Journey to Feel like a Man is different than most books about sports because it examines the effort and the struggle that goes on within the athlete, rather than the result that comes out. The book describes extraordinary inner experiences, actually experienced by the author, resulting from intense high pressure athletic competitions, as well as intentional spiritual exercises that took place entirely off the athletic field.
These experiences indicate the existence of levels of reality beyond our ordinary everyday experiences. They can re-shape one's view of reality and therefore, of the meaning of life itself. The book's main theme is that our inner world needs to be cultivated and developed as much as our efforts in the outer, external world. Skills developed on the field of play need to become applicable in all aspects of our lives. This is the true measure of maturity and human development.
The author's friend, Neil Diamond, the well known singer-songwriter, has contributed the 'Liner Notes' from his album "The Bang Years" describing his own early struggles to find success. Neil's 'Liner Notes' have been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award, and help broaden the scope of the book far beyond the realm of being just about sports.