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

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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.


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  • File Size: 14369 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (January 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007355AU0
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,026 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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This book is a selection of short, encouraging phrases some of which are accompanied by simple illustrations/sketches. With one "comment" per page, this book is an easy and quick, yet inspirational read. Although written to boys there are MANY captions in this book that are suitable and applicable for EVERYONE! Why not try reading a phrase a day at the dinner table? You might be surprised what discussions arise from it!

A beautiful letter at the beginning tells his boys how much he, the author, cherishes them. Some of my favorite (I liked them all) phrases are as follows:

"Be faithful - any old slime can cheat!"
"Cheerfulness in adversity is a key character trait in the game of life."
"Nobility is not a birthright - how we act in the big moments defines who we are."
"Manners really matter; in fact they make the man." ( I LOVE the illustration that accompanies this one!)
"Spend more time with your family and less at work - no one on their deathbed says they wish they had spent more time in the office!"
"Thank God for your many blessings; then go out there and blossom. It is okay to succeed."

This is a Christian book so some of the "lessons" are scripture based. However many are not and all boys, Christian or not, could benefit from reading them if they want to grow up to be decent guys!
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This is a book of advice from soldier, leader, adventurer, and most of all, father, Bear Grylls. Originally written as insight, from lessons learned, to Bear's young boys, it gives us great wisdom of the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual life of an admired man. I highly recommend this to any and all leaders, and to those who will one day become leaders.
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As someone who spends a lot of time reading theological books, I'm pretty nitpicky about how people portray Jesus in their writing. So many people have fluffy or custom-made versions of Christ, and I was afraid Bear would be one of them. That being said, I really enjoyed this very short book of advice/quotes. The verses he shared were a great encouragement, and the non-Bible quotes were generally still in line with God's Word. I didn't expect Bear to deal with heavier Bible topics such as sin in this book, which he doesn't, but with that expectation in mind I would gladly share this book with my four sons, while still pointing them to the Bible as the Words of life. I'm a bigger Bear Grylls fan after reading this book.
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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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