything in the house, including my brother's books on sports. I particularly remember one he owned about the history of the NFL championships games and one that was actually mine (I still have it), Gale Sayers' I Am Third, which I'm sure I wanted to read after seeing the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," when I ended up caring more about Sayers than I did about Brian Piccolo.

Brees' book, even though I read a Kindle copy, reminds me of both of those. It's a mi
Andrew Olsen
I read Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees. This autobiography about the famed quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is a must-read no matter what your views on sports or the Saints are. This book will capture your attention with stories of Drew, his storied career, and the city of New Orleans right after the decimating hurricane Katrina. While reading through book, you will see New Orleans through the eyes of a true Saint and a great man. When Drew arrives in New Orleans after many injuries, inc ...more
Drew Brees throughout this book certainly explores deep, as deep as you can for a football player, about dealing with adversity. The examples of adversity in his life definitely fills the book, and the there is a wide range of adversity that Mr. Brees has dealt with in his life and football career. I enjoyed the Christian theology in the book, even though it was fairly weak. He mentions Jesus Christ maybe three times through the entire book. When he talks of to being saved, one only has to, "acc ...more
This book is one of several written in the past about the recent success of the New Orleans Saints in the years since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina threatened to place the future of the team in doubt. Drew Brees chronicles his experiences so eloquently and attempts to maintain a positive attitude when setbacks occur. Brees himself was dealt a serious blow to his career almost simultaneous with the uncertain times the city of New Orleans (and the Saints) did in the first months after Katrina ...more
Turner Myers
Sep 12, 2014 Turner Myers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Blake Carpender
Great book. Is about Drew Brees quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and he's road to New Orleans. First in his junior year of high school he tears his ACL and only 3 colleges offer him a scholarship Purdue, Kentucky, and, Brown. He Commits to Purdue but has to sit out till his sophomore season to get off the bench and play football. Also while he was at Purdue he met his now wife Brittany. When he first saw his wife he was nervous so he didn’t talk to her for a while. When he finally talked t ...more
Melody Raines
“In the aftermath of one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans needed a hero. WHAT THEY GOT WAS A SAINT.”

Wow! And that’s just the back cover.

The story of Drew Brees, the Saints and the city of New Orleans is inspiring. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a movie about this someday. I’m glad God chose Drew Brees to be a part of that story. He’s a good guy with a great heart.

Brees preaches that God uses adversity for our good. However, you don’t have t
Rachel Swords
If you're a diehard Saints fan, chances are you've already read this book, and therefore you can skip the rest of this review if you like. If you're a Saints fan who's just now getting around to reading this book (like me), or just a fan of football in general, you're in for an entertaining and insightful read. Drew takes his fans on a pretty good tour of his football career and personal life, leading up to the memorable Super Bowl win. He's always struck me as a pretty humble and grateful perso ...more
Coming back Stronger
Drew Brees
Memoir NF
303 pages 2 books
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Drew Brees is a current quarterback for the New Orleans Saints who was born in 1979. He has faced adversity so many times in critical situations. From childhood to now, Drew grew up competing with his younger brother and also his best friend, Reid. He was from a very competitive family. At family reunions they played sports. At the age of seven his parents split and they were very possessive of the children. Reid and Drew would
Aaron Sobel
1. This book was a biography about Drew Brees football career. It gave the ups and downs of his career such as him getting injured in high school to winning a Superbowl. On his path to making it in the football world he learned hard work and found help from church.
2. I gave this book 5 stars because I like football. It also is a good story how he went to a town that was hit by disaster hurricane Katrina and won the people of the town a Superbowl.
3. "When I came to New Orleans in 2006, I saw a lo
Teena Myers
I read Coming Back Stronger, because it was free, I live in New Orleans, and Drew Brees is a revered figure who I'd heard is a Christian. Football is not a major interest of mine beyond watching an occasional game but learning how others live out their faith is an interest. Bree's was open about his faith through out the book explaining how God moved in while he sat in a church service and how he believed coming to New Orleans was a calling.

When Bree's retires from football he would make a grea
I rated this book because i thought that there was a great flow of words and context in the book. With telling about Drew Brees's younger life i thought there was a lot of the questions that were answered that i asked myself before i even read it. If you are going to read this you have to like sports novels with a little bit of drama or in words "adversity" with Drew Brees and his football career.

My favorite part of the book was when Drew won the Championship and he had his boy in his hands. I j
When I first opened the book, I was unsure of what to expect. With the first few chapters, I was able to settle in the couch, thinking that it was just like any other autobiography- it was still interesting though! But it was about a football player growing up wanting to play baseball. I already knew the outcome; he would go on and lead his team to win the Superbowl. Little did I know Drew Brees would start discussing his faith with passion, sharing who was ultimately responsible for his success ...more
This is a memoir of the experiences Drew Brees had leading up to the Saints' Superbowl win and what motivates him as a quarterback. I enjoyed the parts where Drew described his motivation prep as leader of the football team; how he met his wife and what they have experienced as a family; what he went through when his shoulder was injured and the recovery process; his move to New Orleans. What I didn't enjoy were the descriptions of the football games. I'm not much of a football fan, don't really ...more
interesting when he talks about his family and childhood, but only a few short bits with few explanations. the first chapter about his childhood and the chapter about meeting his wife were good.
he repeats himself a lot and finds 10 ways to say the same thing in the same paragraph. and i get it that you should "find the negative into a positive" and that "God has a course for him" but hearing those phrases over and over in the previously mentioned form was annoying. i got it!
if you lov
Liz Desormeaux
Wow, have had this on my kindle for over a year, finally read thanks to a great friend, for recommending me to read it.

What is amazing is when you read a book at the
Right time in your life.

