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Overview Untamed explores the biblical implications of God's unique calling for young men.
Where's the Textbook on how to Become a Man? There's no such thing. And while ancient cultures and distant tribes held rites of passage that welcomed boys into manhood. But ours is often an aimless generation with no such blueprint. And it shows.
Xan Hood, founder of The Wildlands Ministry, entertains the question: What makes a godly man? Xan's narrative explores various aspects of the character and mandate of biblical masculinity:
Service to our King Need for brotherhood Desire for adventure Relationships with women In Untamed, Xan Hood, your guide and fellow voyager, will lead you into the wildlands of the great biblical calling of manhood, where you'll learn to distinguish truth from today's cultural pressures and lies. This unabashed narrative explains why you are hardwired for camaraderie, mentorship, risk and desire-and how all these God-given traits truly make the man.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Grade Level High School
ISBN 1576839613 ISBN13 9781576839614
Availability 0 units.
More About Xan Hood
Xan Hood is an author and the co-director of Training Ground, an experiential discipleship program for young men. He grew up in affluent Brentwood, Tennessee, but after college, like thousands of men before him, he decided to head west. Xan now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, Jayne, and daughter Kruzie.
Visit the Training Ground Web site at www.trainingground.com
Reviews - What do customers think about Untamed: Becoming the Man You Want to Be?
"Untamed" a great book on becoming a man Feb 17, 2008
I discovered Xan's book about a year ago as I was looking for books to review for the Men's newsletter I write. I wanted something that would really challenge men, especially young men as they grow in their journey of godly manhood.
I wasn't disappointed. Xan is very open and real with his struggles about learning what it is to be a godly man.He writes about things young men need from older men as we journey together down the road of godly manhood and I was deeply encouraged by his book to the point I actually contacted Xan and learned about the ministry for young men that he's started. I am excited and encouraged when I hear from Xan and I highly recommend his book for all men, no matter what your age is!
Great Book for Teenager Boys Aug 24, 2007
I have been going through this book with a small group of teenager boys. It's great, has topics that are very real to life. Guys are really enjoying this read.
Xan is the real deal in life and in this book gets transparent to help other young men Sep 8, 2006
I first met Xan in March of 2003 at a men's retreat in Colorado, we were both just recently out of college and I remember him sharing his early chapters and work on this book with me. It is rare for a author to get his first book published so young (he isn't even 30 yet) and to do such a great job in really sharing the message of this book of what it is to be a real man for God at our age. What readers I think will find as one of the book's greatest features is that Xan doesn't hide or sugar coat his journey to where he is now as a young man.
In working with Desired Life Ministries in Overland Park, KS and having a heart a lot like Xan's for young men's ministry I am proud to say that the man behind the book really is a real man of God who has what it takes. It is rare to find other young men with a heart and passion like Xan to help take real masculinity to other young men in our world and this book does such a great job of taking the reader along the journey of young men today. My journey wasn't like Xan's in the same ways, but the questions he had and the issues of the heart he had all young men to some degree go through and face. This book is not a book with all the answers and a how to guide, its a book that has a message that young men can learn from hidden in the story of his journey. The things that Xan learns and goes through are the very kind of things that have shaped me in their unique ways into the man I have become at 26 as well. I believe that this book will be a great guide and help to young men with questions on the journey to becoming real men as well as help women under stand the heart of young men as well. Older men I think will also find many of the things they went through as young men in this book and help to remind them of what their sons are going through at this age.
Xan is a new author and working hard to take what God has given him to impact others, after you read the book if it impacts your life be sure to tell other young men about this book too. I believe we can see a change in the young men today in and out of the church - entering into initiation by God in becoming men of God through the work and ministry of men like Xan.
Great Read! Aug 17, 2006
This is EXACTLY the book that all teenage and college aged students need to read! Xan has wonderful story-telling ability that allows him to be a great encouragement for all going through high school and college. He has a unique gift of making his own experiences and trials resonate with his readers, thus offering keen spiritual insight to all who engage in his journey. A must read!
The Wild and Untamed Road Less Traveled Aug 2, 2006
Adventurous journey + Reality = UNTAMED. Men need other men to guide them on their journey, and the journey to true and deep manhood is a wild journey. It is untamed, even though today's American culture would make us think that true manhood is about easy money, easy friends, easy women, and the type of sports you're involved in.
Those are all surface issues that Xan embraced...only to come up empty. And through a search that most men don't allow themselves to dive into, Xan not only finds out what makes a man, but allows the reader to take a journey of their own and ask the similar questions. And answers to the questions will begin to take shape by reading Untamed.
Untamed is a gift to men, whether young or old. You might see some references to Wild at Heart in it, but this is actually a good thing. To me, it validates the whole message of Wild at Heart, and the good news Jesus Christ brings, because that message is lived out, wrangled with and full of a healthy dose of hope.
Untamed will help young men decipher the mystery of their life, and it will help the mature men understand the men just starting their adventurous journey to becoming fully masculine.