Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults. Although a celibate priest, he minces no words when it comes to the place of sexuality—for the unmarried man as well as for the married man. He shows that true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be—men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most.
Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.
From the time they’re born, boys are given a “code” to live by: don’t cry, don’t play with dolls, don’t be a wimp...you get the picture. For a middle school guy, it’s tough enough to figure out what it means to just be yourself—let alone how to become a man. Breaking the Code is an eight-week study that will help them discover what it really means to be a man. With fun, interactive activities and age-appropriate discussion questions, you’ll find that this study will help small groups of middle school guys learn how they can become the men God created them to be. In this study, you’ll help guys:• critically examine what they’ve been taught about what it means to be a man• explore the rich heritage of men in the Bible• discover their identity in God• find new ways to feel confident Help the guys in your group begin the journey to manhood with a clear perspective on what it means to be a man. Help break the code.**After you’ve helped guys break the code, you can help them study the ultimate man—Jesus, in Breaking the Code (book 2). Focusing on the life of Christ, they will learn to deal with the issues most guys face.
God's love and grace have always gone before His demands. And it is that grace that transforms hearts into the father, husband, friend and leader that God desires men to be. Ignoring the trend to reduce Christian manhood to a string of methods and lists, Dan Doriani instead explores the nature of God. With a truth-telling approach that will challenge men as they delve into Scripture, Doriani brings the message home: the Christian life is not about following a how-to list; it's about following the Savior who's already accomplished it all.
“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established!” Proverbs 16:3
Author: Vester L. Dock
Pubpsher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
The information in this book is just another way of looking at situations in marriages and relationships; how a woman chooses a man; the dangers that lead to committing suicide; Biblical guidance for believers and non-believers; this book can be used to help women from becoming a victim of abuse; or being murdered or stuck in a cage or being a prisoner in their own homes. The information in this book will also help women not to wallow in their past mistakes; and be able to see warning signs so they won’t overlook them; this book will serve as guidance to women that when they communicate it keeps them from procrastination and from suffering many painful regrets.
Who am I, really? How do I figure out what to do with my life? Does anybody really care about me? Why can't I be as pretty as her? Stasi Eldredge understands the doubts, struggles, and fears you are facing. She has been there! Now Stasi invites you to walk with her as she helps you understand the lies this world tries to sell you, and believe that God sees you as beautiful and worthy—right now. With honesty and grace, Stasi will help you see the hand of God in your story and trust Him with your every hope and dream.
What does a guy have to do to become a mature man or a man full of manliness? If you ask society what the key ingredients are, they'll tell you that you need larger muscles, a nicer car, fashionable clothes, an abrasive demeanor, and the list keeps going. But, do the things on society's list really change the man inside? Do they really bring about a means to draw people to him and to help him mature? In recent times, young men have followed society's formula which leads them to constantly strive for bigger and better things, but often times their efforts are in the wrong areas of their life. Society works on the outside of the man, but God works on the inside. God left the blueprints of a perfect man after which we can pattern our lives. In these blueprints that are found in His Word we can learn the truths on Becoming a Man . . . God's Way.
Release on 2008-08-01 | by Brenda Walker,Karen Ring
Author: Brenda Walker,Karen Ring
Pubpsher: Xulon Press
Becoming a Compassionate Human Being: Mind, Body and Soul. After 2000 years, Christians are still confused and in question to their great design. With a purpose, we all are to aspirer to make us each the quality and moral individuals we define to being: A Compassionate Human Being. The reason for this book is to help re-define this by step by step insight, bring all Christians back to the basic and to reflect back with the positive scriptures that the Bible has held. I have bridged together God's Laws and virtues with the opposing enemy and the seven sins. Breaking them down by first the mind, body and then the soul, based on the dimensions that sin worms its way into our common daily lives. This Biography is a duel bio really. Both women, Brenda and Karen, sisters who for a great numbers of years, grew up in different homes, never sharing their childhood due to family tragedy that children never get a say in. Both were adopted out, but all the while knowing about each other, and their four siblings, who all were in different locations. Once grown, both women did their best to gain some type of family relationship, all the while dealing with their own growing families. Facing violence in the home, deceit imposed divorces, painful heartaches with children, and some even facing homelessness. ? Between both women, the journey wasn't without gain of self-awareness, uncommon strength to endure, and finally, a passionate love for others even under their darkest times. Their uncommon connection to people is due to remembering the journey they both have and a rich insight to the purpose that God has always had for them. This is an overview of the lifetime of Brenda Walker and Karen Ring.
At about the same time in my life that I became a father, I learned the principle that masculinity bestows masculinity. However, since I did not learn this principle until I was almost 40 years old, I grew up struggling mightily in my own masculine identity and maturity. So I also knew from experience how critically important it was for me to fulfill my responsibility in passing along this principle to my two sons, Jonah and Jacob. Therefore, I created a list of seven “statements of truth” that encompassed what I wanted to teach my sons about becoming and living as a man, an authentic man, the kind of godly man that is described in the Bible. I began telling my sons these truths every night at an early age so they would become engrained in them, as part of their very essence, and my boys would never doubt them. I also spent years preparing for the time when I would elaborate on the full meaning of each truth with my sons, as part of a day of celebration of their entry into manhood. Those years of preparation became this book, which I published to help other fathers (or father-figures/mentors) train their sons (or any boy) how to become a real man. My hope is that this book will be a blessing and an encouragement to every boy who receives it as he enters into (and lives out) authentic manhood.
Release on 2012-11-28 | by Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu
Keeping the Dream Straight?
Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu
Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.