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Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face

John Eldredge, John Eldredge, Sam Eldredge, Samuel Eldredge
Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face
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Killing Lions was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge, where they discuss what it means to enter into manhood. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pur... Read More


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Killing Lions was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge, where they discuss what it means to enter into manhood. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own.

Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: "You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way."

Product Details
Page Count: 208
Released: 09/2014

Additional Information

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2014
  • UPC: 9781400206704
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Publish Date: Sep 9, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012060"
  • ISBN: 1400206707

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Fabulous Book For Fathers and Young Men! by Charity on 12/16/14

Do you ever feel that boys and young men are hard to connect with? Like the things they are facing and the trials or temptations are something that you may never really understand? Especially as a female it is hard to comprehend the struggles that a young man faces in this world today. We often try to see things through their eyes and yet often fail. That is where a book like this comes in handy. It is for the young man to read for himself, and maybe even with a father figure, to discuss and see guidelines, wisdom from one father to his son and how others have handled situations that arise. I found Killing Lions to be intriguing in how it was written from the perspective of a son who is searching for answers on how to live life. He goes to his father and talks over the phone and thus this book was brought to life.

I literally had to steal this book from my dad who picked it up the minute it came in. He has a penchant for taking books that deal with issues like this for young men. After all, he has two boys himself and no matter what is learned, there is always more out there. This book covers everything a young man will encounter from the time he leaves college to getting a job, finding his true value, dating and relationships, finances, etc. This truly is a book that would be good to give any young man or even the father of a young man. It is all about helping your boys become the men they were destined to be.

This is written in a unique format. The son talks and it is written in italics and when the father speaks it is in regular type. That way you see what the father is asking, the wisdom h imparts and how he brings certain issues up. This is all done in a loving but honest manner. Again, this would make an awesome gift for the holidays! Purchase a copy and sign it to your son, then read and discuss it together!! There is nothing more important than how they grow up to become men.

"You're going to be okay. You're going to find your way. You are not alone."

"I believe you young men are the warrior generation that this world needs."

Life Changing Book for Men! by Andrew on 12/15/14

I’m a member of the Family Christian Bloggers and they provided me with a free copy of Killing Lions for this review.

Killing Lions is a book written by John Eldredge and his son, Sam Eldredge. This is Sam’s first book that he has written. The book is constructed as conversations between father and son. It is written as a critical guide to assisting young boys transforming into grown men. The book covered topics such as career changes, financial, love, changing our inner beliefs about ourselves and discovering our new identity, fighting like a warrior against the true enemy, and standing strong in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I would recommend this amazing book to anyone who is yearning to learn how to be an effective man. This book is more geared towards young men but adults could still benefit from reading this book. I especially enjoyed that the book was written from a father and son perceptive and I believe this greatly will assist young men. The book was very relatable and I liked how John reinforced the importance of why isn’t good for man to be alone and he shared that God created women to be a mystery. John also strongly suggested learning about the femininity heart. I think this is great advice for young men and older men and this could help improve our relationships. Another big thing the book taught me was changing the inner scripts that are running wild in my brain. Sam revealed throughout the book he struggled with fear and he didn’t believe that he was a good enough writer. John talked about how men seek validation from God and the man in us gets our identity from Him. I immensely love how the authors included a prayer for guidance in the back of the book, a daily prayer, and a prayer for sexual healing. If you’re looking an excellent book that could change men lives, then read this book!

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