27 January 2013

The Book of Man by William Bennett: Review

The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood
By William Bennett


This book compiles abundant inspiring stories of MEN in various aspects, i.e. men at War, Work, Leisure, Police, Family, and Belief. A belief summary have been provided in Video form as follows:


"How do we reclaim ourselves? Ourmen?"
I believe it is an interesting yet inspiring question that some people were not wondering about. This may be due to the fact that we tend to ignore what we have familiar with. However, when I see substantial "men" or "boys" are missing themselves in this highly seductive world and pursuing instant yet temporary pleasure and excitement, I believe this book will be one of the maps that guide "boys" come out from "the island of the lost world" and go toward manhood.

Personally, I do not think this is a magic book for you (parents or teachers) let your son to read it alone so that he will be a "man" in the future, suddenly. This book, however, contains abundant tools (such as profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays) to assist you to guide your children to be a better men in the future.
Since there are lots of examples in the book, it should not an surprise for me to disagree with few of them. Moreover, I do not think it is necessary to agree or to practise all the characteristics stated in the book to be a man. The important thing is to be inspired and then to find one or two appropriate models for practising.
Lastly, I believe "women" or "girls" shall read this book as well to know what are the characteristics of "real men" are, so that they will make a better decision in choosing the right man.

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Review by: Xaivier Chia

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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