Men Behaving Boldly gets to grips with spirituality for blokes – specifically for those approaching and hovering around 30 years of age. For many this moment generates a surprising degree of angst. Reading patriarch Joseph’s story through the lens of personal development, Men Behaving Boldly unpacks issues around masculinity and adulthood for Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials.
AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT THE BOOK
After its publication any book takes on a life of its own – completely beyond the knowledge or control of the author – for better or worse! Amazingly and graciously, the universe allowed me a special insight into this particular book’s life post publication. It happened one afternoon when I attended a lecture at l’Abri in Hampshire, U.K. Seated next to me was a young guy in his late twenties. He was enjoying a period of hospitality and spiritual formation at l’Abri following a major depressive episode. As he shared his story, the young man told me that the critical turning point in his journey – and the experience that had marked the beginning of his recovery – came when he encountered a book called “Men Behaving Boldly.” He asked me if I had heard of it. When I whispered that I was in fact the book’s author, and that the kind of turnaround he had just described was my entire purpose in writing the book, as you can imagine, well it was an amazing moment of joyful closure and affirmation – for both author and reader alike! What a rare privilege.