Item description for Souls of Steel: How to Build Character in Ourselves and Our Kids by Pat Williams & Jim Denney...
Overview Williams explains why character matters and why so many young people today think issues like character, integrity, morality, and truth are relics of a bygone era.
Publishers Description Pat Williams has shown us what traits are vital for effective leadership and how to develop those skills in our children. In SOULS OF STEEL, he focuses on one specific trait: Character. He explains why character matters and why so many young people today think issues like character, integrity, morality, and truth are relics of a bygone era. He shows us that to be individuals who contribute positively to our world they must have SOULS OF STEEL.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 14, 2008
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446579734 ISBN13 9780446579735
Availability 19 units. Availability accurate as of Jul 22, 2017 01:04.
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More About Pat Williams & Jim Denney
Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic as well as one of America's top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. Since 1968, Pat has been affiliated with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers, and now the Orlando Magic which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of nineteen children, including fourteen adopted from four nations, ranging in age from eighteen to thirty-two. Pat and his family have been featured in "Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, Focus on the Family, New Man Magazine", plus all major television networks.
Reviews - What do customers think about Souls Of Steel?
A Must Have Nov 23, 2008
I saw the author in a television interview and frankly, didn't know his sports or coaching history. I did buy the book based on the short interview piece and found the book to be inspiring. I have 5 daughters and their ages range from 5-22. This book has great lessons for parents and kids. It's straight forward, value focused and used good examples that are translatable to most everyone. You simply can't go wrong with this book.
FANTASTIC Sep 1, 2008
This is a FANTASTIC Christian based book on how to raise kids. He has lots of common sense and real world examples.
His insights in working with kids are invaluable as he has worked with lots of kids.
"A Must Read For All Parents" Feb 5, 2008
A former business partner of mine would "do lunch" with my husband and I several times a week. When he needed a refill, he would lift up his glass and rattle his ice. Then he would complain about how bad service in America is. Of course, he would make sure everyone around him would hear what he had to say. My husband and I were extra kind to the wait staff, because he embarrassed us so badly. He was never taught to have character.
Pat Williams defines character as having integrity, determination, self control, manners, and tenacity. There are a few references to military families. In military families, character is expected of each member. Williams states that one way to instill character is to encourage military duty.
I always tell my children to be a good example for all their peers. If they demonstrate good character, maybe they will teach someone else to do the same. That is why it is important for people of good character to be leaders. Williams explains that people of character often have to stand alone in their stance.
My husband and I quit our jobs in order to concentrate on our business. We wanted to turn it into a family business. We wanted our kids to work with us. They do. Often, my husband and I feel like people think we are odd, because we make our kids work. However, work builds character.
Souls of Steel made me feel better about the "old-fashioned" ways I raise my children. I realize that children do not come with an instruction manual, but Souls of Steel is a big help. I definitely recommend this to all parents and educators.