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"From the time God spoke to me, while God was working on my freedom, He was working on me." --David Gatlin, #13343, former inmate, Parchman, MS Men relate to this book--even those in prison. It strikes a chord, a note of reality with them. Guys who don't usually read books love this one and recommend it to others. Why? Because Richard Simmons "gets it." He understands and identifies the ultimate issue all men face regardless of age, race, or their incarceration. "Men very often define who they are by what they have done with their lives or other external things. And when they do that, they unknowingly set a trap for failure in their personal lives." --Richard Simmons. Simmons has spent many years effectively counseling and leading men, and he understands what they need. In this book he reminds us that every man, at some point in life, suffers misfortune and disappointment. No man is immune. However, the challenges of life offer men the possibility of change. In the midst of struggles, there is the opportunity to see our lives transformed and be truly set free. The True Measure of a Man is encouraging and empowering. It gives you the proper perspective to identify and know your true value and worth. It reveals the freedom you will experience, knowing your purpose in life. This book will change your life...and perhaps, the lives of those you love and care about! This powerful resource has proven to be highly effective in prison ministry as well as in men's discussion groups. "A book for every man of every faith or no faith at all. He'll learn why he doesn't have to live with the guilt, insecurity, and fear that most men experience but often pretend they don't." --Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard, and Fox News commentator
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We all know in our hearts that there are too many men living alone in their private worlds of self-doubt and fear. Men very often define who they are by what they have done with their lives or other external things. And when they do that, they unknowingly set of trap for failure in their personal lives. The purpose of this book is then, is to help us men realize that if we are going to be healthy, active people, we must come to terms with the reality that we are not masters of the universe. My hope is that everyone who reads this book will better understand themselves, their fears and the forces that drive them; to provide wisdom to you, the reader, on how to live a life that is not determined by what you accomplish or how much money you make. - RichardAbout the Author:
Richard E. Simmons III, best-selling author of THE TRUE MEASURE OF A MAN is founder of The Center for Executive Leadership, TheCenterBham.org, a non-profit, faith-based ministry focused on advising businessmen and professionals. Richard's approach is structured and methodical, and his passion is transforming lives through gaining WISDOM: LIFE'S GREAT TREASURE for living A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE. Richard's newest book on battling pride is THE POWER OF A HUMBLE LIFE. As Richard's oldest child was about to start college, he was moved to write his compelling book SEX AT FIRST SIGHT on the hookup culture. His TRUE MEASURE - PRISON EDITION is changing men's lives in prison facilities throughout the southeast United States. When he's not spending time with his wife Holly and their three children, Richard enjoys teaching, counseling, writing, or speaking to men's groups across the country. He is also the author of SAFE PASSAGE and REMEMBERING THE FORGOTTEN GOD. Richard's 20 years of speaking, blogging and teaching is available free of charge at TheCenterBham.org. Follow Richard on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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