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The True Measure of a Man (Deluxe Paperback) Paperback – April 5, 2013
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About the Author
About the Author:
Richard E. Simmons III received his B.A. from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Economics in 1976. He later studied Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State prior to beginning a 25-year career with Hilb, Rogal, and Hamilton, a property and casualty insurance firm. He was CEO of that firm for ten years.
Much of Richard's life has been devoted to giving back to the community by working with youth as well as advising businessmen and professionals. Through these experiences, he discovered he had a gift and inclination for teaching and public speaking.
In December of 2000 Simmons founded the Center for Executive Leadership, a non-profit, faith-based ministry. When he's not spending time with his wife and three children, you will find him teaching, counseling, writing, or speaking to men's groups across the country. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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Simmons begins by examining every man's secret fears and, at least for me, he was right on target. He discusses pride, the place of money and job, and ambition. He contends that none of these is effective at self-esteem and that each will ultimately fail. Simmons eventually offers a counterintuitive alternative: surrender to Jesus Christ.
This book is well organized and it is an easy but profound read. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to read.
Men - It will speak directly to you. It did me. changed my thinking so much and has given me piece on a daily basis.
My direction has been changed for the good. 5 stars all the way! My wife wanted to read it after I did because of the changes she saw in me. I bought more copies and gave one to my Dad and Brothers.
Taken out of context many of the stories seem far-fetched at best and rely on context to fet you in the mood for the point of the story. I feel like a lot of the stories were embellished at best.
The book is difficult to relate if you are not Christian. A lot of the book references the Bible, says you should give yourself to God, or how you can't live without Jesus, etc. The standard stuff you hear from a late night evangelist on TV.
That being said, I still got some okay advice out of it. I like the part on being humble and acknowledging all the help that has gotten you where you are.
Overall it wasn't a waste of time reading it but i wouldn't pass it on to a friend.