In our uncertain, ever-changing world, more & more Americans are seeking a moral compass to guide them. This encouraging & enlightening book provides us with the direction to achieve our goals & find fulfillment while maintaining our personal freedom & integrity. Dick DeVos, President of Amway, shows us how the values that make America great can be incorporated into our daily lives. These are the values that shape who we are, how we live, & how we treat one another. He shares the invaluable lessons he has learned on the road to success & happiness. Includes inspirational examples of everyday Americans who have applied these basic principles to their lives & work.
"The point of having values by which you lead your life, DeVos says, is freedom--the freedom to do what you want and also, necessarily, he insists, the freedom to do the right thing. He identifies three sets of eight values that he maintains are essential to--in the words of the section titles--"Upholding Freedom," "Becoming Free," and "Preserving Freedom." All 24 values he discusses are personal in nature; that is, although most are social in their intentions (e.g., reliability, fairness, stewardship, charity, etc.), individual persons, not groups or institutions, must practice them for them to have any effect. Each of the 24 chapters is so directly worded and employs so many real-life stories to illustrate the particular value in action that they bespeak a probable origin in DeVos' public speeches and make the book preeminently readable. Meanwhile, DeVos' assertion of the Christianity he feels undergirds all these values will comfort many readers but, because he never proselytizes or preaches, not put off others who mistrust Christianity. Excellent popular moral teaching. "
|Publisher||Dutton / Penguin|