The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power

by David H. Wagner

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  • 9781780289335
  • 9781786780119
'David Wagner is a transformational teacher and dedicated leader, on a committed path of service, guiding others to awaken to their inner wisdom and authentic power.' Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now.

So many self-help books on the market have a feminine edge and do not speak directly to a man's masculinity. The message that men have been given so far is that they have to get in touch with their feminine side if they want to embrace change. This book blows this theory out of the water and is a total game changer. It enables men to transform entirely, working with their masculinity instead of against it. Straight talking, down-to-earth and humorous Wagner addresses the challenges that modern men typically face, asking the reader to join him in a series of profound self-examination exercises and questions covering life purpose, male identity, spirituality, self-limitation, sexuality, relationships, fatherhood and more. Every chapter is highly practical and also includes observations and examples from David's own life journey as well as insights gained from the many clients and groups he has worked with over the years. Men all over the world will be saying: 'Finally a book that actually speaks to me in my language'.
  • Watkins Media; October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781786780119
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  • Title: Backbone
  • Author: David H. Wagner
  • Imprint: Watkins Publishing
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  • 9781780289335
  • 9781786780119

In The Press

"David Wagner is a transformational teacher and dedicated leader, on a committed path of service, guiding others to awaken to their inner wisdom and authentic power." --Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now

"Most men are allergic to the big conversations around purpose, passion, and power because, well, they’re usually boring or too far ‘out there’. David is one of the rare men on this Earth who has the brains, heart, and balls to go deep without losing his sense of humor. He’s a modern teacher for wisdom of the ages." --Tripp Lanier, International Men's Coach and Host of The New Man Podcast

‘This is a book that every man needs to read! Wagner has a way of making practical, no-bullshit, life-changing wisdom totally accessible.’ --Dominic Carubba, men’s coach, author of 7 Pages to Success
‘Such an important and accessible read for men of today. David’s compelling voice offers men the most perfect distinctions – and the best questions – to be both powerful AND happy.’ --Elena Brower, yoga teacher and author of Art of Attention
 ‘Backbone is a fabulous title – and it exactly what David has given me – a spiritual backbone with which I can blast off and accomplish my goals and live my dreams – bravo!!!’ --Lev Gorn, actor on The Americans (FX Network)
‘In a world that controls language toward neutrality, and weakens traditional gender lines, where men are shamed for “acting like a man,” David gets straight to the point of what it means to be a spiritual man, and to reach a deeper level of understanding of what it means to be a man.’ --Ron Silver, restauranteur-chef and author of Bubby’s Brunch Cookbook

About The Author

David H Wagner is a spiritual teacher, men's group leader, and proud father who has dedicated his life to the exploration of personal transformation. He travels widely leading workshops and retreats for people from all walks of life from all over the world. He is the host of The Whole Manchilada Podcast, is a featured meditation teacher on, and serves on the faculties of Kripalu and Omega Institutes. Learn more on his website