Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at the Struggle within All of Us Paperback – March 1, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
A wonderful story on life's struggles with grief, sacrifice, and redemption.--Fred Burton, author of Ghost and Chasing Shadows
Josh narrates God's grace in the white spaces of his life.--Dave Goetz, author of Death by Suburb
A beautiful book...Josh tells his life story with lively prose that explores the paradox of human splendor and wretchedness while dangling hints of redemption...For Josh, the road traveled with God is twisting, bumpy, potholed...and well worth the ride. --Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal; author of Generation Ex-Christian
From the Back Cover
In this stunningly honest, thoroughly unconventional, and ultimately hopeful book, Josh James Riebock explores issues that form us into the people we are--issues of family, love, intimacy, dreams, grief, purpose, and the unexpected stops along the journey. With artful prose and vivid storytelling, he shows that pain and beauty are so inextricably linked that to lose the former costs us the latter.
If you're grappling with life's inconsistencies and trials,
if you're searching for an encounter with something real,
if you're craving a story that's just a wee bit odd . . .
Heroes and Monsters is a fresh and exhilarating perspective on the uneven nature of life and the equally uneven people who inhabit it.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 67%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take an honest look at the struggles and tensions we all have in souls. In fact, I've already bought another copy to give to a friend!
One of the surprises of the book is the way that I became interchangeable with the characters. I could see my sons in the stories, but Josh writes in such a deep and blended fashion that I was able to find myself throughout the book...not just a Hero/Monster, but as Josh, his friends, his family, Kristen. I fully expected to see HIS generation, THEIR generation. I expected to be able to point fingers, and say, I TOLD YOU. How he so completely bridged the gap, transporting me into HIS world, THEIR world...it tore down my heart in order for it to be rebuilt. I found myself asking, How does he (How do I?) pull himself up out of this? It turned into a marathon of reading to the next stopping place, but I couldn't stop even when I thought I got there.
I admit, I'm not much into reading books. I got by in school, reading the funny book version of every required reading, when I could get away with it. My wife, the real reader, the Educator, the Mother of our 3 sons, confirmed my suspicions as she was reading the book...Read more ›
On one hand, Riebock's writing can smack you across the face with its sharp conviction -- the shot to the gut you've been looking for -- while on the other hand, it possesses the ability to lead you on a very personal journey - a journey whose destination is still very much to be determined.
Riebock introduces a style of writing that is more relevant and applicable than most authors I have come across in the last decade. His voice is one of authenticity and experience - of mighty victory and of overwhelming loss. He is, at one moment, an authority, and at the next, a wandering, curious child. At one point I was reminded of "The Road Less Traveled" and at another, of "Tuesdays with Morrie", all the while being led by a yearning friend who wanted me to see it as my own.
It is one thing to possess a writing style that impresses with bravado and another to possess an effectiveness that relates to the daily grind each of us feel - desire, loss, achievement, heartache, joy and sorrow. In "Heroes and Monsters", Riebock possess both. In "Heroes and Monsters" you will find an expansive treasure map with endless destinations. And you will find that voice you've been seeking, to help make sense of things along the way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book!! Josh Riebock is an amazing storyteller, communicating his thoughts in a beautifully poetic way. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Kyla Bender
Very nice autobiographical stream of conscious type book. It remanded me of a millennial version of Augustine s confessions but minus the philosophical language.Published 1 month ago by Matt Grunkemeyer
Such a different take on things, or at least way to approach it. I enjoyed this book especially for its vivid illustrations!Published 4 months ago by S. Wickware
Honest, insightful, eloquent... Heroes and Monsters is a book that I'll highlight, reread with pleasure. Josh Riebock shares real moments from his life with daring transparency. Read morePublished 4 months ago by twinsmom
I really thought the first couple chapters were very good, but after that the book begins to feel very narcissistic and introspective. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ben
I loved it! How he wrote the book was different and intriguing. There's good life lessons to take to heart. I love the different perspective and it totally relates to real life. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kristin Kraft
Such a good book. Got it for my dad but I read it too. Some pictures. Love symbolism and relationship to the biblePublished 12 months ago by HappyFace
Josh writes with clarity and uniqueness that can draw a person into the story and connect the reader in a way that they can relate to the triumphs and struggles of life. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JAK