Synopses & Reviews
Fred Smith’s 6:30 A.M. breakfasts have become legendary. Now readers can join those whose lives have been stretched and enriched by words of wisdom from mentor and best-selling author Fred Smith, Sr. This book is a collection of 52 inspiring thoughts from Fred on a variety of topics—including leadership, perseverance, success, character, faith, friendship, family and heroes. Following each insightful entry is a thoughtful response/reflection from 52 of Fred’s good friends, including Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Pat Williams, Ken Blanchard and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, who call him mentor and credit him with having a significant influence on their lives and ministries. Men and women worldwide will “breakfast with Fred” and grow in faith, understanding and purpose. His wisdom and principle-based approach to life will enable them to grasp life with a stronger hold. And thought-provoking questions, one-liners and Scripture references will allow readers to personalize the impact of each reading. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for a life-changing “breakfast with Fred.”
Fred Smith, Sr. might be the best-kept secret of American Christianity today. His speaking engagements and books have inspired excellence in countless people, but even more influential are his now infamous breakfast meetings. Now the wisdom he imparted to the dozens of Christian leaders he personally mentored can have the same shaping influence on your life. Fred’s clear views and exceptional insights into successful Christian living will inspire you to reach your potential with questions, Scripture, and one-liners that will stay with you long after you have put the book down. Each selection of Fred’s musings is followed by a response from one of Fred’s friends—such as Philip Yancey and Zig Ziglar—with 52 total entries, so you can have breakfast with Fred every week of the year!
About the Author
FRED SMITH, Sr. currently mentors executives and professionals. Prior to this, he was vice president of Operations for Gruen Watch Company, consultant to Mobil, Caterpillar, and GENESCO before establishing his food packaging brokerage firm in Dallas, Texas. His speaking career spans 60 years in 50 states and in several international venues for business, the academy, and Christian audiences. For twenty years he has been a contributing editor for Leadership Journal and is the author of three books: You and Your Network, Learning to Lead, and Leading with Integrity. Fred and his wife, Mary Alice, were married sixty-five years. He has three children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
BRENDA A. SMITH is currently the President of the Breakfast with Fred Project, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to archive and relevantly communicate the lifework of her father, Fred Smith, Sr. Her background includes business ownership, corporate management, and public relations. A national speaker and writer, her articles have been published in magazines and professional and ministry newsletters. She is the author of Divine Confinement: Facing Seasons of Limitation.