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Book Title: Every Man, God's Man|
The author of the book: Stephen Arterburn
Edition: Waterbrook Press
The size of the: 38.62 MB
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Date of issue: April 15th 2003
ISBN 13: 9781578566907
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Reader ratings: 7.9
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This book of faith, directed to men, doesn't pull any punches. So much so, there were plenty of places that actually made me uncomfortable. One reason is summed up in a line of the book that read, "For nine out of ten guys, lust, porn, or sexual fantasy are their main sources of disconnection from God." I guess I'm one one in ten (*not to toot my own horn; a combination of bring a paramedic and trauma nurse followed by an absolute revulsion of any porn post salvation keeps me from dabbling into anything other than enjoying my wife) so every time Arterburn & Luck mentioned certain porn issues or, let's say self satisfaction, I cringed at their bluntness. It seems to be their way though, as this is part of The Every Man Series. These men, under the tutelage of Pastor Rick Warren of The Purpose Driven Life fame, have undertaken to show men what it takes to be a true Christian man in a modern world.
There are some great words of wisdom in this book, as well as the premise of openness between God's men. I too have seen a trend that sin lurks in concealment, and these authors believe in every man having their own confessor with whom they can be honest and share accountability.
The book is broken down into nineteen small sections of teachings, but I can't say they are progressive. At the end of the book, there is a Workbook broken into an eight week program. Although I read through, I did not work through the workbook section. Although part of a series, one does not need to read the other books first to move through these pages. They also advertise a Every Man's Bible within the first few pages, if you're in the market for a new Bible. Okay, that was snarky, but I've got issues with Christian and commercialism sharing the spotlight.
Some of the anecdotes were good, like the obsession with football which I am okay with. Then there was one that was not so good. In order to show determination, there was a whole story of one of the authors trying to water ski on one ski. Maybe it's different growing up on the coast, but for many of their readers that one analogy may seem rather pompous. There are men who may read this book and are either poor, or disabled, or don't have the opportunity to water ski. I'm sure I'm quibbling, but water skiing is far different from trying to walk again.
All in all, I found that the book was honest in its approach, practical in its advise, and truthful to the Gospel at its core. I do believe that all men, young and old, will be able to glean good nuggets of advice and help in their walk with Christ by reading Every Man, God's Man
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Read information about the authorStephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries — the nation’s largest faith-based broadcast, counseling and treatment ministry — and is the host of the nationally syndicated “New Life Live!” daily radio program heard on over 180 radio stations nationwide. Steve is also the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 3,000,000 women.
Steve is a nationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report and most recently ABC World News Tonight, GQ magazine and Rolling Stone.
As a best-selling author, Steve has written over 60 books, including the best selling Every Man’s series and his most recent book, Reframe Your Life. He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and won three Gold Medallion awards for writing excellence.
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