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Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work, and Manhood in Your Twenties

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
You’re fired!  Only a few years into a career marked by dazzling early success, Tarek Saab’s life took a dramatic turn with his selection for Donald Trump’s reality show, The Apprentice. Viewers soon noticed something unusual about Tarek. Throughout the chaos and pressure—including several boardroom showdowns with Trump—Tarek displayed a forgotten kind of manhood. In a new ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Spence Pub
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Rami Baassiri
June 7, 2011 on amazon.com

I'm the type of readers that just wanna complete a book to grasp the knowledge it contains. This is not the case here. I got really disappointed when i realized that I only had 15 more pages until the end of the book. What I got from this book was not only knowledge, but wisdom and life advice that changed the way I perceive the world. It gave me so much wisdom that it changed the way I think. It enlightened the goal of life, the good and the bad, what is important and
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Theresa Thomas
Jun 09, 2008 Theresa Thomas rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: older (mature) teens and adults
What a great premise-- thinking about death helps one prioritize LIFE. Scholars have claimed that. Saints have insisted it. Yet, an ordinary, successful-by-the-world’s-standards man proposing it in 2008 is something unique.


Tarek Saab’s life experiences in a private college mirror a common experience for many young men--away from parental controls the first time, many students *go crazy*. Immersed in freedom, surrounded by college coeds’ typical forms of debauchery, Saab is faced with his surrou
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Barbara
Aug 01, 2008 Barbara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adults
Great story. This young man has learned more about life, God, and personal salvation in his short life than most people learn in a long lifetime. I hope that he touches many lives, and, ultimately, changes many, as well.

I bought this book for my 18-year-old son, but I had time to read it before he did. I will strongly encourage him to read it. While it's a great story for young men, I would not suggest any young man younger than 18 read it. The author delves into his sexual relationships (not gr
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Craig
Feb 18, 2012 Craig rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual-growth
In a society that focuses on lust, sex, and money Tarek Saab struggles to find love, purity, and purpose in his life. Saab does an excellent job portraying a 20 something male in a society that is drastically different than the ideal Catholic path. He describes his continuous struggle to find virtue among the tempting vices in our world. Saab intertwines his life story with relevant quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and John Eldredge. He finishes the book, not as a ...more
Leslie
Apr 20, 2009 Leslie rated it really liked it
Interesting. A must read for all parents considering college and those who are about to attend. I enjoyed his journey and delighted that he found what he was looking for at the end of it. A bit terrifying to see a glimpse of the reality of college life. Sage insight on why movies with crude humor are inappropriate for common viewing. . .it rips the veil from what is supposed to be intimate. So true.
Emily Giuffre
May 21, 2015 Emily Giuffre rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: College Students and Up
Recommended to Emily by: Friend
Don't let the title fool you. This book is for everyone! Seriously thought provoking, yet humorous at the same time. Very good for anyone going through the transformation of the teenage years to adulthood and wants to spiritually "grow-up." Gut Check rises above the noise of secular chaos into a quiet, intimate conversation with the self...and God.
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Apr 26, 2016 Sean Heller rated it it was amazing
A great book. For a man in his twenties. I really enjoyed reading it. Puts life into a new perspective
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Spectacular book about manhood and faith!
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