The Book Of Man: Readings On The Path To Manhood
By: William J. Bennett
The Book Of Man was actually quite good. William Bennett overall has produced some very good books (at least the ones I’ve read). This book is in line with his better works. This book, obviously, is geared towards men. It covers topics such as war, work and women. The book has little writing by Bill Bennett himself but is mostly composed of exerts from prominent men of the past ranging from Ronald Reagan to Aristotle to Alexis De Tocqueville to George Washington to G.K. Chesterton to William Bennett himself. It’s enjoyable not only from a practical every day life perspective for men of today but also from a historical perspective. It sets forth a high standard for men to attain and calls them to higher responsibility and integrity. The one disclaimer I’ll place is that because it’s all various quotes it doesn’t have the smooth flow of a regular book. So it may not be that enjoyable for some. If that is so consider reading it as a devotional (though I don’t know how many entries it has exactly so it may take a long time to get through devotionally). Anyways, I recommend it for all men. Definitely a great read.
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