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Hamlet in La Mirada

Touchstone Magazine – Mere Comments: “Unlike John Eldredge and the Wild at Heart phenomenon, Chanski doesn’t attempt to baptize Iron John or any other men’s movement. Instead, he just offers a plainspoken biblical picture of how a man is to train himself in self-control to make decisions and to make sacrifices. The book resonated so much with me because it identifies the precise problem several of my friends and I have noticed in a new generation of evangelical men, most of whom have grown up in the soft therapeutic ethos of our contemporary church life. After reading this book, my friend Randy Stinson, executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, challenged an audience of evangelical college student men to consider that the Scripture created them to rule creation and yet ‘some of you don’t even have dominion over your hair.'”The best religious blog (of the best religious magazine) nails a big problem in our culture. Anyone who has every labored to get a college guy to finally work up the passion to simply propose to the woman he claims he loves knows the truth of this observation.

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