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Chivalry

The Quest for a Personal Code of Honor in an Unjust World

Author Zach Hunter
Narrator Zach Hunter
Runtime 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date June 24, 2013
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A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives—close to home, with our family and friends? 

In Chivalry, Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity. 

Zach reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life as a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories, and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor—and live a life of significance.

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A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives—close to home, with our family and friends? 

In Chivalry, Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity. 

Zach reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life as a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories, and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor—and live a life of significance.

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Chivalry - a code to live by
Chivalry by Zach Hunter is quite an interesting book on a topic that isn't discussed much these days. However his take on chivalry is slightly different than expected and turns out to be more like a code to live by. A lot of points he raised and stories he told were inspiring but they didn't seem to lead anywhere, which is disappointing because the journey was quite good.

For someone of his age the book sounds very mature and I am sure that future books will be even better as he continues to refine his art. In my opinion this is a forgettable book that was quite interesting to read but didn't really leave any lasting impact.

The narration is very good as the author read the book himself and could add the right about of emphasis and expression that he intended. For me author read books are either really good or really bad and in this case he hits the nail right on the head.

This book is aimed at teenagers and young adults who will no doubt find the chivalry code and stories to their liking and will hopefully inspire them to make a difference in their own sphere of influence.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/21/2013)
Worth reading, but not all-encompassing.
I enjoyed the read. In the beginning of the book Zach sets up the problem that caused him to write the book. With the world-changing organizations and people he sees the lack of a personal code of honor. He sees a lack of commitment to the some ideals of Christ even in the pursuit of others.

My primary critique has to do with his endeavor to re-frame Chivalry for a modern concept. He does very little to even mention the historical definition, or what chivalry has meant for several hundred years. He brings in a few mythical (of possibly historical) stories but I think dilutes the concept of chivalry to simply a code of honor without capturing its full essence. I might argue that Lewis begins to capture it's essence in his essay entitled "Chivalry".

That aside, the book was well written can came across as genuine. Zach comes across even as vulnerable at times. Personal stories from the authors own experience abound.

In conclusion, it's a short read, has some good challenges and is worth the time.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/10/2013)
Missing something, but great narration
When I first agreed to review Chivalry: The Quest for a Personal Code of Honor in an Unjust World by Zach Hunter, I was skeptical but intrigued by the title. My recent experiences with the term "chivalry" have all involved discussions of male-female relationships and I was hopeful from the title that this would take a broader view of the term. Fortunately, it did.

In the book, the author speaks to millennials, a generation that, as a whole, cares about justice for the oppressed. He encourages millennials to apply that same justice closer to home - in their relationships with family and friends. He does this using personal anecdotes, stories, and scripture.

If you've read my other reviews, you know that I generally love audiobooks read by the author. This audiobook is no different; in fact, given the tone of the book, it's hard to comprehend having it read by anyone else. Hunter's narration is superb and conversational, greatly enhancing the book.

I'm going to give Hunter the benefit of the doubt and assume that I am not a member of the book's target audience. Were I Zach's own age or younger (gosh, that statement makes me feel old!), it's possible that this book would have incited me to something greater and provided helpful insight (notice the homophone?). Unfortunately, all I can say for certain is that it didn't hit the mark for me. It felt like many of the stories were left unfinished while he jumped to the moral and by the end of the book, I was ready for it to be over. It just didn't move me.

That said, I think that teens and young adults might benefit from this audiobook and I encourage them to give it a try.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from the christianaudio Reviewers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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Review by / (Posted on 7/25/2013)
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