Many men in our society have a deep spiritual life, and many more desire one. No longer satisfied with the games and toys served up by the consumer culture, they are searching for "something more" -- seeking deeper spiritual meaning and a more personal relationship with God.
Defining spirituality as "whatever helps us make sense of our lives and gives them meaning", Fr. Martin Pable offers men advice on how to grow in their relationship with God. Inspired by Robert Hicks' The Masculine Journey, Pable uses six Hebrew words to describe six stages of a man's spiritual development. He guides readers in an exploration of what it means to be created in the image of God, to possess positive sexual energy, to be endowed with the courage of a warrior, to carry one's wounds gracefully, to grow in the mature exercise of authority, and finally to be wise.
Pable shows how these six stages represent tasks and skills that engage a man's very soul and bring him face to face with life's ultimate questions. He highlights the creative possibilities of each stage, illustrates how Jesus confronted these challenges in his own life, and concludes with a six-step process for spiritual growth showing men how to incorporate a commitment to ongoing change, prayer, and service to others into the demands of their everyday life.