“Killing Lions” by John Eldredge and Sam Eldredge, book review
A guide through the trials young men face. This book is written in a casual and conversational style. It is a series of phone calls between father and son, both writers, as the son works through his early years out of college and the father offers advice and guidance.
Both son and father are open and honest in the areas discussed, which cover all highlights of a young man’s life, or for that matter, any age man. The title, Killing Lions, comes from the story about a man from Kenya. In his village a young man had to kill a lion as a rite of passage into manhood. In the US we do not have these type of rites, and young men sometimes flounder in their growing up time. This book is a guide to help a young man “kill a lion”.
The book is easy to read, but I did find the “back and forth” a format I could not easily follow. I do think it would be a wonderful resource for a man to go through with his older teen son, or for a Sunday School class for older teen age boys.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Nelson Books-Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.