Format: Soft-Cover, 179 pages
Skomomma's Rating: 3.5 out of 5
In Average Joe, Troy Meeder writes to a male audience about how the "average joe" - the guy in the cubicle next to you or the neighbor next door - can be some of the most influential people in one's life. To illustrate the point Meeder writes about specific joes that he has encountered - his grandfather, the landscape manager at college, a soldier friend, and a mentor. Tied into those stories are some Biblical examples of average joes - think Jonathan, David the shepard, and Uriah. The third section of the book details Meeder's own experiences as an average joe - including participating in a Habitat for Humanity rebuild after the Tsunami in 2004, learning to fly in the mountains, diving in Hawaii and training horses at his ranch for troubled kids.
Meeder's writing style is down-to-earth and engaging while peppered with humor. I didn't find it to be overly-religious, but full of honesty and truth. I enjoyed reading this book (a girl no less) and am excited to pass in on to my husband to read.
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