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5 Things I Learned Reading: Mansfield's Book Of Manly Men, By: Stephen Mansfield | SterlingTerrell.net

5 Things I Learned Reading: Mansfield's Book Of Manly Men, By: Stephen Mansfield


1. Your enemy will try to frighten you with what they fear the most.

2. Men need (and most do not have) true friendship.

3. You become, by doing. Action is the key ingredient.

4. On his deathbed, the first thing King David told his son was: "Prove yourself a man."

5. "For centuries, men spoke of death as being “gathered to their fathers” (Judges 2: 10 NIV). This created a sense of accountability to those who had come before them. Sons would think of themselves as carrying on the purposes of their fathers while also believing they would answer to their fathers at death. They didn’t take this as bondage or an oppressive set of demands from the dead. Instead, they lived more gallant and useful lives inspired by the hopes that rested upon them."