With MIA fathers, gangster machismo, and metrosexual role models, it's no wonder boys are confused about what true manhood means. Seeking to chart a clear course for youth, Bennett explores the life of men at work, play, prayer, war, and home to define what a man is, how he should live, and what he should pursue. 560 pages, hardcover w/ deckled edges, from Nelson.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 560 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.00 (inches) ISBN: 1595552715 ISBN-13: 9781595552716 Availability: In Stock
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. In The 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.