The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues

The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues

by Brett McKay, Kate McKay
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The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues by Brett McKay, Kate McKay

What Makes a Man, a Man?

For centuries, being a man meant living a life of virtue and excellence. But then, through time, the art of manliness was lost.

Now, after decades of excess and aimless drift, men are looking for something to help them live an authentic, manly life—a primer that can give their life real direction and purpose.

This book holds the answers. To master the art of manliness, a man must live the seven manly virtues: Manliness, Courage, Industry, Resolution, Self-Reliance, Discipline, Honor.

Each chapter covers one of the seven virtues and is packed with the best classic advice ever written down for men. From the philosophy of Aristotle to the speeches and essays of Theodore Roosevelt, these pages contain the manly wisdom of the ages—poems, quotes, and essays that will inspire you to live life to the fullest and realize your complete potential.

Learn the art. Change your life. Become a man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440312007
Publisher: HOW Books
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 296,428
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brett and Kate McKay are the married team behind the popular website, ArtofManliness.com. In just two years, the site has grown to over 1 million visitors a month, over 2 million page views a month, and over 70,000 daily subscribers. In addition, the authors maintain a thriving online social network called the Art of Manliness Community. Brett has a degree in Letters where he focused on classical history and philosophy. He also graduated in the top ten of his class in law school. Kate has a bachelor’s in history and graduated summa cum laude with a masters in religion. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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The Art of Manliness - Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
CarsonA More than 1 year ago
Brett McKay, the driving force behind the Art of Manliness website and book, has stated that "all great men throughout history, virtually without exception, studied the writings of other great men to broaden their perspective and improve themselves." Here he has put that into practice by writing a book on what he considers the seven manly virtues, filling it with the writings of great men which support or exemplify each of these virtues. Contained within this book with its faux distressed cover and woodcut-style art are the writings of Marcus Aurelius, Aesop, Aristotle, T. Roosevelt, A. Lincoln, Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Longfellow, and others. Anyone, but especially any man, who wishes to be a better person and live a more virtuous life would benefit from reading this book. It is a work that could be read from cover to cover, or used as a devotional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The basic virtues are explained through stories - mostly historical - and anecdotes. It's so much more pleasant to learn through stories, and if they're true, the morals are more credible. These virtues made our country great. I am a better person for having read this book.
Andy_Thornton More than 1 year ago
I have been following the website for a long time and it's one of my "Go To" websites each morning. I bought the book and was not disappointed. After reading into the first chapter I had to stop, in order to get a pen and start taking notes. This is definitely a book I would read more than once. I think this is an excellent buy and would recommend it to everyone.
AlexisA More than 1 year ago
Extremely motivational and inspiring. I took my time reading every Virtue, with all the great examples of letters and stories from great men in history, you sort of have to let things sink in before moving on to the next. I feel as if as though I know this book will not be read only once. If you are looking for a read to make you "man up" in the most serious commitment you can make to be a better man, this is not a bad place to start.
Ed_H More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be very interesting and actually fun to read. Loaded with great quotations and essays that have been written and passed down through the generations.
Anonymous 10 months ago
For any man or not wishing for a little inspiration and motivation in becoming a better individual and feeling the greatness that humanity is capable of, this is the book for you.
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dhowell69 More than 1 year ago
What a great book. In many ways reading it has changed my life. Every male should read this at a young age. 
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I keep returning to this book every day.
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