Measured Expectations

Michael R. Poll
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Measured Expectations

The Challenges of Today's Freemasonry

by Michael R. Poll

Available in Paperback, Large Print Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, and Audiobook (Kindle and Audiobook links below on page)
NOTE: Hardcover can take 2 - 3 weeks for shipping.

This down to Earth book by Michael R. Poll provides suggestions and advice on dealing with Lodge and Scottish Rite issues such as Masonic law, Lodge operation, visitors, poor degrees, meals, officer roles, poor attendance, Masonic philosophy & history, the future of Freemasonry, and so much more. Written in an easy to read style with the goal of providing the new or seasoned Mason with useful information to help make their Lodge experience of greater value. 

2018 Book of the Year!

"Masonry in Illinois is moving in a positive direction. To continue that momentum, I encourage each of you to review and then share some of the thoughts and ideas as presented in the Book of the Year for Illinois Masonry, 'Measured Expectations.'

May we be Masons living Masonry each and every day"

~ Greg Clark, Grand Master
Grand Lodge A,F&AM, Illinois

Kindle edition of this work is available by clicking HERE.

Audiobook edition of this work available by clicking HERE.



Bill Hosler,PM
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great primer!!!
This book is great book to present to a newly raised Master Mason. Sadly Masons rarely receive the proper instructions they will need to be a successful member of the Fraternity.
I feel this book will be the perfect cornerstone for a young man to start his Masonic education. It explains the fundamentals of the Fraternity, being a lodge officer, a primer on Masonic law and a good introduction into symbolism.

Krishae Humphries
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great book
I ordered this book because I had heard it reviewed on the "Whence Came You" Podcast and sounded pretty good. I have found it to be a very good book, straight to the point, and in easy terms to understand. It's a great book for anyone but especially any Freemason.

Scott D.
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must Read
This is a fantastic read. I was skeptical as many of the topics have been covered ad naseum but WB Poll takes a fresh approach and thoroughly explains the items in a way that both a new a seasoned Masonic reader will enjoy.
Scott Dueball
State Education Officer
Grand Lodge of Illinois

Phil Mc K
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must for all Mason’s - especially those considering being an officer.
Very easy read and incredibly thought provoking information. I could not put this down!

5 out of 5 stars
This is a very NECESSARY piece of Masonic Work...

I have been listening to a wonderfully simple, yet very thought-provoking book called “Measured Expectations: The Challenges of Today’s Freemasonry” by Bro. Michael R. Poll.
The opening chapter of the book is difficult to listen to because, quite honestly, the truth does hurt... it stings a lot, actually.
If one has fairly thick skin and is open-minded, I HIGHLY recommend this book. It seriously spoke to me on a VERY personal level.

5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic walk through Freemasonry
Listening to Mr. Poll’s insights into the history, purpose and meaning , its present condition, what it meant to those who have gone this way before, and what it can be to those of us in the Brotherhood today, was fascinating, insightful, and mind expanding. Having just completed my first pass I will now go back through, but this time I will be taking notes.

Product Details:
6x9 Softcover


  • 5
    Practical and Informative Information

    Posted by Richard C. Lumb on Jul 18th 2017

    I find Michael's book "dead on" in providing explanation and information about Masonry, those topics often not shared, not known by many, and a giant step to knowledge acquisition we erroneously assume people know. Well done and a book all Masons should read.