What a fantastic combination having both John Eldredge and his son, Sam Eldredge, authoring this book together called “Killing Lions: A Guide Through The Trials Young Men Face”.
John Eldredge is a New York Times Best-Selling author and really out-does himself with his latest book reviewed here today. He gives the readers a special call to action – “The Challenge Before You Is A Bold One: To Accept The Wild, Daring Adventure Of Becoming A Man.”
I was tickled by this book for many reasons. Not only does it bring a great deal of clarity to the challenges a young man faces as he enters adulthood and grows into the man God wants him to be, but it also touched upon so many other golden nuggets of wisdom in an entertaining and delightful way. I would recommend anyone whether young man or young woman, adult or teen – read this and take it’s lessons to heart. They apply to more than just young men, but for those of you with teen sons, or grandsons or nephews that you care about … this is a must read or a must buy as a gift that will help carry them towards a rewarding future of hope and confidence in who they are as a man.
One of my favorite parts was in chapter six when the author shares about loving “choose your own adventure” books when he was younger. I adore those! I like the way he relates to these and things like rpg (role playing) video games and how they offer hints at what the reward or consequences of our choices can be.
I think overall, the design of this book is very clever. It offers thoughts from the twenty something son and then it gives you the response from the dad sharing wisdom and insight into his viewpoints on what the son is going through in his life at that time. It’s a good, easy to read, and enjoyable book filled with helpful advice for sons and fathers to discuss together if able to.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Five stars!
Killing Lions was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge, where they discuss what it means to enter into manhood. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own.
Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: “You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”
Page Count: 208
Retail value: $19.99
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Sep 9, 2014
Prize: One winner to receive a copy of Killing Lions by John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge!
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