Knights that fought for a lady’s honor and slayed dragons may be legends of old, but these men still hold many of the ideals of what it truly means to be a man, to live a life fighting for the truth, upholding honor, and unafraid to stand against evil — essentially the opposite of the culture of ‘toxic masculinity’ today.
In his new book, THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN: Living Authentic Manhood Today, author Sam Guzman extracts from the Catholic faith and the example set by Jesus Christ on how to be a gentleman in today’s world and eradicate the toxic masculinity that has gripped the culture.
At this point in history, when men have so clearly taken advantage of their power status, twisting the very notion of masculinity from one of service and sacrifice into one of abuse and self-satisfaction, THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN is a needed resource and guide for the culture.
Guzman is the founder and editor of The Catholic Gentleman blog and a marketing professional. His writing has appeared in various faith-based publications and websites, such as Catholic Exchange, Aleteia, and the Christian Science Monitor, and he is a frequent guest on radio programs. He and his wife have four children, and live in the rolling hills of the Oklahoma Ozarks.
Traditional gender roles have been eroding for decades but have been almost completely discarded in today’s culture. Guzman makes a case for bringing back courtesy, politeness, courage, valor and honor into the very definition of masculinity in THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN.
“Very well-written, direct and packed with spiritual insight,” Matt Fradd, host of Pints with Aquinas and author of The Porn Myth, says of THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN. “Our culture isn’t suffering from toxic masculinity; it’s suffering from a toxic lack of it. This book seeks to remedy that.”