American hero pens message: Character comes in all walks of life

Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Forces of Character (book cover)A three-time Super Bowl champion and U.S. Air Force fighter pilot says it's time for society to get back to the basics of life.

Chad Hennings flew jets in Iraq and also won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys. He's written a new book called Forces of Character: Conversations about Building a Life of Impact. Hennings tells OneNewsNow today's narcissistic society leads to people making poor choices. So he interviewed ten people, ranging from athletes and coaches to a concentration camp survivor and Supreme Court justice.

"I wanted to have a broad demographic of male, female, black, up and down the economic scale to show that character is ubiquitous,” he says. “No matter what your lot in life is, you can choose to live a life of character."

Hennings

Hennings says he hopes readers will see the choices that these ten individuals made and how those choices were derived around character.

"[Character is demonstrated], whether that be by exemplifying courage, humility, honest, integrity, self-discipline, selflessness,” he says. “It's kind of like Let's get back to the basics of following that Golden Rule of do unto others as you would have them do unto you." 

Hennings challenges people to set their goals high.

Forces of Character includes interviews with:

•       Troy Aikman, sportscaster and Hall of Fame quarterback;

•       Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering;

•       Jason Garrett, coach of the Dallas Cowboys;

•       Tom Henricks, former Space Shuttle commander;

•       Greg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs;

•       Virginia Prodan, human rights attorney;

•       Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court justice;

•       Bob Sweeney, executive director of Dallas Life;

•       Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Fame; and

•       Dr. Edith Eva Eger, Auschwitz survivor. 

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