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To My Sons: Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life [Kindle Edition]

Bear Grylls
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Book Description

This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks, tumbles, and victories of a well-lived life.

Mountain climber, world-record holder, and internationally known television personality Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure. The greatest adventure he's experienced, though, is raising his three boys. In To My Sons, Grylls shares the quotes, Scripture verses, and spiritual wisdom he has learned through the literal ups and downs of an exciting life. Featuring cartoons from well-known sketch artist Charlie Mackesy, this book is a poignant primer for boys and men of all ages.



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About the Author

Bear Grylls is an internationally known adventurer, author, and motivational speaker who once had the world record as the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. He is also the host of Man vs. Wild, with a global audience of 1.2 billion, and the Chief Scout to 500,000 scouts in the United Kingdom. He lives with his wife, Shara, and three sons (Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry) on a barge on the Thames in London.


Product Details

  • File Size: 4863 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007355AU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Any Child (as well as Adults!) January 30, 2012
Format:Hardcover
This little book is a message from Bear Grylls to his children regarding how they should live. It is filled with memorable and insightful, pithy sayings along with some relevant Scripture passages from the Bible. The book is moving because it displays a father's love to his children who wants the best for his sons in all things motivated by a sincere faith in Jesus Christ. Though the book is small and inexpensive, it is handsomely published. It would make a good gift to fathers who will in turn read it to their children as it is humorously illustrated to enhance the message of the book.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging February 24, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great man writing down great lessons, how can it get better? It's a book with inspirational quotes on every page. It is quite unique and certainly a must buy.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Quotes From an Inspirational Dad July 8, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Anyone who has ever watched Bear Grylls' adventures on "Man vs. Wild" can't help but amazed at his spirit of adventure, ingenuity, courage, wisdom, and passion for life. In this little book Bear Grylls gives his favorite Bible verses, life quotes, and wisdom and dedicates this collection to his boys. It is a wonderful compilation for any Father to seek to implement in his own life and emulate for the lives of his children. Grylls emphasizes a love for Jesus Christ, a love for others, and maximizing your time in life by serving others. Let me share some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Aim to live a wild, generous, full, exciting life--blessing those around you and seeing the good in all."

"Have a few close friends who you see often--their friendship matters more than having many shallow acquaintances."

"Choose your job carefully--do work that excites you. It is where you will spend so much of your time."

"Cheerfulness in adversity is a key character trait in the game of life."

"Moments of doubt are part of life. Accept them and remember that Jesus Himself said, 'My power is made perfect in weakness' (2 Corinthians 12:9)."

"Understand that failure is an essential stepping-stone on the road to success."

"Give more than you take, especially with friends and family. See the best in people--as Christ does with you."

"Spend more time with your family and less at work--no one on their deathbed says they wish thye had spent more time in the office!"

"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

"You have two ears and one mouth--use them in proportion: Listen twice as much as you speak!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be aware this is not "a book" July 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ugh, what the hell was that about? I thought this was going to be a BOOK with lots of anecdotes and deep insights into perseverance and personal triumph but I guess I grabbed the wrong title cause this was just one or two-liner advice along with a weird little line drawing on each page. Kinda quirky and strange but oh well... The advice is still good so I guess worth reading since it'll only take you about 20 minutes. Just be aware this is NOT a "book".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quote Book August 17, 2014
Format:Hardcover
This a cute quote book for anyone who needs to be reminded of the great things in life. I bought it for my 8 & 10 yr sons but there were a lot of quotes in there for me to reflect on. Really cute scribbled pics that Bear drew to go along with each quote. My boys and I try to remind each other of some of the quotes through out the day to help make us better people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it October 7, 2014
By Fenian
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Reads like the Proverbs of Bear. I expected it to be a chapter book with far more content. I believe Bear said more with his nuggets of advice/wisdom than a book of 10,000 words could have. Even though he intended it for his children, Bear's words gave my morale a boost and reminded what the important things in life are: Jesus, family, friends, people, and love.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 15, 2014
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Very good short advices.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was pretty good July 1, 2014
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It was a little short and small but very heartfelt I personally thought it was ok and had some good values in it I think my boys should read this
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful short book about things that Bear feels is...
This is a wonderful short book about things that Bear feels is important for his kids to never forget. Illustrated throughout so you and a young one could read it together. Read more
Published 1 day ago by T. Yinger
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Bit of a let down. Too many religious references.
Published 8 days ago by Jon H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome job!
Loved it, great! I'm the father of five boys so it hit home, my boys are all grown now but now the grand kids are here, I'll have this book to read to them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Josh Henriquez
4.0 out of 5 stars good one lines of advice
A short, but great read for life advice from a dad to not just his kids, but to adults and children everywhere.
Published 1 month ago by Jon Yarrall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Just a list of simple recommendations. Nothing very insightful or profound.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, simple, but thorough read about life's intangibles
So many truths that I've heard in church, mixed with an appropriate amount of humor! Grylls will inspire you to write a book to your boys by the time you finish this.
Published 1 month ago by Andrew
2.0 out of 5 stars so-so
Not very inspiring - not very deep - but O K. I agree with most of what he says !
Published 2 months ago by Luxitor
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Such common sense yet so much power and truth in so few words. Remember--two years and one mouth. Listen while we read.
Published 2 months ago by BDL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Great read. Short stories that help good men bring up good boys.
Published 2 months ago by The Goose
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Just didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would.
Published 3 months ago by Damon Edmondson
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More About the Author

Bear Grylls is the host of the Summer 2013 NBC reality series Get Out Alive. For seven seasons he starred in the Discovery Channel adventure series Man Vs. Wild (reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 180 countries). He is a former member of the UK Special Forces (21 SAS) and was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, which have raised over £1.5 million for children's charities. He lives with his family on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.



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