The Book of Man

The Book of Man

Readings on the Path to Manhood

By William J. Bennett

Thomas Nelson Publishers, Hardcover, 9781595552716, 546pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

Description

"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. 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.