From the founder of the Warrior Poet Society, a daring manual on how to become a dangerous—and good—man
There is a war on masculinity, and everywhere we look—on every front we hold sacred—we can see the painful reminders of this collapsing order. The chaos and crisis we are experiencing today should be a signal for men everywhere to rise up; to fight to preserve our way of life by once again walking the ancient paths. But this isn’t a journey that need be taken alone.
In The Warrior Poet Way, public speaker, former Army Ranger, and all-around patriot John Lovell offers a needed antidote to the lack of strong men in our modern world. This is a call to all men to be what they truly are. Both dangerous and good. Lovers and fighters. Lions and lambs.
Both philosophical and practical, this guide dispenses essential advice on how to be a whole man, from tyranny-proofing your home to wooing the right woman. Through anecdotes of his time in the military, interviews with other men, and practicums at the end of each chapter, Lovell teaches the virtue of balance—navigating the tension between violent warrior and romantic poet—and guides men through each mental and physical change they must make to embody the ancient spirit of a real man.
This is a manual for every man to use in the fight of their life—and what it takes to win. No good thing comes easy, and the life you want is just on the other end of what you don’t want to do. This is the Warrior Poet Way. Are you ready to walk it?
About the Author
John Lovell is the Founder and CEO of the Warrior Poet Society - a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. His message has garnered over 100 million views across social media and streaming platforms. John is a former war veteran and Special Operations soldier, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. After his military service, he served as a Christian missionary in Central America full-time. Today he is a video content creator, public speaker, firearms trainer, and homesteader. John lives on a small farm in Georgia with his wife and two sons.
"If you want someone to shoot straight with you about masculinity, life, death and what matters most, read this book. If you want to continue to pretend the world is not a dangerous place and men aren't really needed, let it go." —John Eldredge, bestselling author of Wild at Heart
“I’m weary to my core with airy books on manhood that offer untested theories and unlived philosophies. In The Warrior Poet Way, you smell the sweat and feel the acrid bite of gunpowder on each page, because John has lived his words and offers what he has found to those he hopes will become his brothers in arms. Get this book. Read it. Live it fiercely.” —Stephen Mansfield, New York Times bestselling author
“The Warrior Poet Way is an incredible manifesto backed by Lovell’s experience as a successful entrepreneur, dangerous man, and loving partner. It is essential reading for all those who want to be a better man.” —Clint Emerson, Navy SEAL (Ret.), New York Times bestselling author, and winner of the 2022 F. Scott Fitzgerald Prize for Literary Excellence
“A powerful, inspiring, and unapologetic rebuttal to the weak, woke message being coached to men today and to the sons we are raising.” —Brantley Gilbert, country rock singer and songwriter
“This book is a clarion call to men, not just to do manlier things but to become materially better men—the kinds of men who love and protect and possess the skills necessary to do so.” —Ryan Frederick, author of Fierce Marriage
“The Warrior Poet Way is a must-read, written by a man who has seen violence and inhumanity and has chosen instead to spread humane ideas through the lens of a true Warrior with a heart.” —Isaiah Washington, award-winning actor, producer, and director
“John Lovell captures the complexity of being a man in today’s society, and his explanation of the warrior nature of men is quite enlightening. He lays out the role of men in the home, the community, and within myriad relationships. A novel approach to defining masculinity. I recommend this book to all men, as it touches the heart at a time when masculinity is under attack in America.” —Jerry Boykin, lieutenant general (Ret.), former US deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence