The True Measure of a Man by Richard E. Simmons III

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by Richard E. Simmons III

Being manly is often strived for in today’s culture and has been arguably since men were first created by God. Our mainstream culture has different ideas of what makes a man a real man, but what is really the truth? Does it involve having brute strength? Does it involve riches? Sex? Victory? Material possessions??? Richard E. Simmons III’s book The True Measure of a Man tries to reveal the answer to that great question.

The True Measure of a Man measures what some think is manliness and reveals what is ACTUALLY manliness. There are different lessons and testimonies revealed within this book from various minds like Blaise Pascal. Mr. Simmons also analyses why some males have these false ideas of manliness and what to do about them.

For the most part I enjoyed this book. The thing I liked the best about Richard Simmons III’s book is when he looks at why the mainstream culture believes what it believes about manliness; so true! I like and dislike how he provides quotes of famous writers and speakers; I thought he might have used too many quotes. I also like and dislike his use of scripture; I don’t like how he ‘paraphrases’ each scriptural use. This was a very easy read and if a male reader actually takes this book seriously it can be quite convicting. He shares my similar idea of what is wrong with our society today! There are more boys inhabiting adult male bodies than men being men. Overall I thought this was a great book with great ideas.

Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: Ben Umnus was given a free copy of this book by Evergreen Publishing, but he was neither paid for his review nor was he commanded by Evergreen Publishing or Richard E. Simmons III to write a positive review. This review is the personal, written opinion of Ben Umnus.  This disclaimer is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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