Humilitas

  • by John Dickson
  • Narrated by John Dickson
  • 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Humility, or holding power loosely for the sake of others, is sorely lacking in today's world. Without it, many people fail to develop their true leadership potential and miss out on genuine fulfillment in their lives and their relationships.
Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership shows how the virtue of humility can turn your strengths into true greatness in all areas of life. Through the lessons of history, business, and the social sciences, author John Dickson shows that humility is not low self-esteem, groveling, or losing our distinct gifts. Instead, humility both recognizes our inherent worth and seeks to use whatever power we have at our disposal on behalf of others. Some of the world's most inspiring and influential players have been people of immense humility. The more we learn about humility, the more we understand how essential it is to a satisfying career and personal life. By embracing this virtue, we will transform for good the unique contributions we each make to the world.

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Humility is nearly impossible to capture in a book

As well as Humility can be recorded, described and expressed without sounding not at all humble, John Dickson has not disappointed. I am however, biased because I tend to enjoy all of his books I listen to or read. He is a very learned, capable writer, and seems to love difficult concepts to capture in the written form. He is a humble man though I think he would say he has not got a good grasp of humility at all.
John Dickson is an incredible teacher, Pastor, with an uncanny ability to capture subject matter that most would run from. I will read and listen to this book again throughout the years. I have much to learn on the matter.
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- Sean

Great history/value/importance/practicality of H.

Great job on the history of humility and the context out of which it arose in comparison to other ancient civilizations. Many great stories drive home the importance and value of humility. Especially insightful is his perspective and analysis's on how humility is a better remedy for contemporary society'll ills than tolerance. A must read for all college students. Finally, the author is skillful in driving home the practical implications and applications of humility for business and personal settings in contemporary life.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan