"New York Times" best-selling author Stephen Mansfield explores the manly virtues by looking to the lives of the manliest of men.
Masculinity is more than an identity. It's a discipline--something requiring cultivation. For that we need the help of many teachers, mentors, fathers, and brothers. In "Mansfield's Book of Manly Men," "New York Times" bestselling author Stephen Mansfield introduces readers to thirty such figures. Some are soldiers, some are philosophers, some inventors, revolutionaries, adventurers, preachers--and they all have something unique to teach us about manliness:
- Vision, " told through the story of "Rudyard Kipling
- Humor, " told through the story of "G. K. Chesterton
- Power, " told through the story of "George Washington
- Conquest, " told through the story of "Nehemiah
In each chapter, Stephen Mansfield tells their stories and distills from the events, the challenges, and triumphs a key lesson that will show readers how to grow into one unique aspect of the calling as men.
Mansfield won't tell you how to tie a tie, change a flat, or handle your mother-in-law, but through the featured lives he will tell you how to think, strive, hope, pray, work, and act like a man and invite you into a new and greater story.
Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times best-selling author and a popular speaker who is becoming one of the nation’s most respected voices on religion in American culture. He is author of The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of the American Soldier, Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill, among other works of history and biography. In 2008, Mansfield wrote The Faith of Barack Obama, intended as an objective look at Obama’s religious life and the controversies that have surrounded it. The book reflects Mansfield’s ability to compassionately describe theological and political views that are not necessarily his own.Founder of both The Mansfield Group, a research and communications firm, and Chartwell Literary Group, which creates and manages literary projects, Stephen is also in demand as a lecturer and inspirational speaker.