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Mover Of Men and Mountains Paperback – June 1, 1967
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Despite early failures, R. G. LeTourneau rose to eminence in the competitive world of manufacturing and construction. Although his competitors thought him insane, history has proved that his inventive genius was decades ahead of its time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving missions and education, including LeTourneau College, a Christian liberal arts and technical school in Longview, Texas. Through a lifetime of business ventures, this engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards.
Movers of Men and Mountains is the story of how an engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards.
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- Publisher : Moody Publishers; New edition (June 1, 1967)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0802438180
- ISBN-13 : 978-0802438188
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.5 x 1 x 7.25 inches
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It is worth reading more than once, because one would then be able to go back to the beginning and see how the Lord led him one step at a time to provide him with the experience and knowledge he would need to take the next step He had planned for him. For example, once he was thriving in a job at a steel mill and learning about metal machining from an old German journeyman -- until one night the mill burned down, leaving him without a job. Working at a navy yard introduced him to electric motors on ships. Working at a battery plant taught him how to weld. Financial mismanagement by a partner while he was working in the navy yard caused him to move on to repair earth moving equipment, and then to a request for him to drive that equipment to show that it would work for a while without breaking down. Doing this, he noticed improvements that could be made to the equipment so that more dirt could be hauled by fewer workers in less time. This cycle repeated over and over again. The story would make a great Sunday School lesson on how God can lead us through various difficulties for a purpose that He has in mind but that we cannot yet see.
I haven't mentioned how he got involved in public speaking by a guy who thought he couldn't do anything of the sort -- and who seemingly had no time for such things. I'll leave that part for the reader to discover how the Lord provided both the ability to speak and simultaneously and unexpectedly provided Mr. LeTourneau with many of his most productive, creative hours.
Reading this book has been an inspiration to me, and I'm sure to many others.
I love how he admits his failures and mistakes, but then shows how it taught him a great life lesson. He also shares his thought processes and my boys have been able to identify with some of the feelings he expressed at the different ages of his life. They learn how he took a path and realized it wasn't the right way. They are things that many young men face as they grow up. I can see that it is helping my boys learn from his mistakes so they don't have to make the same mistakes.
It also is a great way to learn about history in the early 1900's because you see how differently they handled things like child labor, safety (or lack thereof) in the workplace, work lines for so many unemployed men who were all competing for one job. You see how one little bit of knowledge set him above the others and he got the job that so many others wanted. It's showing my boys how to seek for knowledge and continue learning so you will have the edge. Also, lessons of the rewards achieved from hard work and the doors it opens up.
We are only part way in to the book and have already gained so much. Can't wait for the rest....