About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face: a manual to overcoming life’s common distractions by Jonathan McKee

The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face: a manual to overcoming life’s common distractionsABOUT THE BOOK

Honestly?. . . 

"Why wait for something when I can enjoy it now?"

“These images don’t really affect me. . .do they?”

"How could smoking a little weed really be that bad when it's becoming legalized everywhere?”

“I’d like to tell you I don’t care what others think, but honestly, I want to be liked."

Maybe you're thinking, "I've had one. . .maybe even a few of these thoughts, and I don't know how to even begin to deal with them."

The good news? You're not alone. And there is a way to fight these battles head-on, overcoming the past, pressing forward, and becoming the person God designed you to be.

So what's a guy to do? . . .

Join youth culture expert and author of the popular Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket, Jonathan McKee, as he gets real about the four common battles every young man will encounter in his life:

1: Sexual Temptation
2. Screens
3: Controlled Substances
4: Self-Esteem

With humor and honesty, McKee offers up practical, spiritual advice filled with real-world application helping you face today’s distractions.


The Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face: a manual to overcoming life’s common distractions by Jonathan McKee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that addresses some of the issues and distractions that teenage boys encounter and it offers encouragement and advice to help them face them. Author Jonathan McKee understands that these boys and young men worry about their self image and their goals for their future; they are distracted by video games and their phones; they struggle with raging hormones and the urge to act upon these emotions; and they are constantly subjected to the lure of illegal substances. McKee understands because he has been there so he uses his own experiences and God's Word to counsel them and he offers them Questions to Ponder in each chapter to guide them in their own thinking.

McKee is both an author and speaker and he obviously has a deep understanding of today's youth culture. I don't have sons or grandsons but I have great-nephews and teenage boys in my circle of friends so this book is very enlightening to me. I loved that the author chose to end Guy's Guide to Four Battles Every Young Man Must Face by citing an episode of the television show Smallville. Young Clark Kent had been temporarily blinded and he now had super hearing. He was now hearing noises from everywhere and he needed to learn how to shut them out and focus on just one sound. As he grew more and more frustrated Clark was told by his father that he should just concentrate on his voice, just concentrate on the voice of his father. This illustration emphasizes our need to concentrate on one voice. The voice of our Heavenly Father.

'The more you listen to His voice---reading the Bible. praying, and spending time with Him--the more those distractions will fade away.' (p. 182)

Yes, I am an older woman but I have gained so much by reading this book and I recommend it to parents, grandparents or anyone else who wants to help young men on their road to adulthood.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

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