Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Dude's Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick
The first that hit me was the that one of the forewords was written by Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. That in, and of, itself is a reason to get this book.
All quacking aside, this is an amazing book on manhood. I have read several books in the recent months on manhood and this by far has been the best I've read.
The book goes into twelve characteristics of what a Biblical man should be. Some of the topics deal with work, family, God, sex, contentment, and connecting. Men need to understand that we are created for a purpose. Masculinity reveals God in some facet provided that masculinity is rooted in devotion to God.
What Patrick has done is put into plain English what a man is; not what he thinks it is. There is a difference that if not
discovered will lead to an unsatisfied life and a yearning for more.
I really enjoyed the chapters on family, fatherhood, and being a wife-loving husband. Too many man see these responsibilities as secondary to work and hobbies. Patrick puts the proper perspective in print. Do what God wants from you; not what you want for you.
Every man should read this book. I repeat: EVERY MAN SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Take my advice and just do it. You'll be glad you did.