FINALLY FREE – Heath Lambert (2013)

Pastoral ministry is filled with unique challenges.  One challenge that is growing exponentially, is the sin of pornography.  Pastors must deal with this issue directly – with grace and biblical authority. I tend to pass on most books that address the topic of pornography these days.  The reason: Many Christian books miss the target all-together.Continue reading “FINALLY FREE – Heath Lambert (2013)”

Designed for Joy – Owen Strachan and Jonathan Parnell, Ed

Owen Strachan and Jonathan Parnell, Ed. Designed For Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Wheaton: Crossway, 2015. 144 pp. $10.92 Designed For Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice is an important book with a message for our generation. The editors, Jonathan Parnell and Owen StrachanContinue reading “Designed for Joy – Owen Strachan and Jonathan Parnell, Ed”

THE DUDE’S GUIDE TO MANHOOD – Darrin Patrick (2014)

The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick is a primer on masculinity.  It is a very basic look at the essential ingredients of manhood. Patrick focuses on a handful of themes that any man can read, digest, and apply in one’s daily life.  Themes include but are not limited to determination, discipline, career, contentedness, devotion,Continue reading “THE DUDE’S GUIDE TO MANHOOD – Darrin Patrick (2014)”

MEN OF GOD – Trevor Archer and Tim Thornborough (2011)

Men of God is not for the faint at heart.  This excellent resource probes several areas that are of deep significance to Christian men. The book is patterned after a typical Pauline epistle with a section on doctrine that is followed by a section on practical matters. Part One: Men and the Gospel The authorsContinue reading “MEN OF GOD – Trevor Archer and Tim Thornborough (2011)”

FATHER HUNGER – Douglas Wilson (2012)

Douglas Wilson is not known for timidity or soft-peddling the truth.  His writing style is bold, pithy, and loaded with biblical admonitions and rebukes.  His newest book, Father Hunger is no exception. Father Hunger is not your typical parenting book.  Readers looking for popular parenting principles should look elsewhere.  The subtitle of Wilson’s work aptlyContinue reading “FATHER HUNGER – Douglas Wilson (2012)”

STEP UP – Dennis Rainey (2011)

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey encourages men of all ages to fulfill their God-given role.  They must as 1 Corinthians 16:13 says, “Act like men.” Rainey’s challenge to men is presented in five movements: The First Step: Boyhood The Second Step: Adolescence The Third Step: Manhood The Fourth Step: MentorContinue reading “STEP UP – Dennis Rainey (2011)”