Few authors have such passion as Eldridge. The book was pure please from start to end. I had to pause with some of the extraordinary religous hocus pocus, but even though was a great read. The auther gives new meaning about what it means "to be a man".
In fairness, I started this book 3 months ago and haven't returned to it to finish it. After about two hours I was bothered by some of his takes on the bible. While we are both Christians, I have a different take on the fall of Adam and the weaknesses of other biblical characters. If I were reading the book, I could likely skim over these parts a little more easily than I can in an audiobook.
I think is basic premise is valid, men are boys at heart and we want to slay the dragon. We have a need for conflict. This likely explains the popularity of contact sports.
This is such vital calling.
The niceness of the reader was somewhat contradictory. A good example of the tone to aim for (IMHO) would be that of the narrator for the book Iron John by Robert Bly.
I have 4 boys and I learned so much about the way I would talk to my boys and how much of an impact every little thing I do has on them. I made my wife read this book also since she is helping me to raise fine men. It put a lot in perspective for her as well.
Each month I get a book of the month and 5 cds to listen to for my business. I enjoy audible for catching up with anything I haven't had time to read.
Loved it, I will listen to this again. can't wait to listen to fathered by God.