Every Young Man, God's Man
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
"Every Young Man, God's Man" will take readers straight to the heart of their frustrations and fears, and give them the truth they need to hold on to--truth that will drive young men forward and give them hope.
Every Young Man, God's Man
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck, Mike Yorkey
Live life the way Jesus did. To the extreme. You’re probably asking yourself a lot of tough questions these days. Like: • Why is my faith keeping me from the fun everybody else is having? • Why do I think about sex so much? • Why should I obey God when nobody else seems to--even grownups? • Is doing this okay with God? • What do I really believe about God? • How far is too far? • Why does God expect so much of me? If you want some solid answers to questions like these, Every Young Man, God’s Man will take you straight to the heart of your frustrations and fears. And give you the truth you need to hold on to–truth that will drive you forward and give you hope. By learning to go to the dark and difficult places in your heart, and standing up in God’s power in all the battles you face, you will find yourself full of spiritual confidence and courage. You’ll see how faith makes sense in the light of who God is and how much He cares about you. And the bottom line: You’ll discover that it doesn’t get any better than living as God’s man–confident, courageous, and completely His. Get ready for some gut-punching honesty and real-life stories about how to be God’s man. Right now. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Every Man, God's Man
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck
Spiritually, men are frustrated today because they feel they are repeatedly coming up short or are in other ways unfulfilled. Like football players in the “red zone,” they are struggling to complete the drive toward integrity and intimacy with God. That drive toward spiritual maturity requires both a shift of heart and a re-examination of the spiritual habits. What men lack today is, first, clear understanding of what God is really after in the relationship, and second, a clear plan connected to their goals that make sense practically and biblically. That’s what makes this book special: It specifically reveals God’s heart for men in the spiritual “red zone,” and sets forth the choices they must make to take the relationship with God all the way. Like other books in the “Every Man” Series, Every Man, God’s Man boldly gets into men’s heads and gives hope. It helps them persevere in their pursuit of God. Provides new insight into God’s objectives for them. And brings them to the new place God is calling them–a place of completion in the faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The workbook that helps you live out your faith in this wild and crazy world. If you want God to change your life, watch out! The workbook in your hands is spiritual dynamite. Inside you'll find eight sessions (or twelve if your group wants more) to help you or a group of guys tackle the top spiritual battles you face today. And you'll find powerful, practical, biblical strategies to winuGod's wayuin each area you're wrestling with. Like: Acceptance Identity Sex Choices Friendships Dating Pressure Authority Wild Behavior Parents Getting Caught And lots more. The questions and interactive elements in this workbook will equip you not only with knowledge, but poweruGod's poweruto take spiritual responsibility as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Every Man's Battle
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker
the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win From the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations...but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them. Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity-perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future. Includes a special section for women, designed to help them understand and support the men they love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Every Young Man's Battle
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker
In this world you’re surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They’re everywhere–on TV, billboards, magazines, music, the internet–and so easy to access that it sometimes feels impossible to escape their clutches. Yet God expects his children to be sexually pure. So how can you survive the relentless battle against temptation? Here’s powerful ammunition. Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker, the authors of the hard-hitting best-seller Every Man’s Battle, now focus on the temptations young single Christian men like you face every day–and they offer workable, biblical strategies for achieving sexual purity. The authors examine the standard of Ephesians 5:3–“there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality”–in a positive and sensitive light. And they explain how an authentic, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to victory over temptation. Every Young Man’s Battle will show you how to train your eyes and your mind, how to clean up your thought life, and how to develop a realistic battle plan for remaining pure in today’s sexually soaked culture. As a result, you’ll experience hope–real hope–for living a strong, pure life God’s way From the Trade Paperback edition.
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended. Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabashed polemic insists that the needs met by religion might be met—more safely and less toxically—by forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or impede collective social progress. W. C. Harris argues that compromises with traditional religion, no matter how enlightened or well intentioned, will ultimately leave heteronormativity alive and well. He explores a range of recent movements, such as Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, reparative “ex-gay” therapy, Christian purity culture, and attempts by liberal Christians to reconcile religion with homosexuality, and shows how these proposed solutions are either inadequate or positively dangerous. According to the author, the time has come for “gaytheism”: leaving religion behind in order to preserve queer dignity, rights, and lives. “Lively, original, and serious, this book is great fun to read. One looks forward to how Professor Harris will skewer the next foe.” — Paul Robinson, author of Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics
Author: Steve Farrar
Publisher: David C Cook
Bestselling author and Bible teacher, Steve Farrar, reminds us through the story of Daniel that true courage can be ours daily and it comes from the one true Sovereign God. Everyone can recall as a young child having the courage to head out the door—whether it was to your first day of school, your first game in little league, or your piano lesson. Then life takes over and you lose your bravado, giving in to the fears of the world around you. In True Courage readers will discover a God who provides incredible courage to us in the midst of uncertainty, even through treacherous, evil days, and the courage to face lions in their den—or an unexpected job loss, the diagnosis of a sick child, or the return of a debilitating cancer.
Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there’s help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. The authors behind the best-selling “Every Man” series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience…for the rest of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Every Man's Challenge
Author: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker
Are you ready to face life’s tests? God tests a man. Into the flow of everyday life He sends “pop quizzes”–those unexpected trials that show us what we’re made of; that reveal the true quality of our faith and character; that show our willingness to obey Him. Every Man’s Challenge, part of the best-selling Every Man series, will prepare you to obey. It does take guts to stand firm in facing what life throws our way. We need courage to acknowledge our own weaknesses and to change. We need understanding in handling moral dilemmas and family crises. Thankfully, God has given us the strength we need. By His power we can “participate in the divine nature” and triumph over our sins and the temptations and corruption of the world. The forty “exams” in this book, comprised of Scripture, stories, and reflective questions, will give you the necessary tools to draw closer to God and win life’s battles. Used in your devotional times or for personal reflection or group study, you’ll find strength to overcome sexual temptation, learn how to love your wife better, and gain increasing confidence to live as Christ did. In the defining moments of your life, you can obey God and pass the tests that challenge every man. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Every Young Woman's Battle
Author: Shannon Ethridge, Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Guides young women to make the right choices to maintain sexual purity, focusing on self-acceptance and the damaging influences of the over-sexualized media.
Twenty-first-century men are too often frustrated cubicle dwellers while deep in their hearts they dream of Braveheart. The ancient Greeks believed manly courage--physical, moral, and spiritual--was found in the male soul. Called thumos, this type of courage appears in the New Testament, urging men to take action. For many men, thumos is the missing ingredient in their spiritual growth, ready to bless them with power, purpose, and integrity to make them better leaders, disciples, husbands, and fathers. Thumos, says Paul Coughlin, will repair the twenty-first-century male soul. In Unleashing Courageous Faith Paul Coughlin is simply a guy with a strong message for other guys--including former Christian Nice Guys. He unflinchingly looks at both the noble and undesirable aspects of thumos, coaching men to choose the good and resist the bad. This book is filled with practical help and information in Coughlin's signature readable style, packed with illustrations from his life and the lives of admirable men. It's ideal for men's groups as well as individuals.
Raising God's Girl
Author: Rich Graham, Mary Lou Graham
Publisher: Certa Publishing
Scripture teaches us that our daughters are gifts from God. Is this really true? In all seasons of life? The answer is yes. But sometimes we can miss this truth in the whirlwind of emotions, activities, peer pressure, and media influence. How can we raise strong girls when we feel so weak? The key is knowing this: as we are raising our daughters, our heavenly Father is raising us. He is using the challenges and joys of parenting to teach us about our own relationship with Him—to help us understand and receive His amazing love so that we can then lavish it on our daughters. So join us as we examine our lives, renew our minds, and embrace the responsibility and honor of parenting. Discover how to become strong and courageous parents being used by God to build strong and courageous daughters. Learn how to envision your daughter so that in all places, in all situations, and in all seasons she is sure of this: I am God's Girl!
Author: Matt Rogers
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Recounting his own struggle with doubt and depression, Matt Rogers explores the question of how, in a world of suffering, we can call God good. This challenging question can manifest itself as a conspiracy of doubt and depression, so that our emotions and our intellect come under attack. Will God deliver us through this distressing journey? Market/Audience Christians struggling with doubt or depression Counselors Pastors Endorsement "A needed book, beautifully written, from a promising new writer." - Brian McLaren, author/activist "Matt Rogers has something to say, and he says it in a way no one has." - Tony Jones, author of The New Christians "Matt Rogers shows us throughout this compelling narrative that we are complex beings physical and emotional as well as spiritual. As Rogers points out again and again, our theology should line up with this complexity and thus address the whole person." - Gerald L. Sittser, Whitworth University Features and Benefits Journal entries show the impact of doubt and depression on the experience of a Christian in crisis Discussion questions help you process the challenging questions in this book together with others Pastoral wisdom joins with experience to address a serious question of faith Unique in offering a male perspective on depression
Author: Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The Superbowl-winning coach shares his thoughts on how to live like a good, Christian man, combining integrity, character, and self-sacrifice.