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Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men Beyond Work, Weather and Sports
by Wes Yoder
What's up with men? Why are they so afraid to be known? According to Wes Yoder, a whole lot of insecurity, secrets, shame and silence keep men from growing strong in the broken places. Declare war on shallowness! The conversation starts here, in this groundbreaking Ebook - Bond of Brothers.
ebook, 192 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Zondervan
(first published September 10th 2010)
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Bond of Brothers is a highly personal book - a peek into Wes Yoder's struggles in defining and reaching manhood from a Biblical perspective. He candidly discusses his own past, personal failings, and vulnerabilities. The first half of the book discusses the most common failures of men, fostered by the society around us: that we fail to build meaningful relationships, fail to communicate how we truly feel about others, fail to provide adequate support to our loved ones, fail to acknowledge our ow ...more
There is so much great truth and wisdom in this small book. Yoder explains the difficulties men have being relational. He does an excellent job of teaching us what real community means. In explaining why "accountability groups" often don't help, he says "We were still lost in the paradigm of religious duties, systematic theology, and fixing what was broken instead of inviting Jesus to be present continually in the midst of our mess so we could be forgiven and healed rather than fixed.". I highly ...more
Wes Yoder's "Bond of Brothers" is an impassioned call for men to connect. Gleaning insights from personal experiences and astute observations of today's culture, Yoder makes the case that men are relationally isolated which leads to all sorts of dysfunction in them, their families, their church and their communities. He calls for what I would describe as the courage to connect with others (note: courage is based on "coeur" which means "heart" in French. So, in a way, Yoder is pleading with men t ...more
Lots of great material in this book. It is, however, a bit repetitive. It also seems to be written for someone 20 years older than me (written for someone in their 50s). But there is great encouragement in this book for Christian men to develop more deep, male friendships.