Highly recommend it!
Jared Ferguson
what i think of this book is that it was a great book it not only told a tale of a broken city after Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed New Oreleans in 2005, but also told a tale of their beloved star and starting Quarterback Drew Brees. st setback in his life came when his parents were divorced when he was only seven years old. after Surviving that he got the opportunity to play football in high school. After sitting on the bench for mostly all of games and thinking he was destined to remai ...more
Feb 19, 2015 Troyhester marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

coming back stronger is not your typical sport book. drew expresses things in the book that you would have never known about him. he tells about his struggles and the things he believe in and what got him to were he is now. drew did not always have such a good life like everyone thinks he did.

the things i liked about this book is the realness and honesty in the book. i like the fact that nothing was held back. i like the heart he had to put certain things in the book cause some people would
Chase Green
I picked this book because I really enjoy watching football and playing it. No one recommended this book to me I was just looking for a sports book in the library. This book talks about all of drew's struggles and how he got past them and did his best to win a title. The author wrote this book to show that you can do anything as long as you keep trying. I think anyone would enjoy this book but mostly sports fans would like it and football fans in general. I never knew that Drew Brees had a birth ...more
Wendy Kendall
In the final game of 2005 San Diego Charger Quarterback, Drew Brees seriously injured his throwing shoulder. Very likely it would be a career-ending injury. His personal journey back, and beyond, to the Super Bowl victory in 2010 includes a team, and a city. His book is not just his story, and it’s not just a football story. Although, football fans eagerly anticipating the start of the preseason will appreciate the football details.

You have to take action, that’s the only way you’ll see change.
Kurtis T.
Drew Brees is a future Hall of Famer quarterback, who went through ups and downs during his career. The former second round pick coming out of Purdue University had a rough start for the San Diego Chargers. His best season was in 2004, but in 2005 he suffered a career ending injury. During Hurricane Katrina, Brees was fighting for his life to become 100 percent again. After he was released from the Chargers, he found a new home in New Orleans. Brees lead the Saints through harsh disasters and ro ...more
I love Drew Brees; he's my #1. His framed front-page from SB44 is on my mantle, his SI Man of the Year on my coffee table. I love the Saints. And I loved that season and it was great remembering everything that had happened since 2006. All those games that I was with them every pass, every rush. Wish the writing was a little stronger or it had been in 3rd person. Some parts were just a bit hard to get through due to the "eh" writing, but a nice read. Who Dat!
Julian Morris
This book was about The Saints and the city of New Orleans and how they would come back after being hit with Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. They needed something to give them life again and help believe again. That's when Drew Brees came along. He came and willed the Saints to win a Super Bowl. He was a true inspiration for the city.

What I didn't like about the book was that it was 17 chapters long. the book felt as though it was being dragged out instead of getting straight to the point like m
Barbara M
An inspirational story about the quarterback Drew Brees. He overcame numerous challenges in his life and finally won the Super Bowl!

I especially enjoyed his stories regarding his come back after a serious shoulder injury which threatened his career He describes how his faith and family carried him through his long rehabilitation and his struggle to be taken seriously again as a player after he recovered. His motto seems to be that it is not whether or not you fall down - what matters is that yo
For my good reads report i read the book coming back stronger by Drew Brees. This book is about a football player who has won the super bowl the previous season and is planning to come back and win another Superbowl. This book is an inspiring tale of perseverance and overcoming Adversity.

Drew Brees is part of the New Orleans Saints. In 2005 the city of New Orleans was destroyed by hurricane Katrina. The book talks about the struggles of living in the city after the Floods. It also talks about t
The book "Coming Back Stronger" is a autobiography about how through two devastating events in the New Orleans Saints quarterbacks life, he managed to "come back" and recover from his injuries as well as the emotional impact that hurricane Katrina hit him and his city with. After a shoulder injury that could have been career ending left him with no spot in the NFL, Drew Brees managed to learn how the throw a football again and make a miraculous recovery. This story was heartwarming and heart wre ...more
Jamir Mallory
Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees is a sports book about Drew Brees life. This books talks about Drew Brees earlier childhood and all the adversities he had to overcome to become a professional NFL Player.

There are several things that I like about the book. First thing that I like about the book is that, it breaks down his entire life from a kid all the way to an adult. Another thing that I like about the book is that he talked about his personal life and how it helped him become a better pers
Jason Dair
This book was very good in my opinion. I don't know if it's because i'm an athlete and it was about a sport but i enjoyed reading about Drew Brees road to the super bowl and to the NFL.

I enjoyed reading this book because the story of Drew Brees life was interesting. He talked about his childhood, his marriage, his college football career, and how his NFL career was started. Also he talked about how he felt when he was traded to the New Orleans Saints from the San Diego chargers. This was a good
Wyatt Howard
I think this book is very good and I would recommend reading this book. This book is about Drew Bree's life starting at the very beginning of his life and it goes on to when he gets into his NFL career and becomes one of the most elite quarterbacks in the league. I like this book because it showed that he never quit even though in high school he wanted to be a pro baseball player and wanted to quit football. It didn't turn out that way because he never quit football and his opportunity came. Als ...more
full of platitudes and cliches. I'm a Christian, but I felt like I was reading a book of Christian cliches. State problem/adversity, insert Christian cliche. Found the book very repetitious. I did enjoy his story, but the book could have been much shorter. Very quick read
Drew Brees has an incredible story to tell and he pulls no punches. He tells his story as if he was sitting with you in your living room as you listen from start to glorious finish.

Drew has an incredibly strong faith in God, and he makes God a natural part of his story. Not in a shove it down your throat kind of way, but in a God is his friend and his strength kind of way.

I really liked that every mistake that could of been Drew's fault on the field he owns. He puts it right there in the book. T
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