Noteworthy Books™ publishes study guides for character-shaping literature.

Our study guides assist athletes, and all people, to have a deeper and transformational experience reading a ‘noteworthy’ book. Our mission is to help people develop character, grow spiritually, be great, and enjoy learning.

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Rod Alm, mentor to 1000s of varsity athletes, scores authoring our first study guide for Murray Howe’s Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.

Murray’s stories of growing up in the busy home of Gordie and Colleen Howe are top-shelf examples of how to gracefully skate through life’s most difficult challenges.

to Rod’s A study guide for Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.

Rod Alm’s study guide is outstanding. Rod and his co-creator’s have put to page so many principles that I felt, but had difficulty articulating, in such a powerful, poetic, practical, and applicable fashion.”

Murrary Howe
Author of Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father

Noteworthy wants to assist you so we made Rod Alm’s study guide available in 3 formats:

Online membership

  • Save your progress and responses to questions in online workbooks.
  • Links to supporting content and videos within each lesson.
  • Access to our Noteworthy Books Slack and Facebook communities.
  • “AskMeAnything” sessions with Rod Alm, author of A study guide for Nine Lesson I Learned from My Father.

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Printed book

  • An offline and tacktile experience.
  • For people who prefer to hold a book and write out their thoughts.
  • Beautifully printed softcover companion for your copy of Murrary Howe’s Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.
  • When you want to stay focused in a ‘Nine Lessons’ book club.

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  • For the tech-enthusiast who doesn’t want to carry around a book.
  • Usability benefits of an ebook.
  • Change font size or display mode for different lighting conditions.
  • Highlight impactful ideas
  • Respond to questions in the study guide using annotations.

Howe’ Rod Alm’s study guide has helped people:

“Throughout Rod’s study guide on Murray Howe’s ‘Nine Lessons I learned from My Father’, I read about how Gordie Howe treated his family and the people around him. That inspired me to think about how I want to be remembered as a teammate, friend, husband, father and co-worker.”

Payton Hall

All Star Safety Defensive Back and Co-Captain, Huskies Men’s Football, U of S

“We drew countless parallels from Gordie Howe’s life to our own lives—identifying how we could improve. Reading this book with a close group of friends, who have also recently become husbands and fathers, allowed us a chance to reflect and see a man that we can strive towards being.”

Mike Kaye

NHLPA Player Agent, Formerly Huskies Men’s Hockey, U of S

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