Aug 7, 2020
“Crossing the Angry River”
This week’s guest on the Men in the Arena Podcast is Marsh Bull. What a name! Don’t you picture a giant bull moose thrashing up a meadow when you think of his name? I love it! Marsh has really a cool online ministry called Men’s Group Foundation, which is a free resource for men leading small groups. Check it out.
Guts and Manhood
I just finished Guts and Manhood: Four Irrefutable Attributes of Courage, which is being edited as we speak and will be offered as a free download for the month of September only before sending the book proposal off to sell. Learn more on our website!
This is a monumental work on courage and the four monumental things I discovered about courage from an exhaustive study of the word in Scripture. I can’t wait for you to learn about these attributes that altered the trajectory of my life. If you want to be your most courageous self, then you need this resource in your library.
Here are the final thoughts from my book about the best way you can live as a courageous man.
Jul 31, 2020
“Four Irrefutable Attributes of Courage”
Of Guts and Manhood
By the time you read this, I will have finished the rough draft of my newest book, Of Guts and Manhood: Four Irrefutable Attributes of Courage, which will be offered for a month only as a free download, starting mid-August. After that, it is going to print. Learn more on our website!
This is a monumental work on courage. I documented each of the 57 times the word courage is mentioned in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) as well as New International Version (NIV) and discovered something about courage that I have never read before. There are life-changing truths about courage that I can’t wait for you to learn. If you want to be your most courageous self, then you need this resource in your library.
In my exhaustive word study of courage over the past two decades, I have discovered some tremendous secrets about courage and have mined them from the Bible for you. It takes great courage to live out your best version. Cowards are never at their best. Only the courageous live freely, love boldly, and long to be their best in Jesus.
Of the 57 times courage, or a derivative thereof, is mentioned in the Bible (NASB and NIV) it falls into one of four definitive categories. The discovery of these was literally life-changing for me. Here they are.
Jul 24, 2020
"Myths and Misconceptions about Both"
Of Guts and Manhood
I am days away from finishing my newest book, Of Guts and Manhood: Four Irrefutable Attributes of Courage, which will be offered as a free download for a month only starting mid-August. After that, it is going to print. Learn more on our website!
This is a monumental work on courage. I documented each of the 57 times the word courage is mentioned in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) as well as New International Version (NIV) and discovered something about courage that I have never read before. There are life-changing truths about courage that I can't wait for you to learn. If you want to be your most courageous self, then you need this resource in your library.
Jul 17, 2020
Men in the Arena and Your Best Version
In his classic work for men, Wild at Heart, John Eldredge claims that a man’s core passions are an adventure to live, battle to fight, and a beauty to rescue. Becoming your best version is a multi-faceted adventure.
One of the largest opportunities in becoming your best version is building a healthy marriage. Pour into your wife. As she grows, you grow. As she thrives, your marriage thrives. You will struggle to achieve your best version without her.
Love Language Guy
Dr. Gary Chapman reached out to us with his latest book, 5 Simple Ways To Enhance Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck at Home Together, and we were happy to oblige. Gary wrote The 5 Love Languages, selling over thirteen million copies and has been on the New York Times best-sellers list continuously since 2007.
His nationally syndicated radio programs air on Moody Radio Network and over 400 affiliate stations. More recently he appeared on the Men in the Arena Podcast, Episode 344.
COVID-19 has forced a new way of life. Experts are predicting a spike in the divorce pandemic as Chapman writes, “Some are predicting that the divorce rate will increase in America when the ‘shelter-in-place’ orders are lifted. Reports indicate that is exactly what happened in China when the quarantine was lifted. Quarantines do not cause divorce-people do.”
In this concise, practical book, Gary uses his lifetime of experience to help marriage with five ways to enhance your marriage.
Here they are.
Jul 10, 2020
Coaching Your Child to Follow Jesus
Fathering Is a Verb
While awaiting a flight from Seattle, Shanna and I witnessed a young mom waiting to fly with her four children, all of which were under eight years old. In a rush to get four children to the airport, she forgot to pack snacks for the flight. We offered a few of the ones we had brought, which opened a door for conversation. She was a single mom whose husband left after the youngest was born.
“He was the one who wanted kids but decided it wasn’t for him and left us,” she said with pain in her eyes.
Fathering children is not a biological act. Practically speaking, the word father is obsolete without action. Functionally, father is not only a noun, but the verb fathering best describes the role of a man with his children. Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron National Men’s Conferences, Brian Doyle, shares that “fathering” is the most requested topic at his conferences.
Forty percent of dads today were themselves born out of wedlock. Half of today’s fathers are ADOC’s themselves, with 50% of them not seeing their dad for a year after their parents’ divorce. It’s no wonder they are clueless and need our help.
We are humbled to lead men to their best version not only as a man but as a husband, father, and churchman. Make sure you pick up the free download from our website today so we can guide you to your best version.