Men look up to the guys who can take a hit and keep going. We respect the fighter who picks himself up off the canvas after a knock-out punch and hangs in until the final bell. The quarterback who gets blindsided but doesn't fumble the ball earns our approval. Physical toughness like this is admirable, but it takes more than guts to become the men God made us to be, especially when the struggles we face are personal and close to the heart.
The difficulty of emotional pain and spiritual setbacks is of a much different sort than any physical challenge. Many of us men are not comfortable or well-equipped to grapple with them. Tony Evans gives us the kind of advice and inspiration we need to battle on through the most difficult circumstances.
Drawing from the lives of Moses, David, Joseph, Jonah, and other biblical men who faced the worst, Evans pulls men out of their brokenness and declares, "No more!" No more falling short of being the man God desires you to be for any reason. Evans shows that the struggles faced yesterday and today are the very same tools God is using to make us better men for tomorrow.
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This book is an easy read, convicting men to push through their past defeats and failures. Challenging readers to overcome their upbringing and become truly men the way God intended.
I know we hear people saying how things are life changing. It seems like every message a minister preaches, someone is saying it's life changing in order to sell copies or whatever, but if you are someone who is searching for truth in your life as a man who wants to be right with the Lord, this is a great start. It really was an answer to my prayers.
No more excuses for me!
Excellent encouragement for men looking to change from a non-productive lifestyle to a lifestyle of living God's plan.