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Athletes. Soldiers. Businessmen. Every victor has a game plan for success. Everyone except fathers. Finally, a resource that gives fathers and mentors a playbook for coaching their boys up on what it takes to be a man. Every boy need a clear and compelling definition of what it means to be a man and Man Quest delivers a healthy set of guideposts to jump start them on their journey of a lifetime. Boys who never become men do a lot of damage in our society. It s an epidemic that society just can t ignore. I applaud every effort to lead boys into manhood and Man Quest enlists dads and mentors to teach the boys what real and true masculinity should look like. --Joe Ehrmann, Pastor, Coach, NFL Legend & Author of InSideOut Coaching

Most of us want to teach our boys about authentic manhood but we don t always know what to say or where to start. Man Quest is the perfect guide for fathers who want to equip their teenage boys with the right stuff and start them on the adventure of a lifetime. --Dave Dombrowski, General Manager Detroit Tigers

Feeling like a spectator in your son s life? Man Quest is the game changer every father needs to have a defining and forever impact on his son. Here s the truth - our window of influence is much smaller than we think and it s over in the blink of an eye. I urge you to get moving and take your son on the Man Quest. Don t waste another minute! --Steve Andrews, Lead Pastor, Kensington Community Church

Most of us want to teach our boys about authentic manhood but we don t always know what to say or where to start. Man Quest is the perfect guide for fathers who want to equip their teenage boys with the right stuff and start them on the adventure of a lifetime. --Dave Dombrowski, General Manager Detroit Tigers

Feeling like a spectator in your son s life? Man Quest is the game changer every father needs to have a defining and forever impact on his son. Here s the truth - our window of influence is much smaller than we think and it s over in the blink of an eye. I urge you to get moving and take your son on the Man Quest. Don t waste another minute! --Steve Andrews, Lead Pastor, Kensington Community Church

About the Author

Mike is the chief executive of a large retirement community in Michigan. When he s not busy serving over 1,000 older adults and leading 700 employees each day, he s a passionate community leader. Mike is a former Division I college basketball player and runs a program teaching basketball to over 300 area kids each weekend. Mike is a church planter, mens ministry champion and youth group leader. He is married with two sons and a daughter. Man Quest emerged when Mike was struggling to figure out how to teach his teenage son the true essence of manhood. This book is a love letter to his two sons.
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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 104 pages
  • Publisher: ELK LAKE PUBLISHING (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979354331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979354335
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DJLazor on March 20, 2012
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Man Quest is a tremendous way to impart important values to your son as he becomes a man. The guideposts provide life lessons for our sons in a practical way, and the format makes it much easier to broach topics that often may be difficult for parents and sons to discuss. A must for families looking to insure their sons receive positive direction about real life situations they will encounter, and presented in way they will remember as they move into manhood!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Hardig on December 23, 2013
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My son and I participated in a ManQuest study with about eight other father and son guys in the fall of 2013. The study teaches boys about crossing over into Manhood. At first, many of the dads seemed uncomfortable sharing, but as the study progressed, the teachings reached everyone. For our last meeting, we took the boys sporting clay shooting (18 dads and sons shooting 50 rounds each!)then cooked steak and ribs over a huge camp fire at a remote location. Each dad spoke about their love for their son - let me tell you, that was an evening I'll never forget! Do not miss the opportunity to share an experience like this with your son.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RexC on March 15, 2012
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With all of the noise that surrounds our son's lives, the quiet voice of God has directed the pen of Author Mike McCormick, in creating this remarkable Man-Quest. What an unprecedented approach to providing a way for Men and their Son's to talk and walk through the guideposts to becoming a man. I highly recommend that you and your Son begin the Quest together in what will ultimately be an unforgotten memory for the two of you. Way to go Mike!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kasey J. McQueen on March 16, 2012
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I wanted to be intentional about celebrating my son's rite of passage into manhood. This book provides an outstanding blueprint and workbook to celebrate a teenage boy's growth to a man. Raising a modern day night was a great beginning but this book drives you into the how wi lessons to share and work through together! Highly recommended for any parent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HalZ on March 13, 2012
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I took the Man Quest journey with my 14 year old son in the fall of 2011. Often times teenagers are left to their own means to move from adolescence to manhood with little to no guidance along the way. Man Quest is a very positive way for fathers to engage in our sons' lives and help them properly navigate their way into manhood. What better way to enter into manhood than with a shower of love from their father, guidance from God's word and support from others also on the journey. I encourage every father to take the time to enjoy this priceless journey with their son.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CM on July 1, 2015
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A much needed dose of reality in an age where one in three children is not raised with a father in the home. Mike McCormick leads off effectively establishing the need that boys have for the "rite of passage" ritual, be it a weekend event or a multiple year series of discussions and lessons given by a father and received by his son. He then establishes the Six Guideposts which are the core of the book. I found these to be precise and necessary, as well as challenging even to myself as a 44 year old "man." The necessity to share your life story was a point that is near and dear to my heart, as I find storytelling (especially one's own story) to be perhaps the single most effective tool for communicating pitfalls, traps and above all solutions and a way out. Another enjoyable element of this writing was the suggested movie to watch with your son at the end of each chapter and accompanied by a set of questions relating the chapter and the movie. Clever. Finally, the SIX RUGGED TRUTHS. I won't give them away, but they are truths that took me 40 something years to learn. To give a child even the slightest head start in learning these truths/lessons is a priceless gift and one any father should want to give to his son. Manquest offers fathers a chance to assist their boys in their journey toward manhood, and along with that provides valuable father-son interaction and time together in that precious few years before a father sends his son off to the world as a man. Thank you Mike McCormick for writing this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Murrell on May 12, 2013
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In ancient times, boys passed an initiation that changed them into men. Today boys drift along until their 18th birthday and are then suddenly considered an adult. The author has two boys and wanted something to do that would help them become the men he wanted them to be. He wanted his boys to grow up to be God fearing young men with courage, honor, and integrity. This book was created to fill that need. Each chapter (or guidepost) has a key Bible verse, discussion and questions relating to the topic and ends with a movie to watch that will produce more discussion.

I am a mother. But I do have a son and loved the idea of my husband doing this with him when he gets older. My husband was also intrigued. The instructions are straight forward and thought provoking. The topics discussed were definitely things that I want my son to be learning about. As a woman I'm probably not the best judge, but I felt this guide was well written and would be perfect for a father and son to use to initiate the son into manhood.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim P on March 21, 2012
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Awesome! If you are looking to go on an adventure that will change your relationship with your son, then get this book. ManQuest is a step by step guide to walk dads through activities, movies, and conversations with their sons on what it means to be a man. I did this with a group of dads and boys. This became a defining moment with my son that not only solidified our relationship, but helped me change who I am as a man. I highly recommend this book and encourage every dad go through this with their son.
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