The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Jul 2019

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I was impressed by this book. The author has a likable communication style, and I can see this book being read with interest by young men seeking for answers and encouragement.  It would be a good book for a mentor to go over one-on-one with a student, or even in a small group. I’d also recommend it for parents to read to know to know how to open up conversations with a teenage son.  A good resource for parents or anyone who works with teens.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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The Guys Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face is a brilliant book. It is brimming with personal anecdotes and spiritual as well as scientific backing to make sure that the young men that read it have no way of weaselling out of its truth. This book covers the issues that you would expect but grounds them in identity the roots from which the other issues grow. This book is particular is remarkably cohesive, in how it connects chapters and sections even when they are miles apart.  When I reached the end of this book I was waiting for more, but even though a conclusion that wraps up the content covered isn't included it is all the better for the conclusion that it does have. This conclusion brings the issues back to the power of the cross and the working of the spirit, that we need to break free of these issues. This book doesn't have a lot of content inappropriate for pre-teens, and the sexual content included isn't graphic in its detail. 
Questions are included to help both the young man but also assists in facilitating father-son, mentor-mentee and other such relationships. 
I was provided a digital copy of the book through NetGalley, but all thoughts included are my own.
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This book was informative and detailed some of the struggles that Christian men face. I believe this book could be used for Bible studies at churches. Men and women can read the book. Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this great book.
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Seasoned youth worker and Bible teacher Jonathan McKee opens his latest book, "The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face," with a great story about his dog Lionel who ate three months' worth of fat drippings from the grill's drip tray.  That dog was well, "sick as a dog" he sayys.  Then, comparing that to the many "fun" things the world dangles in teens faces today, McKee asks, "Is four minutes of feasting on fat worth thirty-six hours of regret?" 

Through the rest of the book he unpacks that concept, looking at four key issues that young guys face today: self-esteem, screens, sexual temptation and substance abuse.  Each chapter includes some questions to get guys thinking about and digesting what they're reading, and then McKee offers some final thoughts.  Jonathan doesn't skirt any issues.  He deals with issues like pornography and substance abuse with honesty.  He uses scientific studies and testimonials to show how God truly has our best in mind and the best design.  When we do things as God has outlined in His Word, we experience life as God intended--happier, healthier, and blessed.

This highly relevant, open, and honest book is one young men can read on their own, or it's something parents can use as a conversation starter.  It's even something small groups could use to begin some important discussions.  McKee offers biblical wisdom to deal with four of the most significant struggles young men face today.

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.  The opinons expressed are my own.
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This is a great  resource for teenage boys brought up with a Christian background. The guide goes over several key points of a young mans life that he will need to overcome to be able to focus and resist temptation. It is geared towards Christian boys, but has great lessons for any young teenage boy. 

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