Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Evergreen Press; Deluxe ed. edition (April 5, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
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Richard Simmons has created an immortal jewel in The True Measure of a Man. In this easy-to-read, 4-section book, he guides men to realize how the world has been programming them for at least a generation to think their identity and worth comes solely from what they produce and DO, how effectively they dominate and WIN, how beautiful and sexy is their wife, how large is their house and expensive their car, real men GET THERE, don't FAIL, don't STUMBLE or CRY...at least we tried to believe. Then the economy collapsed, took our fragile identity with it, and we awakened bewildered, with little sense of who we were. Even before the recession, we had become the most depressed generation in human history, with soaring rates of suicide, addictions, and declining health.Simmons guides us forward by first pointing backward, using ancient writers and Old World examples to show that previous societies honored not just the wealthy but the wise...prophets, sages, and soothsayers wearing rags and living in caves, but nonetheless attracting and spellbinding crowds. The listeners in turn valued the wisdom enough to keep the transient visitors alive with gifts of food, clothes, and water. Teachers, workers, priests, artisans, blacksmiths and farmers were exalted. Men were passionate about staying at home, providing for their families and the community, building houses together, binding courageously to protect the common good. Life moved more slowly and intentionally, people took better care of their SOULS.Simmons doesn't only paint the problem: The second half of True Measure is devoted to showing us the way out of this mess. God never intended men to be shallow, isolated, sleep-deprived, stressed out workaholics, afraid to fail, living in fear of being discovered as frauds.
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