For generations, men have been told to sit down and shut up. To man up and 'be strong'. But strength isn't pushing aside your problems and bottling up emotions. It takes strength to express how you feel, even if you aren't sure how to do that.
This book is amazing and has the potential to change many lives. It takes problems men have in day-to-day lives and walks them alongside scripture in a way that is easily digestible. That being said, it never comes across as patronizing, but rather as a friend that has come to offer advice, and I consider that a comfort.
All in all, this book is worth the read, even if you aren't male. I honestly believe everyone can learn something from this book, whether it's the role God has in our lives, learning the best way to structure our lives for the future, or even reassurance that it's okay to open up and be vulnerable even if it's in a small group of like-minded friends to keep each other accountable. This book is remarkable and absolutely wonderful in its own way with its great advice.
In John Grisham’s book “The Rainmaker” he tells the story of a once moral attorney, and I paraphrase, who crosses the line into deception and that line soon disappears. This seemingly suggests that if you are introduced to an idea or concept long enough, it becomes normal. A norm that is now introduced as truth. The bigger picture is the serpent introduced an alternative view of the tree to Adam and Eve in the garden that has since become a norm. Sin is progressive. I heard this saying “Sin takes you further than you want to go, keeps you longer than you wish to stay, and cost you far more than you are willing to pay.” The consequences of lifestyle changes and revised laws that we accept now, will become our children’s children code of conviction, because it will be the only thing they know. The reality is you can’t unlearn what you know, until you understand the truth about what you know. This concept is called Deconstruction.
“Man Cave under Construction” –Stephen B. Wright