“Men were made to rule. They always have and always will. Nothing can change that. Nothing will. It is not a question of whether men will be ruling, but which ones and how.” ~From It's Good to Be a Man
Our modern society has called for us to “smash the patriarchy,” and the church has not done much better.
Instead of telling men how they can hone and refine their aggressive traits, the church has told men that they should aspire to be meek servant-leaders, and when a man shows any signs of independence, he is shown the door.
This leaves most young men lost. They don’t know what to do or how to improve, so they watch Jordan Peterson videos on YouTube to learn how to grow in their masculinity and sense of mission.
In this book, Michael Foster and Bnonn Tennant remind men that their natural aggressive instincts are gifts from God that are meant to be used for the kingdom. Men are supposed to found households, join brotherhoods, and work towards a mission.
It's Good to Be A Man offers men a quick guide to where they are and how they can improve.
God made men to be strong and aggressive risk-takers. This is a feature, not a bug. Foster and Tennant remind us that it’s good to be a man.
This Study Guide includes chapter summaries, 3-6 questions for discussion and practical application, and recommended Scripture passages to study and consider. Perfect for small groups or Bible studies.
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What People Are Saying
"This book is an exercise in moderate extremism, or perhaps you might want to call it radical moderation.... This book is a careful, balanced, scriptural look at the task that God has assigned to men, and is a celebration of God’s good wisdom. And God is willing to give men the grace and ability to do what they were created and called to do—so men should make sure that they know what they are asking for. This is not possible apart from looking to Scripture for our answers. A man is not a deficient woman, and a woman is not a deficient man. God’s calling and God’s gifting line up. This book is highly recommended—for pastors, for parents, for teachers. If you have young men in your life, this book is essential." ~Douglas Wilson
"a book that every man should read, especially Christian men striving to become godly patriarchs with genuine, righteous gravitas." ~Hard Men Podcast
Michael Foster is a serial entrepreneur who has been in bi-vocational ministry the better part of his adult life. God has blessed him with a beautiful wife and seven children. He is the pastor of East River Church (CREC) in Batavia just outside Cincinnati, and co-hosts the It's Good to Be a Man podcast.
Dominic Bnonn Tennant has a background in writing, design, apologetics, and theology. He lives in New Zealand with his wife and four children, works freelance as a copywriter and web designer, and likes learning to build things.
AUTHOR: Canon Press
BINDING: Hardback, cloth-wrapped, foil-stamped
PAGE COUNT: 60
ISBN 10: 1954887477
PUB. DATE: February 4, 2022
The book was so inspiring for our men, the ladies went through the book to encourage each other to be the helpmate of man ready to take dominion!
The original book was apparently written for "the clueless bastards" out there. Unfortunately, it was written by clueless bastards as well. Work through this and you will be more clueless than before.
This work is, ironically, postmodern in approach, in that it leans heavily on personal opinion, personal experience, personal understanding of meanings. Quotes seem to have been harvested (web quote sites?) for the words they contain - not drawn from actual reading in the original authors' contexts. Follow them up - you will find quite a few that don't actually mean what the writers think they mean (do the research yourself or stay clueless).
This is a book which actually extolls a certain kind of USA cultural "manliness". It's not Christian manliness at all. How can I say that? Because the writers are careful to pick a few, particular examples of Christ which help their case limp along. This book does not point to Christ as our ultimate example of manliness at all, really. Its all about duminyun.
This book should not only be on the shelf of Christian men of all ages, it should be read repeatedly to let the truths sink in over time.
So far we are in ch.2 of this study ,the questions and scripture readings line up very well with the chapter we are in. We are doing this as a group study at our Church, 1 chapter a week, and the men are loving it.
We utilized this study guide over the summer with our Mens group and it was a great help in facilitating our robust discussions! I’d recommend if you don’t want your mens study group to be another chapter of the “Church Effeminate” you need to just “Man up” and get a copy!
Perfect review, great for all group sizes. Perfect summary and entry points to text discussion.
I am so thankful for the study guides. They are really helpful. It helps engage the mind from what I have listened to and see if I have understood.
This is considering am not strong in audio.
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