Books that Our Members have vetted for you...
(These selections had an impact on a members path to being a better man.)

Iron John - Robert Bly 
    Bly opened the Men's Movement with his allegorical tale of Iron John and how we as men carry his tale. 

The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology - edited by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade
    Perhaps the most quoted book of poetry at Men's Gatherings.  There are poems in this anthology for every reader.  It is a book you will come back to again and again. 

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity - Gary Cross

The Artificial White Man - Stanley Crouch

Crossing the Borders - Tom Daly

Stories of Men, Meaning and
  Prayer- Jeffrey Duvall
   
 This book gave me a new definition of prayer that changed my spiritual life: 
"Prayer is anything that connects  us to meaning, that helps us believe in ourselves and our purposes, that sustains a faith in life and nature, that connects us to our blood linage, our children, our elders, partners and communities; anything that serves in this way is prayer, is sacred, beloved and full of grace."

A Book of Men: Visions of the Male Experience - Edited by Ross Firestone

What it's Like to go to War - 
Karl Marlantes 
     If you are a veteran or know a veteran this book will help you look at the issues of going to war and coming home.   A powerful 
book that will bring tears, and new thinking about war. 

The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine - Matthew Fox

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

Lost Boys - James Garbarino

Ten Stories about what Men are Doing Well - Nick Theophilou

From Amazon:    "Nick Theophilou is a ground breaking social commentator and networker on what men are doing well, from Melbourne, Australia, who has seen that in recent years men have made great strides and become better fathers, husbands, and communicators. They are prepared to take risks, ask for help, are determined to live longer."


The Decline of Men: How the American Male is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future - Guy Garcia

The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love - Bell Hooks

A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men's
 Support Groups - Bill Kauth

Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man - Sam Keen

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men - Michael Kimmel

The Flying Boy - John Lee

A Little Book on the Human Shadow - Robert Bly
     Bly shares the Jungian concept of the human shadow as a long bag of unresolved issues that we carry into our adult lives and effect our well being  and our relationships. 

Changing Men, Transforming Culture: Inside the Men's Movement - Eric Magnuson

Garden of Life: A Father's Book of Wisdom - Stephen Mason

Your Golden Shadow: Discovering and Fulfilling Your Undeveloped Self - William A. Miller

King, Warrior, Magician, Love: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine - Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
     The archetypes of this book are quoted discussed and dissected by men's groups across the country. 

Letters to My Son - Kent Nerburn

Finding Our Fathers - Samuel Osherson

Save the Males: Why Men Matter and Why Women Should Care - Kathleen Parker

The Hero Within - Carol S. Pearson

Man Enough - Frank Pittman

Real Boys - William Pollack

From Boys to Men - Bret Stephenson