Take a Knee:

Winning Plays For The Game Of Life

By Dr. John Tolson

Inspired by the messages Dr. John Tolson has shared with professional teams before the beginning of each game, Take a Knee invites you into the locker room… the place where players prep… the moment where you decide if you’re in or out, how you’re going to execute the best offensive plays, and strategize your best defensive moves. In the game of life, our locker room is no different. To be the best father, student, boss, employee, husband and friend, we have to apply the same basic principles to find success. Join Dr. Tolson for 31 days of motivational messages that will challenge you over and again to get off the bench and win the game.


Take a Knee is a fantastic discipleship book. Whether coach-to-player or father-to-son, every man should read this book and encourage the men in their life to do the same. It's a win-win!
Bobby Bowden, FSU Head Football Coach, 1976-2009


Clearly, John is a man of action because Take a Knee is like a playbook for life. He deals with real issues head-on without offering pie-in-the-sky platitudes and he turns each daily thought into plan of action for success.
Lee Roy Mitchell, Founder and Chairman of Cinemark Holdings, Inc.


There's no fluff in Take a Knee! John doesn't pull any punches in this straightforward challenge to men. He keeps it real as he talks about the issues men face in their daily struggle to be men of God. Great insight, practical suggestions, and helpful encouragement packed into a small space. This is a slam dunk!
Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior VP

About the Author

Dr. John Tolson's calling in life is to "make disciples" (Matthew 28:19), and he pursues that calling with fierce determination and unparalleled tenacity. To that end, John founded The Gathering/USA more than twenty-five years ago. As a relevant and effective discipleship and outreach ministry to men, The Gathering has spread across the country to reach more than one million men with the resources and motivation to disciple one another in Christ.