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 to explain the context behind it and at times about the author.
If you are looking for a Christian devotional for men, this is not it. In fact there is very little expressly Christian content but if taken in it's entirety it can be a source of inspiration or for the thoughtful reader, a means of provoking thought. This can also be a source of sermon illustrations a plenty, if ever I am short of one.
Dr. Bennett has written a remarkable book of readings on manhood. I would also remind you that this book hits stores today so check it out, I like reading original source material. I especially like it when someone else has compiled an interesting collection. The Book of Man will give every young male who reads it the inspiration to become a true man in the eyes of God and his peers. The Book of Man By William Bennett is a most excellent collection of stories based on the history of what strong,courageous and bold men has done for the United Sates and the World. This book will be a permanent part of our family library. This book will be remembered as a classic. Read It!
I discovered with delight in this book. And ALL of them are new to my early-teen grandsons. We've got some lost time to make up for, but I'm thankful... Bennet is inspiring to read and renews ones faith! these selections will benefit, encourage, and inspire him as they do me.The thing that matters is whether he did the crime. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We all need a Savior. We have all done the crime. believe this book will be an encouragement to everyone who reads it because it is relevant to all who struggle, sheds light on the struggles of well known people and how the Lord changed their lives. I never understood what it meant when someone said God healed them or that finding Christ gave them new life. I found Christ in my late 30s and I always find testimony stories uplifting and interesting. know that seems to be going through something. Which, as I said before, turns out to be everyone, so possibly find some comfort in that. Don't hesitate, this book is wonderful. I recommened it.
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 their country and families.
As a parent of boys this book is something that will be book that will be a reference all through their growing years. I think this book would be such blessing for a dad to read to his sons as they grow up. It will provide true examples of what being a man is all about in a culture that devalues men and boys, generally portraying them as stupid, irrelevant, or brutes. The Book of Man would also make a great gift, maybe to a young man turning 12 or 13 or parents of a son of any age. I think this book would best be used in a mentoring relationship, as all ways of helping a boy grow into a man.
I recently finished reading The Book of Man by William J. Bennett, also author of the literary compilation, The Book of Virtues.
from the back of the book "Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book fo 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....."
This literary masterpiece is divides the writings under the headings: Man in War, Man at Work, Man in Play, Sports, and Leisure, Man in the Polis, Man with Woman and Children, and Man in Prayer and Reflection. The pieces in each section range broadly in both period written and style. The selections span both fiction and non-fiction material. All, however, are united by messages of noblilty, honor, respect, courage and humility. There is an overarching sense of elegance throughout these writings. Bennet did a masterful job in compiling this work. And while the themes are directed toward men, I, as a woman, found much much to be edified by also.