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As a leader in teaching, training, and transforming boys in Detroit, Jason Wilson shares his own story of discovering what it means to “be a man” in this life-changing memoir.

His grandfather’s lynching in the deep South, the murders of his two older brothers, and his verbally harsh and absent father all worked together to form Jason Wilson’s childhood. But it was his decision to acknowledge his emotions and yield to God’s call on his life that made Wilson the man and leader he is today.

As the founder of one of the country’s most esteemed youth organizations, Wilson has decades of experience in strengthening the physical, mental, and emotional spirit of boys and men. In Cry Like a Man, Wilson explains the dangers men face in our culture’s definition of “masculinity” and gives listeners hope that healing is possible.

As Wilson writes, “My passion is to help boys and men find strength to become courageously transparent about their own brokenness as I shed light on the symptoms and causes of childhood trauma and ‘father wounds’. I long to see men free themselves from emotional incarceration - to see their minds renewed, souls weaned, and relationships restored.”

©2019 Jason Wilson (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Women have motional incarceration too. Thank you!

I read this book to for my brothers and men in my life and it helped me instead. Thank you.

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Thought driven, emotionally freeing!

I really enjoyed this book. It caused reason to ponder about how past situations have molded me
Time for some action. Thanks Jason!

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Emotional Incarceration

Don't let the title of the book fool you to believe that it just for men. I believe this book should be intended for Single moms raising a young man, Fathers needing love from their father, women facing domestic violence the impact. As a single mom, of a black young man its hard at time. The book should be renamed "Emotional Incarceration" because we all have demons that hunts us in the past presence and future if we don't deal with the issue. The best part, is the bible verse that gave you guidance. Mr. Wilson stay you your path young man. Nicole stay strong sista, you are a incredible strong woman

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A Truly Amazing book of one's life experiences.

The Author was exceptional!! In his honesty of his life trauma and how it affected his, Life and Journey threw boyhood and to Manhood. It has help in so many ways to, improve my life and as well exposed the Insecurity in my life. and to know I'm not alone in this world with it but to help clean up my life. Also to know there is LIGHT at the end of this Tunnel, and also there is "A NEW DAY". NO! A NEW FUTURE AHEAD!!!!!!!

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must read

rather you are a man or not this book give great insight. it is truly an eye opening book and hard to put down

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Beautiful and profound experience

A book that speaks about a man’s life of trials and success. Tribulations and blessings. Reunions and unfortunate goodbyes. Struck a myriad of cords in my mind, soul, and heart. I am a 31-year-old son of a man who has been incarcerated for 2 and a half decades. The emotional mitigation that this book offers is one similar to confiding in another man who sees you and understands your scars and character developed by way of a life that I didn’t ask to be a part of, and thought countless times to extricate myself from; without judgment or sympathy.

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Great Book - Heavy Christian Themes

Jason Wilson's story is awe-inspiring. I loved hearing about his early life growing up in tumultuous inner-city Detroit. I loved that he traced the pain and trauma of his family back to his grandfather. Finally, I love how he found his way, through all the trails and temptations.

Jason's story offer black boys and men an alternative path to the glitz and glamour of the street life, the trap life, and the music game that so many young men fall for. He chooses God, family, and his woman over all of it.

Towards the end, the book becomes very heavy with Christianity with Jason describing his faith. As an ex-Christian I still appreciate the fact that Jason found his way in life through Christ and he is a better man because of it. It doesn't feel like Jason is trying to push religion on the reader, but it is a bit distracting from the story of his later life and how he dealt with it. I would have loved to hear more about his emotions, what his family/wife had to endure, etc.

The overall message should not evade the reader/listener: it's okay for men to have emotions and to express them in a positive manner. It's okay to have fear, to cry, to worry, and to doubt. Find good men, women, and family to journey with you through the turmoils of life, because they will be needed.

Thank you, Jason.

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fantastic

loved the book only thing is I wish Jason would have narrated it himself thats my only complaint

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Much needed tears

Very good narration. Great and inspiring. I have work to do. I need to put in the work.

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Good but very religious

This book was an eye opener and something I definitely recommend. I am not very religious and this is a very heavy subject and the writer uses religion as a crutch and I wish there was more active help and tips/tricks for healthy masculinity. Over all. 7 out of 10

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  • 09-23-21

A deep insight into the life of Jason Wilson

Through honesty and vulnerability Wilson extends to recount his life thus offering insight, perspective and a accompanying friend on this journey of life.

A brilliant book to understand what it means to be a man and ultimately; how to cry and let your emotions find a place of refuge.

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  • Obinna Anyadike
  • 07-03-21

A book for men especially black men

Loved the book and the stories. The vulnerability of Jason to open up. It must have been hard. It was full of stories that can help and make you see there’s always hope. Wish there were more anecdotes. Is there a course for this? Will really love to sign up

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  • Jay
  • 10-16-20

One of the best relatable stories ever

Truly wye opening and made me cry to know its not just me. Thank you

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  • Leo Ezeogu
  • 07-25-20

ENCOURAGING, INSPIRING!

I found Jason’s story to be quite healing and hope-inspiring too. Many men in today’s society can identify with father wounds therefore, this book would be very helpful to them. This is a narrative that many more should hear about!

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  • Mykal Harrington
  • 06-12-20

HEARTFELT!

An awesome account of a man's journey through emotional development... It challenges what it is to be a "strong" man or a "real" man. This was a great listen! 🖤

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  • Carl Springer
  • 06-18-19

A MEN'S MUST READ!

I'm in no way religious and yes this book is grounded in his faith but the message within this book transcends his spiritual alignment it asks you to look within yourself in order to begin your healing process as a MALE young or old

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

Amazing!! Thought provoking

Amazing to see how Jason managed to overcome soo many setbacks, to become the man he is now

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  • Efosa. I
  • 02-10-19

just phenomenal, an absolute must for men.

this book was touchingly written and crafted with the heart for men in mind. you can easily see yourself in Jason's story. thankyou for living up the call sir. you're an example for young men like me. salute