Uncommon Character (paperback)
Packed with twenty-five inspiring and stirring stories of US and International men and women, this volume presents a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary men and women who were able to do extraordinary things, making a positive difference in the world. Most stories include some insightful analysis regarding which character trait(s) seemed to be most prominent in the life each. Told with wit, humor and zest, these tales are sure to motivate readers to get off the couch and begin to make better use of their time and talents. 309 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
A captivating non-fiction anthology filled with heroic profiles, epic tales, and timeless parables. Each chapter introduces a memorable hero who challenged and changed the world in remarkable ways. Youll meet personalities who are historical and living, unknown and familiar, domestic and foreign. Prepare to encounter pilots, farmers, immigrants, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, lawyers, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists their dynamic legacies are destined to become part of us and our heritage. Collectively, their stories answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? How does a hero personify favorable character? Why is personal character so vital for our families and country?
These are unique tales told with zest; these are unforgettable tales to long treasure. Enjoy the exciting portraits; then share them in family, church, workplace, outreach, and educational settings because thats where they began, and thats why they were written. The 26 stories will quickly find special places in heart and head, dwelling there to influence lifes crucial choices.
Theres not another book like this one. Every story advocates making a positive impact on others and mastering the days we are given. Readers depart with an abiding conviction of the vital difference one committed life will make. No matter our past or where we find ourselves today, we will be inspired to finish well.
About the Author
Douglas Feavel retired after thirty-seven years in technology marketing and management positions. He obtained a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a masters degree in Christian education from Bethany Divinity College. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for nearly fifty years. Appleton, Wisconsin is their hometown, but Vincennes, Indiana is their current base. They volunteer at non-profits in teaching, outreach, and ministry roles domestically and abroad when not with their children and grandchildren. Speaking engagements may be arranged through firstname.lastname@example.org, and bulk purchase discounts are available through www.anekopress.com/contact-us.
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Beautiful reads when you need a little uplift, but dont want a big book. I have really enjoyed these when I sit down for a minute during the day. Kindle E-book Review
Ive been creating interest and discussion with the grandchildren as we read the book together. The Bible references and Christian character (implied and explicit) give the work great depth. I was wowed by the research done. Im recommending your book to everyone who will hear! Reader E-mail
I truly enjoyed your book! I did not want to put it down. The way you introduce the book and the way you write is superb. You wrote just like you think and talkand it kept my attention. I want to order more copies as I have three grandchildren and would like to send each a copy. Thanks for producing a book about real lives and real people you truly are a proverbial storyteller. Reader E-mail