In A Guy’s Guide to Life, the author Jason Boyett claims he can explain “How to become a man in 224 pages or less”…according to the cover. Even though I fall outside the target demographic, as a male, naturally I was intrigued, plus I have a 3 year old son who has already asked me where babies come from. Upon further inspection, I don’t think reading this book will automatically make you a man, but it was a very engaging read.
The book is broken into 3 different parts (mind, body, and soul) with five chapters each including such favorites as Manly Myths, Dating, Grooming, Health and Exercise, The Sex Chapter, Family, Friends, and Faith. For any red-blooded American teenager, The Sex Chapter is sure to grab their attention. All sarcasm and joking aside, I really enjoyed this book and
its refreshing honesty. The author did a really good job addressing issues that are extremely relevant to an American teen in a way that keeps the conversation light, but still gets the point across. One section of the book that I really liked was his discussion on who our neighbor is. He is talking out of the context of loving people, especially loving our neighbor. Many pastors wishing to preach on the subject would do well to read this section of the book as a part of their sermon preparation.
Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5, especially for those who are parents of boys.