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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
Still reading it - love the site - have seen much of this material before, but well worth having in 1 bookPublished 12 days ago by Jerry
Great selection of excerpts with well written, brief commentary from the authors.Published 15 days ago by Ansatz
I liked the balanced view of man in The Art of Manliness - it is not uncommon for books on the topic to focus too heavily on just military virtues - and I really liked the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jaroslav Tuček
This is a poor book on explaining what a man is. The book gives a set of attributes that define what a man is, but these same attributes are possessed by women as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've been a reader of AoM since 2010, and am very happy to send my little bit of support to what Brett and Kate do. The way the book is meant to be read is a great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good guidance for young people, both male and female, as well as adults and backed up with the bonus of quality literature.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Do yourself a favor as a man and buy this book. I know the cover looks silly and the title is silly too, but it's going to make you think and give you some of the best advice -as a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Troy