Watson, an NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, has written in my opinion one of the most thought provoking books of our time. Watson has remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. In Under Our Skin Watson, delicately and sensitively examines both sides of the race debate and appeals to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing. Drawing from his own life as a young boy and young man, his role as a father and husband, and his family legacy.
Under Our Skin does a wonderful job of presenting the race issue that was hi-lighted with Ferguson. Watson does a brilliant job of illustrating how history and human nature has gotten us, as a country, to this point. He points to how the music we listen to affects the way we perceive things and how we can so easily get caught up in thinking of it as a race war. Watson gets straight to the heart of the issue and shows how we can change for the better. I thought one of the best parts of the book was his thoughts and the background that he gave of his own story and that of his father and Pop Pop.
This is a read that I highly recommend for men young and old. 5 out of 5 stars!
Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, a writer and speaker, and a widely read and followed commentator on social media.
He attended Duke University as a freshman and transferred to the University of Georgia, where he majored in finance. After an all-SEC senior campaign, he was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He won a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season and appeared in another Super Bowl following the 2007 season. After a three-year stint with the Cleveland Browns—including the 2010 season in which he led the Browns in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns—Watson signed with the Saints in 2013.
Watson serves on the executive committee of the NFL Players Association and is the founder of the nonprofit One More foundation along with his wife, Kirsten. They live in New Orleans with their five children.
I am blessed to have received a copy of this bible for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes. I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.
Have a blessed day, Jay