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Posted August 19, 2013
John share with his readers the profound lessons he has learned through Heroes, Mentors and Friends he has known or known of. He shares important thoughts on acquiring true success and happiness.
We often wish we could put our life's learning and wisdom into another soul's head, but unfortunately we cannot. However, if through writing and sharing these types of things, the author even helps one person to avoid "pitfalls" and make better choices, then the work and effort is worth it. John is hoping many will read and learn from his life's experiences.
This is very non-preachy and will even be enjoyed by the non-Christian audience, to gain peace and success.
The book is a great reference book for those times we need reflection and guiding support. It is written very well by a man who has spent his whole life in the broadcasting industry. John shares many instances in his life - and the lives of others- when his choices could have been better and when his choices led him into a negative direction, how he corrected it. He offers strong suggestions of things to do to create a more positive life. It is at times a little beleaguered and repetitive, but still well worth reading.
Posted November 30, 2012
I think this book is great! I don't actually read many book on spirituality. The few I have read though (this one included) have really been influential to me. Really...this book couldn't have come into my life at a better time. Being a new mom and being a stay-at-home-mom has brought many changes in my life as well as many questions about who I am and what I'm meant to be doing. John shows some of his life lessons through his and others' life stories, and this really got me thinking about the heroes, mentors and friends in my life...something I hadn't done in quite awhile.
It really makes me think about how people have influenced my life, and lead me in my path...whether it was my Grandpa (my hero), Sarge (my mentor), or Marta (my friend)...it's easy to see how I have been guided throughout my life. My Dad has also been crucial to who I am today...he is a hero, mentor, and friend. With John's lessons I am able to see the higher nature and purpose of the people in my life. This is a very spiritual book, and it's written for everyone...whatever your spiritual faith...you can take something special away from this book.
It's also made me realize how loved I am and how connected each and every one of us is. Heroes, mentors, and friends are not just those main staples in your life...I think they can also be the people you see in your daily life and make idle chit chat with....the barista you buy coffee from every morning, the bus driver, the gas station attendant, and even the crazy lady shouting at you outside the coffee shop. If you think about these people, if something about them or their lives makes you question or see something about yourself...I think they're also "angels" in our lives. This is something Heroes, Mentors, and Friends has made me more cognizant to.