Book Review: For Young Men Only

I received a new book from Multnomah for review and must admit that it has been the most difficult for me to engage in to date. The reason for my lack of engagement is no fault of the book, but entirely the fault of my being generationally out of touch with the intended audience, 12-20-somethings of today (at least that is who I think the intended audience is).

For Young Men Only, written by Jeff Feldhahn & Eric Rice with Shaunti Feldhahn (available for purchase here) is an honest approach to answering some of the “unasked questions” and/or “mythbusting” some of the FYMO cover artcommon misconceptions about the thinking of the female mind…at least the mind of young women.

The book is written from the Christian perspective and is not a meant to be a primer on sex, although there is a chapter that addresses the topic. For parents, you will be glad to know that the language and nature of the conversation from the “sex chapter” is relevant, respectable, and readable.

I cannot say for sure, but I think the conversation questions (at the end of the book) might be very good for a young men’s youth group. As I said earlier, I do not know how generationally connected I am to the audience. I plan to conduct a follow up review of the book after I present it to my 14 year old son and get his opinion. I think this will be a fairer representation of the target audience and will provide a more accurate review of the book.

Author Bio:
Jeff Feldhahn is an attorney and the owner of the tech company, World2One.  With his wife, Shaunti, he wrote the best selling FOR MEN ONLY. Eric Rice is the owner/director/producer of 44 Films.  Eric lives in Atlanta area with his wife, Lisa, and their four teenage children. Shaunti Feldhahn is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, public speaker, and best-selling author whose books include FOR WOMEN ONLY, FOR YOUNG WOMEN ONLY (with Lisa Rice) and FOR PARENTS ONLY. 

Summary:
The best-selling ONLY series returns with a one-of-a-kind guide for teen guys on how to figure out girls

Drawing on a fresh national survey of 600 teen girls, as well as hundreds of personal interviews, For Young Men Only reveals the real truth about what teenage girls think, what they want, and how average teen guys can build healthy friendships with high quality girls. Full of surprising revelations and practical advice, For Young Men Only delivers help straight from the girls themselves in a fun, easy-to-read, easy-to-talk about format.

Warm, witty, and honest, authors Jeff Feldhahn and Eric Rice tell plenty of personal stories and draw on solid biblical principles to guide young guys through the often daunting world of the opposite sex. Their goal is to help teen guys build self-confidence and understanding, and show them how to pursue a relationship with a girl while giving her the respect and protection she deserves.

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