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The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues Paperback – October 28, 2011
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About the Author
Brett and Kate McKay are the married team behind the popular website, ArtofManliness.com. In just two years, the site has grown to over 1 million visitors a month, over 2 million page views a month, and over 70,000 daily subscribers. In addition, the authors maintain a thriving online social network called the Art of Manliness Community. Brett has a degree in Letters where he focused on classical history and philosophy. He also graduated in the top ten of his class in law school. Kate has a bachelor’s in history and graduated summa cum laude with a masters in religion. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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3 Things I love About Manvotionals
Well Written Selection From History's Best
Men Quoted In Manvotionals include:
Martin Luther King
Brett and Kate also do a good job bringing in more modern quotes and lesser known men in addition to the familiar names above.
3000 Years of Wisdom - quotes come from men who lived before Christ and men still alive today.
Broken Into Easy to Read Pieces & Well Organized
Manvotionals can be read in small spurts or all at once. It has easy to grab quotes, solid short storied (300 words) and con
Manvotionals is broken into 10 sections, with 7 main parts focusing on the 7 virtues.
The 7 Virtues are:
Suggested Small Improvements
Perhaps they could publish a larger coffee table version with color pictures. The focus on only 7 virtues is a bit limited - it could be argued they missed other important aspects of what it means to be a man.
I have a 7 Year old son - I'll be passing this book onto him at the right time. I want to introduce him to these concepts - which to me is the best and final gauge of its value.
In the introduction to the book, the authors make an excellent case for the promotion of manliness, explaining that while some might see it as the opposite of womanhood, it is intended rather to promote the opposite of childhood, and as such has relevance for women as well.
Manvotionals gives us a peek into the hearts of great men such as Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Rudyard Kipling, and ancient voices like Euripides, Aesop and Marcus Aurelius. Through their words we hear what virtues inspired them, and how they focused their lives to become men of renown.
Rather than feeling shamed for not living up to my potential in comparison to these giants, I instead feel desire to achieve and become. How could I not like this book, when it stirs such inspiration?
The Art of Manliness website is a great resource for men of all ages. It's not about macho...it's about manliness...being a man. Strong, not violent. Wise, not arrogant. Educated, not snobbish. A gentleman, not a man-child. Masculine, not emasculated.
In Manvotionals, Brett and Kate have compiled a nice collection of stories, quotes and other information that will make you think (or rethink) about the leaders of the past who were manly in the best sense. The cowards who "lead" today could take a page from men who told the truth and were more interested in being effective than being important.
Thank you to the McKay's and for putting together a book that has the knowledge every man should pass on to his heirs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I give this book and the companion book, "The Art of Manliness" to my grandsons when they turn 16. Wonderful resources for the Southern Gentlemen I want them to be.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love the wisdom and insight in this book!
Every guy looking to become a better man hours read this book!
I am currently halfway through this book and I am VERY happy with it!
The book is a culmination of writings throughout the ages in regards to what the authors consider... Read more
An absolutely wonderful compilation of classical literature and quotes from the original manly figures of Jack London, Teddy Roosevelt, Lincoln, Goethe, and more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janette
If you enjoy reading AoM articles online, you'll thoroughly enjoy this!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent read!
Awesome collection of writings. Compared to the vaginal fluff you find in most print today, these gents had the balls to say what needed to be... Read more
This book is very inspirational and makes you want to become a better man. Good gift for any man who is introspective.Published 4 months ago by Seth T.
I'm a big fan of Brett McKay and AoM, but this book is hard to read. I'm not a big fan of poetry, I find it hard to internalize the words like I can with normal writing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Greg Stoll