The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World
The real life stories in this book all deal with the adversities of everyday life, growing up, going to school, being a parent etc. It also shows how everyday people have jumped the high hurdles in life that cripple many of us. For that reason these people are heroes. They are not celebrities or anyone you will read about in magazines or newspapers. They are just "normal people." But they've done extraordinary things.
This book is an excellent motivator! As corny as this may sound, it makes you say to yourself the words, "I can." It makes you realize that we all have the potential to be heroes to ourselves and to people around us. These well-written stories describe individuals who have overcome tremendous odds.
I had always assumed that heroism was reserved for the very few, but I no longer believe that to be true. I have come to believe that heroism is clearly attainable to each of us–that all we have to do to become heroes is, with God’s help, to grow into the ideal each of us harbors in our hearts.
Every child or young man or young woman should know what a true hero looks like and ACTS like. It's not Michael Phelps with his pot smoking or Kanye West with his humiliating antics on stage with Taylor Swift. These guys aren't gentlemen and it's a pity that today's youth looks up to them. Read these stories aloud and let your hearts be touched with TRUE pictures of bravery, sincere self-sacrificing love, and humble honor. Our kids are in want of real heroes in this day and age. Give it to them through these stories.
I highly recommend this book to all. Thank you Hero’s!