I Feel Like Going on

I Feel Like Going on

Life, Game, and Glory

Book - 2015
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Ray Lewis, legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation, holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory.
A lot of folks, they know my game, but they don t know my deal. This book right here, it tells the story of my seventeen-year NFL career. It tells of my two Super Bowls, the mark I was blessed to be able to make on the game, on the city of Baltimore. But it also tells the story of how I grew up abandoned by my no-account father, raised with my siblings by our God-fearing, hardworking single mother. It tells how I sometimes struggled off the field. It tells of the anguish and controversy that found me away from the game.
Mostly, it tells how heartbreak can sometimes lift you to greatness and glory if you find a way to put your focus in faith, and faith in your focus.
When I left the game, confetti raining down on me and my teammates after winning the Super Bowl, I made a promise to myself to show how the game is really played at the highest level. That s what you ll find in these pages a raw, honest look at the business of football and a look behind the scenes at some of the most torturous aspects of the game. The grind of the NFL that s what shines through.
My deal? That grind is a given. Every player who wears an NFL uniform has to slog through the same battles just to get to the league. But it s how you prepare for those battles that defines you and here I hope to show how an unwavering trust in God and an unbreakable sense of purpose can lift you from tragedy to triumph. From strength to strength, man that s the deal."
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2015.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501112355
150111235X
9781501112386
Branch Call Number: 796.332 LEWIS
Characteristics: xviii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel - Author

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orange_eagle_127
Apr 24, 2016

I love the Ravens I can't wait to read this!

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wasmithbill
Mar 07, 2016

Great NFL football player who was able to move on with his life without a father. Who made the decision before he was born, not to be a part of his life. However, Ray forgave him and became even a better father to his own children. He was able to break the generational curse of men not raising their children in his family. He's a bit self-centered but it does not take away from his challenged life from a young child to a man.

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vkosenk
Nov 02, 2015

Really interesting account of Lewis' life. A man who has worked tirelessly to separate himself from a single accusation early in his career (full account in the book) tells his story. I found this to be inspirational as you can see where he came from to now. Good read for sports fans.

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