Sunday, May 28, 2017

Act Like Men, By James MacDonald-Book Review

About the book:
"As goes the man, so goes the family-the church-the nation-and sadly, it's not going well. Every statistic, from porn to paternity, from divorce to detention rates, shouts with astounding clarity: "Men are in trouble!"
Men are struggling not to slip superficial, self-indulgent secularism when so man on every side are rinning in the direction. The need is urgent and the time is now for real revival in the hearts of men. If you are seeking a path forward-an action to get some traction in a better direction-Act Like Men is that path. I believe men want to be challenged and stretched, tested to the limits of who we are. That's how God designed us."
First off, obviously, I'm not the target demographic for this book. But I love psychology and reading books out of my demographic, I find it fascinating. That said, I also love James MacDonald's teaching.
The Introduction of the book is a great reminder how men and women differ, -from the book (among other things), "men don't read".
Now, I don't want to go into to much review because I feel coming from a women it might be taken like, "yes, men need to change, man up. Men are the problem."...you know? Yes, men need to start acting like men...But, women also need to start acting like ladies. Both biblical standards. With that said;
James MacDonald does a great job at getting the point across, "keeping it simple". With 5 sections, 40 chapters (a 40 day devotional, the chapters are short (but not stupid short)) and at the end of each chapter are questions for reflection followed by a prayer. 
In closing, using humor and situations (I think) every man can relate to, Act Like Men, will guide you towards biblical manhood. An excellent read, both on your own or in a small group...I hope to get my dad, brothers and (God willing) husband to read this book.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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