I don’t know how many times I’ve recommended this book to my friends. The author asks the question, “What does it mean to be a man of God?” and then he contrasts that with modern church-going males. Sadly, the two descriptions are almost polar opposites, but this book goes a long way toward bridging the gap. It speaks of something undeniable at the heart of men –the life of adventure, battle, and heroism. It causes us to look back on our life at instances where we have stifled our masculinity and bowed to social expectations. It then brings Jesus into the picture and, in a way, gives us permission to be real men. It calls us to a higher standard –a more exciting and fulfilling life– and suggests that perhaps that’s the way God intended it to be all along.