I had the wonderful privilege of reading The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick for a fair review. After reading it, I cannot recommend it to any teenage male and older enough. I would give it four out of five stars. Want to know more? Click through after the break.
Patrick’s advice comes across as pointed and sometimes almost too simple, it is advice that needs to be taken to heart. Patrick writes with great ease about a multitude of topics, that he has obviously pondered throughout the years. Whether it is talking about being a devoted man or being a content man, the principles he writes about are sorely missing in today’s society.
It is easy to see that a lack of true men has arisen in 2014 for a variety of reasons and what I like about Darrin’s message is that he is not trying to explain it or point fingers, but instead point “men” to become men and lead their families or future families. After being raised in church and seeing many young men fall through the cracks, it is easy to know that the church is not doing any better at raising men. Rather, we may raising some of the worst examples of men.
Ultimately, Patrick points us to the forgiveness of Christ being the greatest foundation of being a true man. Rather than simply holding these principles up on a pedestal and offering no mention of Christ, Patrick does point out the forgiveness that is offered. The one complain I have is that I wish he would have mentioned the forgiveness earlier in the book to lay a firm foundation and not tacking it on, almost as an afterthought.
For that reason, I give this book four out of five stars. I would highly recommend it as it is an easy read and one that you can complete quickly. As a matter of disclaimer, I received this book for free from BookLookBloggers in exchange for a fair review. The words and rating are my own.