Item description for The Masculine Spirit by Max Oliva...
Overview Tapping the rich current of research on the four basic male archetypes--King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover--Max Olive shows how they can be used as tools to help men grow toward spiritual maturity. Olive issues a call for self-reflection and growth.
Publishers Description Oliva shows how the four basic male archetypes can be used as tools to help men grow toward maturity and wholeness. The positive and negative dimensions of each archtype are illustrated by the personal stories of thirteen men whom the author interviewed.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
Publisher Ave Maria Press, Inc.
ISBN 0877936307 ISBN13 9780877936305
Availability 139 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 10:11.
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More About Max Oliva
Oliva is the author of numerous books on prayer and spirituality. He has led retreats throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland. He currently ministers on the Siksika Reserve in Alberta, Canada.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Masculine Spirit?
Letdown Jan 20, 1999
I must admit to finding this book a bit of a letdown. Fr. Oliva's sincerity is certainly not at fault here. His passion for the subject matter is quite admirable and reassuring, and he does a fine job of relating it to his own life and journey.The problem I had with the book is quite simple. Fr. Oliva seems to work on the assumption that every man is a husband and a father. Virtually all of the accounts he gives from various men has them discussing their wives and their children, and I can't recall a single instance in the book in which the lives of single men are affirmed and celebrated, even though our lives too could greatly benefit from books on men's spirituality.