- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Resource Publications (March 22, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1532614772
- ISBN-13: 978-1532614774
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Man of the House: A Handbook for Building a Shelter That Will Last in a World That Is Falling Apart
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“With wit and flair and a manly willingness to face the facts of life, Wiley shows us how to have a real household rather than a chilly wayside inn, and how to help build again the real local communities that require such households for their existence. Without a recovery of manhood, it is not going to happen. Pastors, this book is for you, too.” —Anthony Esolen, Providence College; author of Out of the Ashes: Reclaiming American Culture, and Real Music: The Timeless Hymns of the Church
About the Author
C. R. Wiley is the Senior Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Manchester in Manchester, Connecticut. He has written for Touchstone Magazine, Modern Reformation, Sacred Architecture, The Imaginative Conservative, and Front Porch Republic. He blogs for Patheos on the Evangelical Channel. His short fiction has appeared in The Mythic Circle (published by the Mythopoeic Society) and he has published young adult fiction. He has been a commercial real estate investor and a building contractor. And he has even taught philosophy to undergraduates.
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Running against the grain of what Taleb calls "neomania," Wiley looks to the past to see what worked and why. Instead of viewing our forbearers as fairly sophisticated apes, he finds the wisdom and even Holiness in many of the old ways. He then reveals what has undermined those institutions and virtues and brought civilization to bankruptcy both financial and moral.
This is not, however, just another book about how terrible the world has become. Nor is it a call for political action or an updated Ludditism. Rather it is an ingenious appeal to look to the tried and true wisdom of the past, including Scripture, to build a strong household that can weather the looming storms.
I had never thought much about the word or concept of a "household." This book has changed me for the better. I recommend it to all fathers, mothers, and young adults. Also if you are a follower of Taleb's ideas regarding the "antifragile" this is a must read. I will be re-reading this one for years to come.
Buy this book. Hard times are coming. Hard men will again be needed to see us through. Wiley is the incredibly rare mix of a man of God who also understands physical realities of a fallen world. His counsel is worth more than gold, and he can help us along the road to becoming the men our families and and friends will need in the coming days.
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