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Hero: Becoming the Man She Desires

by Fred Stoeker

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I read "Every man's Battle" and couldn't put it down. This one though, I just couldn't stay with it. The premise is great and probably one of the important subjects not being discussed in our culture today. I just didn't finish the book. Once I get bored only a Professor threatening a grade can keep me going. ( )
1 vote polingspig | Feb 10, 2010 |
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Not a very good book. It was simplistic and assumes that every marriage is the same. If you fit this mold it is an okay book but if you and your spouse don't, which we don't, then it is a waste of time. ( )
1 vote heleman | Dec 7, 2009 |
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I gave this to my nephew for Christmas. He recently told me he had finished reading it and was glad I had given it to him. He enjoyed it.
  Diyl | Oct 2, 2009 |
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"Hero" is a nice follow-up to "Every Man's Battle". Where "Every Man's Battle" talks to those who are working to be free from sexual sin and perversion, "Hero" is a book about what it means to be free and to fully own your sexuality.

Easily read and written in plain language, this book is easy to get through and understand. With the subject matter itself, this book was not written for everyone, but for the Christian man wanting sexual purity in their relationships. Jasen's story is an inspiration to those who believe it is impossible to live by God's standard of purity.

Another difference from this book and "Every Man's Battle" is the way in which it is written. Where "Every Man's Battle" was a process book to help, "Hero" was the illustration of what a life can look like free from sexual impurity. While the call to purity is a lofty one, "Hero" seaks to demonstrate it is not a hopeless one.

Overall, this was a good book and written well, calling to Christian men to be sexually pure and showing them that yes, they can do it with God. ( )
  wordgeek76 | Aug 27, 2009 |
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I really had a difficult time with this book. If this couple truly waited til marriage more power to them, however I feel that it is highly unlikely. There is a big difference between saying and doing. My experience with teens and young adults says that the Stoker's are the exception and not the rule. The idea is to wait unfortunately most will not. There are some ideas that are good but many are highly impractical.
It is easy to blame porn or Playboy for his fathers behavior but Fred's dad was a bad guy, and with or without Playboy or porn would have been a jerk. It just gives Fred an out instead of blaming his dad where the fault belongs blame porn. ( )
  foof2you | Jul 13, 2009 |
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From Fred:

To Michael
Thanks for stepping into your destiny, Son. All men know a real man when they see one. You are one, and there's no doubt about it.
To the Lord,
It's true. You do far more for us than we can ask or even imagine in our wildest dreams. There is no one like You, and there are no works like Your works.

From Jasen:
To my cheerful, spunky wife, Rose.
Without you, I would still be single, and quite unqualified to write this book. And to our newest little Stoeker resting inside her, who is even now being formed by the hand of God. We Can't wait to hold you!
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