Book Review: “Living Like Lions” by J. R. Duren

October 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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J. R. Duren in his new book, “perf6.000x9.000.inddLiving Like Lions”  published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas  gives us 20 Influential Christian Men Past and Present.

From the Back Cover:  The lion is a ferocious protagonist rippling with fervor and strength. Loyalty to the pride, surgeon-like strikes and a keen sense of the world around him make the lion one of the most feared animals in the world.

At the same time, the lion is an affectionate beast who lets his guard down among those he loves.

History is witness to a handful of men whose lives resembled the tenacious fervor of lions. The men of Living Like Lions are a rare breed of tenacity, strength and love.

A monk stands face-to-face against the emperor of Rome. A bishop goes toe-to-toe with soldiers. An inventor creates the world’s biggest wheeled-machines. An artist resurrects the hope his of fellow creators.

Each story reveals bravery, commitment and masculinity. Each man challenges us to rise above the contemporary definitions of masculinity and to embrace godliness.

For me “Living Like Lions” was a very exciting book. Mr. Duren brings us twenty mini biographies that are like mini vitamin pills that once read will boost our faith and move us forward to releasing our potential. Why you ask? Because each of these men started off as children then grew up and became the men we all know today but it took quite a bit of work to get them there. Mr. Duren has divided the men into five categories:  THE STATESMEN, THE MISSIONARIES, THE THINKERS, THE ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS and THE MORNING WATCH. Somewhere we will find the category we each fit into and be blessed by the example of these men. God is no respecter of persons. What He did for them He will do for us. It is time we were strengthened in our faith and “Living Like Lions” is just the book we need to do it. I recommend it highly!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Thanks for the review Vic!

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