Choose Greatness: 11 Wise Decisions that Brave Young Men Make

Choose Greatness: 11 Wise Decisions that Brave Young Men Make

by Gary Chapman, Clarence Shuler


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Why do some teens thrive as adults while others struggle? What makes the difference?

Gary Chapman, the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®, and Clarence Shuler met when Clarence was still a teen. Gary mentored Clarence and helped him make wise decisions during his tumultuous teen years. Decades later, the two are still close friends and both lead powerful ministries that help people all around the world live better, more godly lives.

Clarence saw the importance of someone coming alongside when he needed to make difficult but wise decisions. That’s why Gary and Clarence are teaming up to give this gift to other young men. In Choose Greatness, they look at 11 important choices every young man faces, and talk through how he can choose wisely and thereby choose greatness. Full of rich wisdom, down-to-earth writing, and compassionate insight, this book is perfect for a teen to read on their own or (even better) with a mentoring adult.

Help the teens in your life choose greatness today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802418678
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 536,801
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

GARY CHAPMAN—author, speaker, counselor—has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at

CLARENCE SHULER is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. Clarence is a counselor, speaker, and author of several books, including Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working? Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend and Single and Free to Be Me. He and his wife, Brenda, reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have three adult daughters. For more information, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Wise Decision #1 Choose to Seek Wisdom from Parents or Trusted Adults 15

Wise Decision #2 Choose to Seek Knowledge through Education 27

Wise Decision #3 Choose to Make Technology Work for You 41

Wise Decision #4 Choose to Be Successful: Work Hard 57

Wise Decision #5 Choose to Respect Girls and Women 71

Wise Decision #6 Choose to Be Sexually Responsible 81

Wise Decision #7 Choose to Live Longer and Happier 101

Part A Avoid Drugs and Alcohol

Wise Decision #8 Choose to Live Longer and Happier 113

Part B Avoid Tobacco and Marijuana

Wise Decision #9 Choose to Build Diverse Friendships 127

Wise Decision #10 Choose to Invest Time in Helping Others 139

Wise Decision #11 Choose to Discover the Truth about God 151

Conclusion: Choose Life by Asking Good Questions 157

Acknowledgments 161

Notes 163

About the Authors 169

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