Today I am sharing my husband’s review on a book we received called Wise Guys. I felt it best that he read and review this book since after-all HE is a guy!
At its core, Wise Guys is a book about the importance of having mentors in your life. It’s not a new concept, but Kent Evans brings a fresh perspective to the idea by admonishing the reader that it’s important to actively seek out mentors who demonstrate the qualities that we’d like to achieve in our own lives.
Kent acknowledges that asking for help is not something most guys are super comfortable doing, but he also lays out the steps to get it done in the most painless way possible. I really enjoyed Kent’s writing style. He uses personal stories to demonstrate the lessons in each chapter, making them easily relatable. He also adds in a generous helping of humor that keeps the pacing on point. And honestly, any time an author starts off his book with a Princess Bride reference you know you’re in for a good read.
WISE GUYS Description:
For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer any maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway?
But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys. Could there be ways to tap into their invaluable knowledge without enduring dull lectures or taking pages of notes?
Kent Evans has surrounded himself with these wise guys. They have shown him all the back roads on the way to wisdom. With a great deal of humor and an endless supply of stories, he wants to show you how to gather life-enriching truth from the guys in your own circle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KENT EVANS is the board chairman and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men. Kent has personally experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life. Today he is blessed with a solid 20-year marriage, four wonderful sons and a fulfilling life – largely because of what he’s learned from other men. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and can be found on Twitter @manhoodjourney.
“I’ve always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent’s infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.” Mark Hancock, award-winning writer and Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA
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Judith Martinez says
I’ve long been a fan of the power of mentoring so I’m glad to see a book that specifically talks about it in the church. If churches were more intentional about mentorship (as described in Titus) we wouldn’t be losing our young people the way we are.