To Be a Man
Life Lessons for Young Men
James B. Stenson
A young man’s late teens and early twenties are often undervalued as times of amorphous self-discovery. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What is often considered a period to determine what a young man will do is better used as an opportunity to shape the more important matter of who he will be. Men who are considered great are those of integrity: men who have unified their intentions, words, and actions, and chosen to be guided by the time-tested virtues of sound judgment, responsibility, courage, self-mastery, and respect for others. Success hinges not only on the major decisions a young man makes, but also on the everyday choices.
Culled from the wisdom of ordinary men who have gone before, this collection of practical advice tackles everything from the books one reads, to the friends he surrounds himself with, to the way he presents himself in social situations. When a young man takes these lessons to heart, he can be sure to become a man of great character, one who can joyfully and faithfully serve his family, his society, and ultimately, his God.