I just finished reading this book and I have some mixed feelings about it. On one hand I really really love some of the imagery that is used to describe God's idea of a man. I mean what guy wouldn't love being talked about in the same breath as William Wallace from Braveheart or Maximus from The Gladiator? On the other hand I struggled a little bit with some of the examples that were given throughout the book as to how to take back your manhood.
Overall, however I would give this book 4 stars. It gives some great insight into the biblical idea of what a man should be and how he should live his life. It is true that in today's society a lot of the attributes of a man that are seen in the bible are looked down upon today as being brutish and uncultured. In the bible you see men that stood up for their wife and family and what they believe in. Today, most men are content with laying low and not making too many waves. As long as you don't rock the boat you don't have to worry about any confrontation. Confrontation is ok!
One section of the book that I really liked was when it talked about how wives want to be pursued and longed for by their husbands. I think that men don't think about that much today. We figure that once we are married we have won the prize and finished the race. NOT TRUE! Our wives still want to feel pursued and chased after. They want to still be the beauty in the tower that we are fighting for. They want their husbands to still be their knight in shining armor. What a refreshing way to look at our relationships today.
Guys: If you have the opportunity to pick up this book and give it a read it is definitely worth your time.
Gals: If you are curious now, go ahead and read it too. I think you'll like it.
Overall: 4/5 stars for me