Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch

In our world today, we are lacking heros. We are lacking men and women of upstanding courage, strength of character, conviction and selflessness. We need to show our children that greatness is not a one time act but a life lived daily in greatness. Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch have given us stories of people who did live lives of greatness.
This book will but faith back in everyday man. Each chapter is broken down by a positive character trait with three stories of different people who represent that trait. Then there is a wrap up section, reflection section and a further insights section with quotes from famous people.
There are wonderful examples of courage like Luba Gercak who took care of children left to die in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Examples of perseverance like George Frederick Handel in 1741 who is best known for Messiah. Incredible stories of overcoming disability like Kyle Maynard born sometime in the 1980s and began college in 2004.
This book is a must have for parents to read with their children, to give them heros so needed in our world.

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