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Carol Stream, Ill. — Tyndale Momentum, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, today announced that on February 11, 2014, it will release Uncommon Marriage: What We’ve Learned about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Together ($22.99) by Tony and Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker.  Dungy, whose memoir Quiet Strength reached #1 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers List following its July 2007 release, also saw his two subsequent books, Uncommon (January 2009) and The Mentor Leader (August 2010), reach No. 2 on the list.   A devotional, The One Year® Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, made an appearance on the prestigious NYT list as well. In all, Dungy’s books with Tyndale Momentum have sold more than 2.5 million copies.

In Uncommon Marriage, Dungy, the first African-American head coach in NFL history to guide his team to a Super Bowl title, joins his wife, Lauren, also a New York Times best-selling author of children’s books co-authored with her husband, to impart principles the couple has learned during their marriage. The Dungys will draw on their own experiences to offer hope, encouragement, and practical advice to those who would like their marriages to be “better” but aren’t sure what to do differently.

Said Jan Long Harris, publisher, “Tyndale Momentum highly values its relationship with the Dungys, and we are thrilled to have Lauren join Tony to write about their love story, as well as address a question that even couples in the best marriages must answer from time-to-time: How can we make our relationship stronger?”

Uncommon Marriage will feature personal stories from a couple who have not just made marriage work, but have done so joyfully and with a real sense of purpose and partnership. Through their stories, the Dungys relate real-life lessons they’ve learned about developing and maintaining a strong, fulfilling, faith-filled marriage.

This will be the first in a series of marriage products with Tony and Lauren, to be followed by a devotional and likely a DVD curriculum. An audio edition of Uncommon Marriage will be releasing simultaneously.

Tony Dungyis the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. He has also held multiple assistant coaching positions. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 31 years and are the parents of nine children.

Lauren Dungy is an early childhood educational specialist, best-selling author, and frequently sought-after speaker. She is also a devoted wife and mother. A graduate of Duquesne University with a degree in elementary education, she taught school in her hometown of Sewickley, Penn., and volunteers as a reading specialist in the Title I schools in Tampa. The vice president of the Dungy Family Foundation, which is committed to strengthening families and helping individuals acquire the life skills needed for success, Lauren has a great passion and love for children. She works closely with several adoption agencies and women’s shelters in the Tampa area. She is heavily involved in her church. Lauren and her husband, Tony, have been married for 31 years. They are the parents of nine children.

Nathan Whitaker is the co-author of the # 1 New York Times best-seller Quiet Strength, and the founder of Whitaker Partners, LLC, a firm specializing in the representation of coaches and front office personnel. He has also co-authored the New York Times best sellers Uncommon, Mentor Leader, You Can Do It!, You Can Be a Friend, and Through My Eyes (with Tim Tebow).  A two-sport athlete in baseball and football at Duke University, he graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School. He has also worked in the front offices of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Whitaker currently lives in Florida with his wife and two daughters.

Tyndale Momentum is an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers. Founded in 1962, Tyndale is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times best sellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. Tyndale has also published many successful sports-related titles including those by Drew Brees, Joe Gibbs, Shawn Johnson, and Emmitt Smith, among others. 

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