Every man is born with just one thing: his sovereignty - his power to respond to his environment and his circumstances. Unfortunately, most men have spent much of their lives giving away that sovereignty. Every time a man passes blame or shirks his responsibility, every time he makes excuses for his performance, and every time he trades his unlimited potential for a little perceived safety and security, he willingly submits himself to the mercy of others.
Is it any wonder that men, in general, seem to have lost their way? You don't have to look very far to recognize that men don't seem to possess the same amount of vigor and purpose they once did. Take one sobering statistic - the rate of suicide in men - and you begin to see how damaging the effects of the voluntary subjugation of men to their families, their businesses, and their governments can be.
It's not hard to understand why we give up control to others - it's easy and we're expected to. Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men is a call for men to once again rise up and establish themselves as they once were - a revolution if you will.
Inside this book, we'll uncover the battle each man will inevitably engage in, the external forces fighting against the call to masculinity, and the internal struggle all men must overcome.
But make no mistake, this revolution is not a call for men to go their own way and rally against society. It's a call for men to become fully the men they are meant to be so they may more adequately take care of themselves and those they are responsible for. Men have always been expected to protect, provide, and preside over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities.
I couldn't finish, made it to chapter 4 or 5. This reads like an agressive Christian conservative manifesto. The narration is intense and by the first paragraph it becomes very apparent that he is ex-millitary. He starts the book off by assuming things about you that you need to change. But what he descibes is a traditionalist view of a man's place in society. He has some valid points, but too infrequent relative to the bad advice he gives. You'd think with a title like Sovereignty the book would have some kind of huge insight, but it doesn't. He toys with the idea that men aren't allowed to be men anymore and then answers the question with, go be a traditional man anyway. He lost me when he started talking about his unit praying three times a day together and that what was one of the reasons they came out with no casualties.
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Sovereignty is a phenomenal book. Ryan has a gift for simplifying processes and creating a frame of mind to make it so being a man isn’t something out of the ordinary, but rather a decision. Loved this book. Going to buy the physical copy now.
This book hit the nail in the head. Men can be great if they decide they want to be. Ryan is also a powerful narrator that brings dimension to his words.
I have already read the hard copy of this book and loved it but I also enjoyed hearing Ryan read this book to me in his own voice. All men can learn something from this book. Great Book!
Great book to motivate you to make stronger decisions about who you are and how you would like to carry yourself.
Everyman needs to read this book. The author is someone who truly wants the best for us me. With no hidden agenda. The only desired outcome is to build better men. A Must!!!
The book was well researched and written. I would recommend it to any man who would like to improve all areas of his life. Who and what do you want to be? The author covers the material on how to define and set achievable goals or objects, assess your progress along the way and to analyze them when you have finished.
amazing work. sounds just like the podcast! it is so practical it will require multiple rereads/ listens.
Ryan Michler has a philosophy and practical system to change your life. Follow the plan and kill it every fucking day.
I just finished the audiobook and not gonna lie, parts of it hurt. It revealed several areas of my life that I was neglecting. I’ll be listening to it multiple times as I work to improve each part. Thank you for this book.