Fred Smith's 6:30 A.M. breakfasts have become legendary. Now readers can join those whose lives have been stretched and enriched by words of wisdom from mentor and bestselling author Fred Smith Sr. This book is a collection of 52 inspiring thoughts from Fred on a variety of topics--including leadership, perseverance, success, character, faith, friendship, family, and heroes. Following each insightful entry is a thoughtful response/reflection from 52 of Fred's good friends, including Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Pat Williams, Ken Blanchard, and Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, all of whom call him mentor and credit him with having a significant influence on their lives and ministries. Men and women worldwide will "breakfast with Fred" and grow in faith, understanding, and purpose. His wisdom and principle-based approach to life will enable them to grasp life with a stronger hold. And thought-provoking questions, one-liners, and Scripture references will allow readers to personalize the impact of each reading. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for a life-changing "breakfast with Fred."
Fred Smith Sr. currently mentors executives and professionals. He is former vice president of Operations for Gruen Watch Company and a former consultant to Mobil, Caterpillar, and GENESCO. His speaking career spans sixty years in fifty states and in several international venues for business, the academy, and Christian audiences. For twenty years he has been a contributing editor for Leadership Journal and is the author of three books: You and Your Network, Learning to Lead, and Leading with Integrity. Fred and his wife, Mary Alice, were married sixty-five years. He has three children, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
About the Editor BRENDA A. SMITH is currently the President of the Breakfast with Fred Project, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to archive and relevantly communicate the lifework of her father, Fred Smith, Sr. Her background includes business ownership, corporate management, and public relations. A national speaker and writer, her articles have been published in magazines and professional and ministry newsletters. She is the author of Divine Confinement: Facing Seasons of Limitation. Brenda is the mother of three adult children and has four grandsons.