The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 22, 2013 - Religion - 608 pages
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN

Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough.  The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity.  InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life.

Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more.  "Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Man shows how.

 

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Not a devotional

User Review  - Logan - Christianbook.com

This book is a kind of anthology of readings from a variety of sources about a variety of subjects brought together under the umbrella of 'stories about manhood.' Each reading is prefaced by Bennett ... Read full review

Wonderful

User Review  - steffanie - Christianbook.com

This book is wonderful for men, such an encouragement and wonderful examples of strong men. Men of courage, honor, strength, integrity, and wonderful qualities of true men. Men who have sacrificed for ... Read full review

Contents

1 Man in War
1
2 Man at Work
89
3 Man in Play Sports and Leisure
167
4 Man in the Polis
243
5 Man with Woman and Children
347
6 Man in Prayer and Reflection
435
At the End
513
Acknowledgments
519
Credits
521
Index
535
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Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio shows, “Bill Bennett’s Morning in America,” he is also the Distinguished Fellow of the American Strategy Group. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books, and lives near Washington, DC.

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