richard r blake
Age: Over 65
The True Measure of a Man
By: Richard E Simmons III
Evergreen Press, P. O. Box 191540, Mobile, Alabama
978-1581693591, 2011, $ 21.95, 137 Pages
Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake
A Plumb Line for Success, Achievement, and Recognition
The subtitle of Richard E. Simmons' book "The True Measure of a Man" reflects the essence of its contents: "How Perceptions of Success, Achievements & Recognition Fail Men in Difficult Times." Simmons writes to help men faced with fears and doubts come to terms with living in unprecedented times.
Simmons writes with clarity. The format lends itself to three levels of reading:
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Definitive topical headings encourage a quick perusal of the content.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Simmons straightforward writing style and poignant relative stories engage the reader in a more careful reading or study for assimilation and application.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ The profound nature of the narrative adds to the value of the book as a resource for follow up, review, and further reflection.
Probing and soul searching illustrations and examples tackle the difficult challenges of guilt, fears, self-imposed unattainable expectations, and insecurities. Simmons gives common sense practical insight into a man's value system, and shaping his character through the use of meaningful true to life applications from the truth and principles found in the scriptures. I especially enjoyed the many well documented profound quotes and thoughts from recognized for their leadership and character.
"The True Measure of a Man" is an important book for any man at every stage of life.
A complimentary copy of the book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.