The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood
Bennett, William J (Author)
ISBN: 1595552715 EAN: 9781595552716
"The Book of Man" explores the life of men in various
contexts: work, play, prayer, war, home, and friendship. Bennett uses
essays and stories, myths and history, to bring life to the subject.
Aimed at helping families, adults and children, teachers, and policy
makers, "The Book of Man" defines what a man should be, how he should
live, and to what he should aspire.
"New York Times "best-selling author William J.Bennett uses stories,
essays, historical vignettes, and contemporary profiles to explore and
explain what it means to be a man. Fashioning men has never been easy,
but today it seems particularly tough. Boys needheroes to embody the
everlasting qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity.
Without such role models, boys will naturally choose perpetual childhood
over the rigors of becoming a man-as many women, teachers, coaches,
employers, and adults in authority can quickly attest. Too many boys and
men waste time in pointless and soulless activities, unmindful of their
responsibilities, uncaring in their pursuits. Have we forgotten how to
raise men, how to lead our boys into manhood?
In "The Book of
Man," Bennett charts a clearercourse, offering a positive, encouraging,
uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human
nature, and practical for contemporary life. Like his classic, "The Book
of Virtues," Bennettuses profiles, stories, letters, poems, and myths
to bring his subject to life, defining what a man should be, how he
should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life.Chapters
include: Man in WarMan at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure
Man in the Polis Man with Woman and Children Man in Prayer and