Friday, June 7, 2013

Chivalry by Zach Hunter

About the Book:

A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives—close to home, with our family and friends?

In Chivalry, Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity.

Zach reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life as a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories, and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor—and live a life of significance.

My Thoughts:

I've been impressed with Zach Hunter for many years.  His determination to make a difference in this world is God given, and he puts his effort where his heart is.  His new book could change the next generation if they'll give it a read and let it soak into their souls.

When I hear the word "Chivalry" I immediately think of well mannered young men and women, but mainly men (opening doors and seating their lady friend).  Zach wants us to go all the way back to the days of the knights, to that kind of "Chivalry".

He encourages us all to live by a code of conduct, ten principles that guided the knights of old and that can actually find their roots in the Scripture.  Each chapter discusses one of the principles, and many open with stories that Zach has gathered from history and from the lives of others that he may know (I think).

Some of these principles are "I will not go on this journey alone", "I will never attack from behind", and "I will practice self control and selflessness.  Each principle, put into practice, would make a global difference in just a short amount of time.

But it begins with you and with me.  We have to not only read the book but let it soak into us and then begin to flow out of our actions.  We must make this code of conduct who we are, and we must root it in God's Word, because change made without the power of God behind it won't last.

I received an advance copy of Zach's book via NetGalley from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  I only wish this could be required reading in every life skills class for middle school and high school in America.  Just think of the world we'd have if that were possible!

Highly Recommended.

Happy Reading!



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